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The Assignment Process

Living on campus at UNC Charlotte is very popular and demand is high. This means we are likely to have more students interested in living on campus than we have space to accommodate them. To support the success of incoming students, we will prioritize applications from entering first time in college (FTIC) students, new transfer and international students, and then continuing students as available space allows.

In addition, assignments are made according to a combination of factors including space availability, date of completed application, roommate requests and building/room preferences. Please keep in mind that preferences are NOT guarantees but are used for placement when requested space is available. 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 here, 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 February
  • for Fall-Spring Housing (for returning residents): during the Return to Campus Living campaign, starting in January
  • for Summer Housing: starting in April

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 are made according to the date that the Contract for Residential Services (or Online Housing Application) and $100 non-refundable housing application processing fee 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.

If you have already been assigned and are interested in an assignment change, please monitor your email for late-spring updates about that possibility.

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. 

Please note: once you complete a room change, you will be charged the rate based on your new assignment. You can find the room rates here.

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.