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Housing and Residence Life

Student housing at UNC is known as the Department of Housing and Residence Life and provides housing for more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students in traditional residence halls and apartment style facilities.

Services and programs assist students in transition to UNC, support their academic success and facilitate the development of life-long friendships. Students are encouraged to participate in activities, programs and leadership opportunities provided by staff and the Residence Hall Association. Numerous employment opportunities are also available to students within the residence halls.

Residence halls and apartments are situated on two separate campuses known as Central Campus and West Campus. The Central Campus residence halls are located on a beautiful, tree-lined area and include Belford, Decker, Gordon, Brown, Lujan, Dickeson, Bond, Hansen-Willis, Sabin, Snyder, Wiebking and Wilson halls. These halls house between 28 and 280 students and are a five-minute walk from the University Center. West Campus residence halls are located west of the University Center and house between 440 and 612 students per hall. These buildings include Harrison, Lawrenson, McCowen, and Turner halls. Many students enjoy the opportunity to live on theme floors including: business community, Cumbres, elementary education, honors, performing and visual arts, education, quiet life-style, and substance-free/wellness living. These floors offer programs, activities and experiences centered around the respective theme.

Each residence hall is served by a twenty-four hour, staffed, customer service desk. In addition, professional and student staffs live in the halls and are available for assistance and support. Centrally located dining facilities are located on both campuses and provide air-conditioned dining as well as the convenience of Gourmet-to-Go take-out meals. Laundry facilities, study lounges and television lobbies are also available for student use.

Residence halls and apartments are available for students with disabilities on both campuses and include numerous accommodations and helpful features. Housing and Residence Life staff are interested in working with any student to review accommodations to ensure rooms and apartments are ready prior to arrival. Please contact Housing and Residence Life as early as possible to ensure timely planning and preparation of a room or apartment.

The University Apartment complex is a five-minute walk from Central Campus and provides housing to upper division and graduate students. Single students and students with families are welcome to apply for housing in these two-bedroom, furnished and unfurnished apartments. Utilities provided in the rent charge include cable television, high-speed internet, gas, local phone services, electric, water, sewer and trash services. Long distance telephone service is to be paid for by the resident. Additional amenities include centrally located laundry, playground, a fitness room, and a community center with large screen television.

The Housing and Residence Life web site provides detailed descriptions and floor plans for review as well as answers to commonly asked questions about living in any facilities on campus. Access the web site at

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