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Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply

We will not assign housing to transfer students automatically. You are required to submit an application for housing if you wish to live on campus. Transfer students are assigned in the order applications are received, so it's best to apply as soon as you're sure you want to live on campus.

Step 1: Research Residential Learning Programs

  • Transfer students are welcome to apply to a Residential Learning Programs (RLPs). These programs are a great way to meet new friends who share common interests and get connected to the campus. 
  • Transfer United is an RLP specifically designed for transfer students' unique needs. Transfer students are also welcome to apply for Global Scholars House, Sustainability, WELL, Pride Place, and Balance. 

Step 2: Research Campus Communities

On your application, you will be prompted to rank your preferred residential areas from north and south campus as well as apartments. This way, no matter which region of campus you end up being assigned, you will have had the opportunity to let Housing know which areas you prefer.

Just keep in mind, we can't guarantee you will be assigned to one of your preferred areas; it all depends what space is available after current students select their housing. In addition to varying rates for each of the options, the basic differences are:

  • North/middle campus residence hall - This region of campus is typically desirable due to the proximity of the residence halls to academic buildings; many upper class students opt for this region of campus. Rooms on northern campus are corridor style, while rooms on middle campus are suite style.
  • South campus residence hall - This region of campus is a great environment for students new to UNC, because residents are often eager to meet new people and get connected to campus; community programs are well attended, and students describe this region of campus as having a very "social atmosphere." Rooms on southern campus are suite style, housing four to eight students per suite
  • Ram Village Apartments (Building 2) - This southern campus apartment-style accommodation will offer three bedrooms per unit, with each bedroom housing two students (in other words, six students per apartment). This option is similar to living in a suite on southern campus, but you have the added bonus of a full kitchen and a shared living room.
  • Ram Village Apartments (Building 1, 3, 5 or Taylor Hall) - This southern campus apartment-style accommodation offers four bedrooms per unit, with each bedroom housing only one student (four students per apartment). This option is a great way to have your own room, a full kitchen and a shared living room, while getting to know three other apartment-mates.
  • You can view all of our residence halls/apartments by location on this page.

On your application, you will be prompted to rank your preferred buildings on campus. This way, no matter which region of campus you end up being assigned, you will have had the opportunity to let Housing know which areas you prefer.

Just keep in mind, we can’t guarantee you will be assigned to one of your preferred areas; it all depends what space is available after current students select their housing.

Step 3: Submit Your Application

  • Apply at the Housing Portal at myhousing.unc.edu.
  • The Residential Learning Program application is also available at myhousing.unc.edu.
  • You can apply for housing as soon as you have confirmed your intent to enroll at Carolina. The priority deadline for transfer students to apply for housing is June 15.
  • There is no deposit required to apply for housing.
  • Transfer students are assigned in the order applications are received, with the first assignments issued in July. It's best to apply as soon as you're sure you want to live on campus. You may still submit a Housing Application through the end of summer, but your application will be processed after the students who met the priority deadline.
  • Residential Learning Program Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so if you are interested in an RLP, it's best to apply as early as possible.
  • The Housing Application becomes the Housing Contract upon submission, and cancellation penalties are effective immediately.
  • If you have chronic or severe medical condition that should influence your Housing assignment, note that on the application. Visit the page Chronic or Severe Medical Condition Accommodations Request for more information on how to proceed.

Step 4: Get Your Housing Assignment

  • First assignments will be issued in late June.
  • Charges will be applied to your student account in early August.
  • You will receive an email communicating your official Housing Assignment, roommate information, and move-in date and time.
  • Once you've been assigned, you can also view your Housing Assignment and roommate(s) online at myhousing.unc.edu.

Step 5: Move on Campus!

Check in at the Community Office that serves the residence hall where you have been assigned to pick up your key and start moving in.