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Date Published: February 22, 2016

(Effective February 22, 2016)

Hoverboards are motorized personal transport vehicles typically used for recreational purposes. They are marketed under a variety of different names including balance boards, gravity boards or self-balancing devices and are powered by lithium batteries. 

Due to the documented fire risks associated with hoverboards, UNC Charlotte has issued a ban on the possession, storage, operation and charging of these and similar self-balancing, battery-powered devices in residence halls.

Charging of hoverboards in residence halls is prohibited immediately.  Students in residence halls will be required to take their hoverboards back to their home of record, or otherwise remove them from their residence hall rooms by Spring Break.  After March 14, 2016, any hoverboard located in a student’s residence hall room will be removed and shipped to the student’s home record at his or her expense. Any infraction may be a violation of the Code of Student Responsibility.

The safety of all students is a campus priority.  It has been demonstrated that batteries in hoverboards and similar devices are prone to explosion or combustion both while charging and during operation; thus, creating a potential fire hazard. To minimize the risks associated with the overcharging and operation of hoverboards, the University is restricting these devices from residence halls. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing and Residence Life office at 704-687-7501.

 



Date Published: February 18, 2016

Returning Residents: Select space online TODAY in Levine Hall for the 2016-2017 academic year! Levine Hall Selection Day is part of the Return to Campus Living process. Login to your housing account- TODAY ONLY- to select your Levine Hall space. For more information about Return to Campus Living click here.



Date Published: February 1, 2016

The Return to Campus Living application for the 2016-2017 academic year is now available online.

Click on the Apply/Login button and log in to the housing system using your NinerNet credentials. Then, select the last “Click Here” link next to “Return to Campus Living 2016-2017 Only.” The Return to Campus Living campaign ends on Monday, February 29.

The first phase is Same Room Selection which begins today and ends Friday, February 5. If you like your current room and are eligible to stay in it next year, you can reserve the same space online during this phase. Follow these three simple steps by February 5 to claim your same room:

  1. Find Out if Your Room is Eligible
    Between Monday, February 1 and Friday, February 5, residents interested in keeping their same room for next year should verify if their current room is Same Room Selection eligible by reviewing the Displacement List.
  2. Apply and Submit Preferences
    Complete the returning student housing application online between Monday, February 1 and Friday, February 5. No additional deposit is required.
  3. Select Your Room
    After you submit your preferences on the returning student housing application for 2016-2017, you can select the self-assignment option to participate in Same Room Selection. Follow the on-screen prompts to reserve your current room. You must complete this entire process by February 5 to participate in this phase.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All residents will receive an email confirmation once they’ve been assigned. You can also check your assignment by logging back into the housing system. If you get assigned in an earlier phase and then decide to participate in Levine Hall Selection Day or Open Room Selection, you must contact our office at 704-687-7501 to have your application reset.

More details about the Return to Campus Living 2016-2017 process are available online. If you need help applying or would like to speak with a housing representative, stop by our office in Scott Hall between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also visit us at one of our information sessions in the Student Union or SoVi from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Once you have completed your housing application for the 2016-2017 academic year, be sure to Post Your Pride to win prizes!!  Tweet us a photo @UNCCharlotteHRL in front of a residential building, using the hashtag #ClaimedMySpace. Once we have verified your completed housing application, you will be entered into a drawing for (3) prizes, each valued at $500. Click the link for all rules and details.



Date Published: January 22, 2016

Due to weather conditions, the office of Housing and Residence Life is closed today, Friday, January 22. The office will reopen on Monday.



Date Published: January 12, 2016

The Housing Application for new students for the 2016-2017 academic year is now available online!

Planning where you will live next year? Click through the links below for more information about on campus living.

Why Live On Campus?
Find Your Home
New Student Application Process
The Assignment Process
Apply!

 

(This application is for NEW residents- incoming or current students that do no currently live on campus- for the 2016-2017 academic year. CURRENT residents interested in returning to on campus living next year will have the opportunity to select their space during the Return to Campus Living period in February.)



Date Published: December 18, 2015

UNC Charlotte is currently monitoring the national news reports pertaining to self-balancing scooters, commonly known as "hoverboards" and the public safety hazard they may represent with regard to fire safety issues. It is being reported that the National Association of State Fire Marshals has received reports and is investigating several injuries and fires involving these hoverboards. 

In light of the information that is so prevalent from a variety of authorities nationally, UNC Charlotte is asking students that have a hoverboard, or may receive one as a gift over the holidays, to check their device and charging equipment to make sure it is compliant with Underwriters Laboratory or UL approved standards and certification. Packaging, devices and the charging equipment should be marked to indicate compliance. Devices not bearing a UL mark indicating compliance likely have not been tested to meet minimum safety standards and may pose a fire hazard. 

We are therefore asking students to remove those devices from campus facilities and not to store or use them inside residential facilities.

The following “tips” for safe use, care and maintenance are recommended:

  • After it has been used, give it time to cool off prior to charging.
  • Do not leave the hoverboard unattended while it is charging. Someone should be able to observe the device during its recharging period.
  • Do not overcharge the hoverboard. Follow manufacturer’s recommended charging times and do not leave it plugged in an outlet overnight.
  • Do not use electrical chargers other than those provided and compliant because they may be unsafe.
  • Keep charging to one plug per socket.

When operating a hoverboard:

  • Wear appropriate safety equipment (similar to when riding a bicycle).
  • Do not text or operate a cell phone while using a hoverboard.
  • Operate the hoverboard in accordance with its intended use.

Overheating:

  • If you notice the hoverboard is becoming hot, stop using it and check with the manufacturer or retailer. This could suggest a faulty battery that needs replacement.

We want to pass on this important information and ask that you choose wisely if you elect to make such a purchase. While not specifically addressed in residential guidelines or the Student Code of Conduct, these devices raise concern for the safety of our community. As additional information is obtained the practices and policies of the university will be updated. 

Downloadable Hoverboard Fire Safety Notice.



Date Published: December 8, 2015

Housing Assignments have been posted for students moving on campus for Spring 2016.

Login to your Housing Account to see your housing assignment and roommate(s). Be sure to review the Spring 2016 Move-In Guide on the Housing website and start making plans for your Move-In onSunday, January 10 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. 

If you have any questions about your assignment or Move-In, please contact our office at 704-687-7501.


Date Published: November 2, 2015

Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce that the Resident Advisor (RA) application is open for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017!​

We are looking for dynamic students to join our RA team. What’s in it for you?

NON-FINANCIAL BENEFITS
• Develop leadership skills that employers want
• Learn how to plan events/programs
• Learn how to respond and manage crisis situations
• Improve communication skills
• Learn how to effectively confront peers
• Gain experience working with a diverse group of people

 
FINANCIAL BENEFITS
• Compensation for housing, basic cable and Internet
• $2,000 Stipend (per semester, divided in monthly paychecks)
• $300 per semester (credited to student account) to be applied towards a meal plan
 

IMPORTANT DATES
Application Opens // Monday, November 2, 2015

Info Session // Tuesday, November 10, 2015 // 8:00 PM, CHHS 155
Info Session // Monday, November 23, 2015 // 9:15 PM, CHHS 155
Application Closes // Monday, November 30, 2015 // 5:00 PM
 

Check out the RA website for more information on the position & how to apply!