Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the requirement for living on campus?

All newly admitted students with less than 20 college credit hours earned after high school graduation (or equivalent), who are under 21 and not living with their legal guardian in the local area must live in UNC's housing system through the completion of the first academic year of their attendance.  (Local area is defined by school district. Included school districts are Ault Highland RE-9, Eaton RE-2, Greeley 6, Platte Valley RE-7, Poudre R-1, Thompson R-2J, Weld County RE-5J, Weld RE-1 and Windsor RE-4. ) Credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or concurrent enrollment  with high school do not apply towards the live-on requirement.

How do I contract for housing?

Soon after a prospective student has been admitted to UNC, an Admitted Student Guide is mailed to the student. This publication includes an admitted student checklist that details the steps to take to submit your on-line Housing & Dining Contract. The contract should be completed by the student and submitted on-line with the required $200 deposit. Students are able to request the type of housing that they want based on pricing tiers, as well as Residential Learning Communities and specialty living options on the contract. The housing contract for academic year 2016-2017 will go "live" on December 1, 2015.

Applications for housing are available by clicking on the "Apply for Housing" link and then clicking on "Login - Online Contract" webpage. At the login page, the student logs in by using their URSA username and password account information.

What is the deadline for application?

There is no deadline for sending in contracts, we guarantee housing for all students who apply. However, contracts are assigned on a date priority, space available basis, so it is better to send in a contract sooner rather than later.

Can I cancel my contract?

Yes, you can cancel your contract and receive a full refund until April 30th for contracts beginning in the fall semester. All cancellations must be received in writing and written by the student (not the parent). The cancellation can be:

  • mailed to: Housing & Residential Education Department, Campus Box 38, Greeley, CO 80639; or
  • faxed to: 970-351-1950; or
  • emailed to: from the student's UNC Bear e-mail account.

Contracts cancelled by or on April 30th will receive a full refund. Contract cancellations received between May 1st and May 31st will receive half of the deposit refund. Contracts cancelled after May 31st will have the deposit forfeited. Contracts can be cancelled up until the halls open. However, the deposit is forfeit. Once the halls have opened, students will be billed for the entire amount of the housing contract if enrolled in classes.

How are deposits collected?

Deposits are accepted on-line via credit card or by mail via check (payable to UNC). Deposits are transferred over from year to year for those students who continue to live in the residence halls.

Can I move off campus at the end of the first semester?

No. Housing contracts are for the academic year (both fall and spring semesters). Students must remain in the University's housing system from August until May in accordance with the housing contract.

What happens to my room contract if I drop out of school?

University withdrawal must be done when a student needs to drop/withdraw from all courses and leave the university.  Students who are planning to drop all courses and leave the university, for any reason, need to go to the Registrar’s Office located on the third floor in Carter Hall or call 970-351-2231. Students are required to complete an exit survey before the withdrawal will be processed.  Unless this procedure is followed, students will receive failing grades in all courses.

The Housing and Residential Education and Dining Services Departments will follow the university rate schedule with the first ten days being charged at the daily rate up to the 25% withdrawal charge.

For complete information on the withdrawal process, please visit the Registrar's web page.

If I take less than six credit hours, can I live in the halls?

Students who are enrolled in less than six credit hours can request permission, in writing, to live on campus.

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Can students choose their roommate?

At UNC, you have the ability to select a roommate.  Prior to filling out the housing contract, you need to get the correct spelling of your roommate preferences' first and last name as well as their Bear number.

On the housing contract, you will enter your roommate preference by entering their first name, last name and Bear number to confirm that they are someone that you want to room with during the academic year. If you do not have a roommate preference, the Assignments Coordinator will match you with another student by using the roommate matching criteria on the housing contract.

When will I get my housing assignment?

Students who currently live within the UNC Housing system, will sign up for housing during February for the following academic year.

New students can login into the Housing contract on the Housing webpage, to view their room assignment and roommate information. Any room changes made after the initial room assignment have been completed, will be done on a first-come, first-serve, basis as spaces become available. If you are not able to move by the time the residence halls open in August, please speak to your Hall Director for room moves.

Can I sign up for a single room?

