The Department of Housing and Residence Life believes that living on campus at UNC Charlotte is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. By living on campus, students are making an investment in their education. Research shows that students living on campus earn higher grades, are more likely to continue in college and are more likely to graduate within four years. These national studies have proven true as we look at the data collected on our campus.
Student relationships and interactions with our residence hall staff are a major contributor to the success of campus residents. These live-in staff members, in addition to the members of our team that work in the main office, provide a web of support for the students who live in the residence halls. This support has proven invaluable as students transition to campus, progress through their courses of study and become actively engaged in the UNC Charlotte community.
In addition to staff connections, campus residents have academic support and social networks not available to commuters. Highlighted below are two important models upon which we base many of our educational programs for residents.
The Connections Model supports the University’s long standing efforts to create intentional and diverse opportunities for students to engage in the University life. By emphasizing Connections as a primary educational focus, we expect to encourage Residence Education Coordinators and Resident Advisors to serve as catalysts, aiding students in the development of sustainable and supportive campus relationships that will foster their academic success.
Additionally, the Residential Freshman Curriculum focuses educational programming towards freshman-specific needs and interests. The curriculum guides educational efforts in four areas of college student development: academic success, personal development, active citizenship and social connectedness .
Learn More About Residence Life
Please feel free to visit the following pages to meet our staff, learn what they do, and learn more about what our team does: