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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!



Date Published: October 15, 2015

Niner Residents have the special opportunity to view the Basketball Madness event from a resident-only VIP section! Basketball Madness will take place in conjunction with Homecoming week, on Thursday, October 22. To receive admission to the VIP section, residents must wear their HOME t-shirts, and be out in front of the ticket office before 8:30 PM on Thursday. GO NINERS!
 

 



Date Published: October 3, 2015

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Campus Cribs Contest Grand Prize Winners! Winners will receive a $1,000 Housing Scholarship toward their Spring semester on campus housing. Thanks to all who participated in this year's contest; the competition was stiff! We look forward to hosting this event again next Fall.



Date Published: October 1, 2015

The Spring 2016 Housing Application is now available online!

Click here to apply for Housing online. Use your NinerNET credentials to sign in. From there, you must complete the basic application and submit a $200 deposit*. On your application, you will:

  • Select your housing preferences
  • Identify preferred roommates
  • Select your meal plan
  • Provide emergency contact information
  • Digitally signing the Contract for Residential Services
  • Provide Parent/Guardian form (if applicable)
  • Pay $200 housing deposit*

*Housing deposits are waived for returning residents that participate in the Return to Campus Living campaign that runs every year in February. If paying by check, please download and print the Check Deposit Form to include with your payment.

Click here to Find Your Home.



Date Published: September 25, 2015

The Campus Cribs Contest is coming to a close, but we need YOUR help to determine our winners!

Photos of our finalists’ Cribs are posted on the UNC Charlotte Housing and Residence Life Facebook page. There are finalists in each of the following categories: Best Traditional/Tower Room, Best Suite, Best Apartment or Best Greek Village Room. Your LIKES on these photos will count toward the final judging. 

Please LIKE your favorite photos today, and spread to word to help your fellow campus residents win great prizes! Facebook voting will close at 11:59 PM on Monday, September 28.