Single rooms are at a premium! While we do have some “designated singles”, several of these rooms are held for medical/disability situations. Other single rooms are usually spoken for during the “Claim Your Space” process, when current students re-contract for spaces for the following academic year.

What if I want to change my room assignment or switch roommates after the halls open?

If a student wants to move due to a roommate conflict, they should talk with their Resident Assistant. Their RA can assist with roommate conflict resolutions and make roommate agreements. If the conflict is not resolved, then residents should talk with the Hall Director about changing rooms. We try to work with students to make the most amicable situation possible. Because of space availability, we sometimes are not able to make the requested changes immediately.

I didn't ask to be assigned to a special interest floor. Why am I?

If you were assigned to a “special interest floor” without requesting it, it is probably because the remaining spaces available were only on this floor at the time of your assignment.

Ethnic or religious breakdown – can I live with another person of the same ethnicity or religion?

Room assignments are made based on the information given on the contract; ethnicity and religion are not included.

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What kind of internet access do I have in the residence halls?

High speed internet access is available in each residence hall via a hard wired network port called ResNet.  ResNet is provided to each residence hall occupant with an active housing contract.  You will need a category 5 or 6 Ethernet patch cable to connect your desktop or laptop to the hard wired port.  Patch cables can be purchased at Bear Logic located within the University Center.  Once connected to ResNet you will be guided through an automated online registrations process for internet services.  (You can only complete this process in your residence hall room).  

Residents will also find wireless access available in their Residence Halls via the wireless network name ”UNC-ResLife” and users will need to use the pre-shared key UNCReslife to associate to the network. In the academic areas, students can use the UNC-Student wireless network, and pre-shared key UNCStudent.    For a list of buildings and locations with wireless access or assistance with ResNet please contact the Technical Support Center (970) 351-4357 or search the IM&T Knowledge Database here.


How do I address mail to students living in the residence halls?

The United States Postal (USPS) Office delivers mail directly to the residence halls. To mail a letter or package to your student using USPS, please use the following format:

USPS Mailing Format:

Line 1: Your student's name
Line 2: Your student's building AND room # - (example: Belford Hall, Room 120)
Line 3; Greeley, CO 80631-xxxx*
*Please use the 4 digit zipcode extension for your student's building from the list below:

Zipcode by Hall:

  • Belford Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • Bond Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5570
  • Brown Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5570
  • Decker Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • Dickeson Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5570
  • Gordon Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • Hansen-Willis Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • Harrison Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-6949
  • Lawrenson Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-6946
  • Luján Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5570
  • North Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-6903
  • Sabin Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • Snyder Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5522
  • South Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-6947
  • Turner Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-6948
  • Wiebking Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5569
  • Wilson Hall, Greeley, CO 80631-5570

For Packages Only:

UPS and FedEx require street addresses for packages mailed to the residence halls. If you are sending a package via UPS or FedEx, please add an address line into the mailing format.

UPS and FedEx Package Mail Only:

Line 1: Your student's name
Line 2: Your student's building AND room # - (example: Belford Hall, Room 120)
Line 3: Your student's street address
Line 4: Greeley, CO 80631-xxxx *
*Please use the 4 digit zipcode extension for your student's building from the zipcode list above.

The street addresses are listed below:

  • Belford - 1902 9th Avenue
  • Bond - 809 19th Street
  • Brown - 901 19th Street
  • Decker - 910 19th Street
  • Dickeson - 819 19th Street
  • Gordon - 1904 10th Avenue
  • Hansen-Willis - 1929 10th Avenue
  • Harrison - 1400 23rd Street
  • Lawrenson - 2300 12th Avenue Court
  • Luján - 829 19th Street
  • North - 2253 11th Avenue
  • Sabin - 1920 10th Avenue
  • Snyder - 1910 10th Avenue
  • South - 2323 11th Avenue
  • Turner - 2310 13th Avenue
  • Wiebking - 900 20th Street
  • Wilson - 1927 9th Avenue

Can I have mail delivered to my residence hall so that it is there when I arrive on campus?

If you would like to have items delivered to the halls, please time the delivery of items to arrive after the halls officially open. Mail that arrives prior to August 15th will be returned to sender.

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Can I put up my own curtains?

No – Fire preventive curtains are provided for each room.

Can I put in my own loft unit/water bed?

Neither lofts nor water beds are allowed in halls. Beds in the residence halls can be bunked.

Can I have posters/pictures on walls?

Students are encouraged to decorate and personalize their room. Posters and framed pictures are allowed on the walls, but NOTHING may be attached to the ceiling, including stickers and decals. A limited amount of adhesive 3M products for attaching posters/pictures to walls are available at front desks.

Can I paint my room?

No. If your room needs paint, you can request that your room be painted by calling Housing Services. The room will be assessed to determine need/priority by Housing Services. All painting is conducted by the Facilities Operations paint crew.

What appliances can I use in the residence halls?

Compact refrigerators no larger than 6 cubic feet maximum; microwaves of 1250- watts or less may be used. All open coil appliances such as toaster ovens and hot plates are not allowed. George Foreman grills are NOT allowed. All appliances must be UL approved.

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How can I safely dispose of used needles and other sharps on campus?

If you use injectables for medical reasons and need access to a sharps disposal container, please contact Health Services at 970-351-1919. (Containers offered free through Health Services.) More info @ Sharps Disposal

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous to people and pets if not disposed of safely because they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions. The most common infections are:

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Safe sharps disposal is important whether you are at home, at work, at school, traveling, or in other public places such as hotels, parks, restaurants, and dining rooms.

Never place loose needles and other sharps (those that are not placed in a sharps disposal container) in the household or public trash cans or recycling bins, and never flush them down the toilet. This puts trash and sewage workers, janitors, housekeepers, dishwashers, household members, and children at risk of being harmed.

  • If you are a UNC student and need a sharps container, please call Health Services at 970-351-1919 to find out how to obtain a FREE sharps disposal container.
  • Students having FULL sharps containers may return them to the Student Health Center for proper disposal and may pick up a new, empty container, free of charge.

For more information, please visit the FDA website.

U.S. Government Census personnel on campus

The U.S. Government will send census takers to campus to talk with students. All census personnel will show proper identification and will notify the Hall Director for the building of their presence.


Do I have to move out during semester breaks?

All residence halls, with the exception of Lawrenson and Harrison Halls, close at 10 AM the Saturday of each academic semester finals week. Residents must vacate the premises within 24 hours after their final exam or upon discontinuance as a student, whichever occurs first. Between Fall and Spring semesters, residents can leave their belongings in their room; however, they are not allowed access to the hall/room until the halls re-open in January for Spring semester. Lawrenson and Harrison Halls will remain open during the semester break for residents and, those students residing in other residence halls, can request to live on campus during the semester break for an additional charge. Contact the Housing & Residential Education Office at 970-351-2721 to reserve a space.

Do I have to move out during the Thanksgiving break?

Students can remain in the halls during the Thanksgiving break, however, they must register with the front desk. Meal service is not provided.

Do the halls close during spring break?

Residence halls, with the exception of Lawrenson Hall and Harrison Halls, close at 10 AM Saturday prior to spring break and then re-open a week later at 8 AM on Sunday prior to classes beginning. Lawrenson and Harrison Halls will remain open during spring break for residents. Students residing in other residence halls can request to live on campus during the break for an additional charge. Prior arrangements need to be made to through the Housing & Residential Education office at (970) 351-2721.

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What are the housing options for upperclassmen?

Upperclassmen are allowed to live in any building on campus. However, there are several options available for students with families and/or international and graduate students.

International students:

  • Lawrenson Hall- houses 438 students in furnished and air-conditioned units on West Campus. Many individual upperclassmen students enjoy staying here in suite-style living.
  • University Owned Houses- Housing & Residential Education manages several single-gender and coed houses located within one block of either Central or West Campus that house a range of 5-12 individual students per house. For additional information and to check on availability, please contact the Assignment Coordinator at 970-351-2721.
  • Arlington Park Apartments- is located just 2 blocks from West Campus and offers a variety of floor plans.
  • University Apartments- located just 3 blocks east of Central Campus, this complex has 98 furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments.

Family housing and graduate housing:

  • Arlington Park Apartments- is located just 2 blocks from West Campus and offers a variety of floor plans. Families are welcome here too!
  • University Apartments- located just 3 blocks east of Central Campus, this complex has 98 furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments. Many families live here during the academic year.

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