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The Assignment Process

The Assignments Office matches your application with available residence hall spaces on campus. Please read the details and the terms and conditions of the Housing Contract to further understand what to expect from the assignments process.

If you have any questions that aren't answered by our site, please feel free to contact us.

The Assignment Process

Housing assignments are made and communicated:

  • for Spring-Only Housing: continuously, starting in November
  • for Fall-Spring Housing (for new students/applicants): continuously, starting in April
  • for Fall/School-Year Housing (for returning residents): during the Return to Campus Living campaign
  • for Summer Housing: starting in March

As students cancel housing or are moved to other buildings on campus, we make additional assignments. Students who have not yet received their assignment can check with the Assignments Office. Students are always welcome to use our Online Housing System to check the status of their application, view assignments that have been made and get information about their roommate(s), if any.

Housing assignments for incoming freshmen and transfer students are made according to the date that the Contract for Residential Services (or Online Housing Application) and deposit were received (the later of the two is used in the assignments process, as an application is not complete until both parts are received in our offices), using the spaces available after returning student placements are made.

Returning residents go through a re-application period called Return to Campus Living. During that period, returning residents are given priority in obtaining housing on campus.

During the first two weeks of each semester, we verify the assignment status and occupancy of each student in our residence halls. This process allows us to verify that each student in a room, has been assigned there and that our records are correct and current, in case of emergency or other need. During this process, we "freeze" the room change process. No room changes may occur during this period.

Residents who do not like their room assignment may use the room change period, to move to another space on campus, if one is available. The room change period takes place once every semester. 

Students are encouraged to monitor their UNC Charlotte email account for more information and to periodically visit the home page for details about the room change period.