Date Published: September 1, 2015

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to join the Resident Students' Association (RSA) in announcing the 2015 Campus Cribs Contest for all campus residents. 
Grand prizes will be awarded in the categories of:

  • Best Tower/Traditional-Style Room
  • Best Suite
  • Best Apartment
  • Best Greek Village Room

Enter now through September 16! 

ALL participants of the contest will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win an iPad, Niner Spirit Pack or $100 Target gift card, regardless of whether or not they are selected as a finalist or grand prize winner.
Grand prizes in each category will receive a $1,000 Housing Scholarship, applicable to your Spring Housing bill AND priority pre-lottery room selection on campus in the highly competitive 2016/2017 Return to Campus Living campaign that begins in February. All residents listed as participants in the entry form will be eligible to win the prizes listed. (The grand prize will be split between multiple participants listed on the entry form for a single submission). 

For all contest details, including a contest timeline, entry instructions and tips to win, please review the Campus Cribs Contest page on the Housing and Residence Life website.



Date Published: August 25, 2015

Last spring, we announced the DB Bonus program, awarded to those returning residents that completed an on campus living application for the 2015-2016 year by April 8 and also purchased a qualifying meal plan by May 1.

Eligible recipients have been notified of their status and the Bonus will be added directly to their accounts the third week of September, once their on campus residential status has been verified.

This Bonus will not be combined with pre-existing declining balance funds, but will be in a separate account on the card. The funds will work exactly like declining balance though.

Please wait until the week of September 28 to call us with questions, if the Bonus has not been deposited properly to the student account. Calls may be directed to 704-687-7501. 

Date Published: August 21, 2015

The Department of Housing and Residence Life thanks all of the organizations that volunteered to assist with Move-In this year! Your time and help is much appreciated by us and all of the residents living on campus this year.

Date Published: August 20, 2015

New and returning residents may experience some traffic challenges during Move-In and in the first few weeks of classes. During your Move-In arrival time, please be sure to adhere to your designated parking instructions. For more information: Roadway, Construction Projects to Greet Students, Returning Faculty

Date Published: August 17, 2015

Oak Hall has not been used for the last year as the building has been off-line undergoing a major renovation.  Everyone involved has worked extremely hard but ​we have not been able to complete the work prior to assigned Oak Hall residents' arrival. This is no cause for worry. We have made arrangements for these residents to ​stay ​in Phase IV buildings ​(Sycamore, Cedar, Hickory Halls) on campus until we get the green light to move into Oak Hall.

Updates on Oak Hall's completion will be posted as we know more, and instructions on the temporary Move-In as well as the Checkout from Phase IV to Oak has been communicated to residents via email. We fully expect living in Phase IV to be a short term situation.​ The daily rate for residing in Phase IV is less than the rate for living in Oak Hall.  As such, once residents are moved back into Oak, and we can calculate the number of days spent in Phase IV, residents' accounts will be credited for the difference.  In addition, moving assistance will be provided for the move from Phase IV to Oak Hall and we will place a $100 credit on residents' accounts to acknowledge the inconvenience we know this is to our residents. 

We apologize this delay has occurred.  We can promise that this delay was not from a lack of effort.  Our goal is to get  residents settled into Oak Hall just as quickly as we can and we apologize that this delay has occurred. Any questions can be directed to 704-687-7501 or

Date Published: July 10, 2015

Housing assignments for new freshmen and transfer students will continue to be made throughout the summer. Watch your UNC Charlotte email for information. Assignments are made based on a combination of factors including date of application, roommate and building preferences and program acceptance (Learning Communities, Honors, etc.). If you have any questions about your assignment, please contact the Assignments Office at 704-687-7501.

Once you are assigned, if you are confused by the letters and numbers that comprise your housing assignment, check out our decoding your assignment information.

Not completely satisfied with your Assignment? New this year is our online Assignment Change Waitlist that will allow any resident assigned for Fall 2015-Spring 2016 to submit a prioritized request for an assignment change. For more information, visit our New Student Assignment Change Waitlist page

Date Published: July 1, 2015

Please excuse the inconveniences associated with the construction of our Housing Master Plan that includes both renovation and new construction projects. Construction on Phase XIII, Laurel Hall, is now underway in South Village. Holshouser Hall in South Village and Oak Hall in East Village are under renovation this year, to reopen fall 2015.

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will begin their construction of the LYNX Blue Line Extension that will extend the Light Rail’s service from uptown, center city of Charlotte, to our campus.

For more information, visit our construction site.