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Summer Orientation Housing

Housing and Residence Life offers housing to new students and their family/guests the night before their New Student Orientation (NSO) session begins. 

Overnight housing is only available for the summer sessions in June and July.

If you are requesting housing during summer orientation, there will be an additional cost, which will be available on your First-Year and Transfer reservation form. Please contact for details and questions. 

Housing Information

Please refer to the details in your reservation and email communication from as all important information will be communicated via email.

NSO Housing will be in a suite-style building. Suite units are either 2-bedroom/4-person suites or 4-bedroom/4-person suites. All suites have 1 bathroom and a furnished living room shared by the occupants. 

Orientation Housing Assignments:
Students who are by themselves will be assigned to a suite with other students of the same sex. If a student wants to room with another student that is attending the same Orientation session, each student will need to check in for housing at the same time. Roommate assignments are assigned in person and cannot be guaranteed or coordinated in advance. 

Students who arrive with their family/guests will be assigned to a suite together. 

Housing Check-In

When: Check-in is from 4 to 6 p.m. the night before your NSO session. 

Where: First-Year and Transfer Sessions will go to different places to check-in for housing, so please refer to your email communication from for instructions on where to go.

Housing Checkout

When: Checkout is from 6:30-7:45 a.m. before your NSO session starts. 

Where: Checkout for both First-Year and Transfer Sessions will take place in the main lobby of the building you stayed in.

Housing Checkout Instructions:

  • Remove all personal belongings and take them to your vehicle. 
  • If you rented linen, leave it in your bedroom. 
  • Return the keys and building access card to the Housing Staff before going to your Orientation session. 
    • Any keys/cards that are lost or not returned at checkout may be billed to the student’s UNC Charlotte account.

Suggested Packing List

Linen is not included; participants are encouraged to bring their own. Participants will have the option to purchase a linen pack at the housing check-in for $20 via an online system. Linen packs include: 1 pillow, 1 pillow case, 1 mattress pad, 1 blanket, 2 sheets, 1 washcloth, 1 towel, 1 bathmat, and 2 bars of soap. Suggested items to  pack include, but are not limited to:

  • Toiletries, grooming products, or medications (toilet paper is provided)
  • Flip flops or shower other shoes
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Bed and bath linen
    • Beds are twin XL 36” x 80” bed on an adjustable frame. At the bed’s highest setting, the top of mattresses are 42.5” off the ground.
    • Past participants who did not already have twin sized linen have brought full and queen sizes and have shared that they worked fine. 
  • Personal pillow and an extra blanket
    • Participants typically prefer their own pillows and an extra blanket for additional comfort. 
  • Fans
    • While all residence halls are air-conditioned, North Carolina experiences high heat with humidity in the summer months. Participants who have stayed with us in the past have enjoyed having personal fans in their bedrooms for additional cooling.


New Student Orientation is a part of Enrollment Programs and Communications. Be sure to monitor the email communication sent by NSO for detailed information about the NSO session schedules and optional overnight housing. 

For special requests/accommodations or if you have questions, please contact Enrollment Programs and Communications by phone during business hours at 704-687-5509 or at