Frequently Asked Questions
If you cannot find the answer to your question here please feel free to contact us.
- What is the requirement for living on campus?
- How do I contract for housing?
- What is the deadline for application?
- Can I cancel my contract?
- How are deposits collected?
- Can I move off campus at the end of the first semester?
- What happens to my room contract if I drop out of school?
- If I take less than six credit hours, can I live in the halls?
- Can students choose their roommate?
- When will I get my housing assignment?
- How do I assign myself to a room on campus?
- Can I sign up for a single room?
- What if I want to change residence hall or roommate after the residence halls open?
- I didn’t ask to be assigned to a special interest floor. Why am I?
- I was originally assigned to a double, why am I in a triple?
- Are triple occupancy roommates prorated?
- Ethnic or religious breakdown – can I live with another person of the same ethnicity or religion?
- Can I put up my own curtains?
- Can I put in my own loft unit/water bed?
- Can I have posters/pictures on walls?
- Can I paint my room?
- What appliances can I use in the residence halls?
- Do I have to move out during semester breaks?
- Do I have to move out during the Thanksgiving break?
- Do the halls close during Spring Break?
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 the university’s residence halls 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.
Soon after a prospective student has been admitted to UNC, a Becoming a Bear publication 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 side of campus that they want to live on, as well as Residential Learning Communities and specialty living options on the contract. During March, the incoming students login in groups and assign themselves to their space for fall semester. For students that do not assign themselves, they are assigned to rooms by the Assignment Coordinator.
Web applications for housing are available by clicking on the Future Students link and then clicking on On-Line Housing & Dining Contract for new students.
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.
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; faxed to 970-351-1950; or emailed to email@example.com 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 receive no refund. Contracts can be cancelled up until the halls open. Once the halls have opened, students will be billed for the entire amount of the housing contract if enrolled in classes.
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.
Housing contracts are for the academic year (both fall and spring semesters). Students must remain in the halls from August until May in accordance with the housing contract.
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.
Students who are enrolled in less than six credit hours can request permission, in writing, to live on campus.
In January, students will be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to find a roommate on the housing website. Students can search anonymously for a roommate on our website. If you find someone that you want as a roommate, you can choose to disclose your personal information to them. Typically, you will want to find a roommate that is in the same login group as yourself. Then you both can log into the housing website and assign yourselves to the same room. When you search for a roommate, select the top three questions that are most important to you and leave the other questions blank. If you answer all of the questions, you may not get very many potential roommate matches.
Upperclassmen are allowed to re-contract for housing during February of the current year for the following academic year.
Incoming freshmen will be able to start logging into the contract starting in March to assign themselves to a room. For those students that do not assign themselves to a room during March, the Assignments Coordinator will give them a permanent room assignment with roommate information beginning in April. An e-mail will be sent to all students who have completed an on-line housing contract explaining the room/roommate selection process.
In February, you will need to monitor your UNC Bear e-mail account. Instructions for when to log into the Housing website will be sent to your e-mail account. In March, when it is time for you to select a room, you will log into the housing website and select the side of campus you want to live on and the hall that interests you. If there are any spaces available in the hall, a list will appear with the rooms available for selection. You can select any of the rooms on the list. If there aren't any rooms in the hall you want, then select another hall and search again.
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 year.
Residents should talk with their Resident Assistant in order to assist with roommate conflicts; make roommate agreements; and then residents should talk with the Hall Director if they continue to want to change roommates, or change 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.
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.
Assignments are made by priority date. Triple rooms are assigned last when we have more contracts than we have double rooms available. This is usually a temporary assignment and students will receive a rebate on a portion of the cost of their room until other arrangements can be made.
A third of the normal room rate will be rebated to each occupant during the time they are assigned to a triple occupancy room. At the time another room opens up, they will be given the opportunity to move to that open space. If they choose not to move, and remain in a triple setting, the rebate ceases. (The first rebate occurs in October.)
Room assignments are made based on the information given on the contract; ethnicity and religion are not included.
Items mailed to students living in the residence halls should be addressed as follows using the appropriate zip code suffix for each residence hall:
Building and Room Number (ex. