We believe 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.
The Residence Life team officially implemented a Residential Curriculum in 2017, as defined by College Student Educators, International (ACPA). Our team of professional educators focus on five learning goals: Academic Success, Wellness, Intercultural Competence, Life Skills, and Community Responsibility. Students will have lots of opportunities to connect with their peers through student led social and community building events with the goal of increasing a sense of belonging at UNC Charlotte. Additionally Residence Education Coordinators and Resident Advisors work together to host events designed to help students learn the skills they need to be academically and personally successful.
Residential Curriculum: Niner Blueprint
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote effective study skills (tutoring, study techniques, time management).
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote and academic attainment (registration, advising).
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote positive physical wellness.
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote positive financial wellness.
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote positive emotional wellness.
- Students will be able to implement risk reduction strategies to promote healthy behavior related to alcohol, drugs, and sex-related behaviors.
- Students will explore how their identities have impacted their experiences and demonstrate self-advocacy strategies.
- Students will explore the experiences of others and demonstrate allyship.
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote personal safety and security (bystander, awareness of security resources, fire safety).
- Students will be able to implement strategies to promote effective independent living skills.
- Students will take actions that positively contribute to their residential and university communities (following roommate agreements, demonstrating respect to all members of the community).
- Students will understand the rationale behind University and HRL policies and actively work to uphold them.
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: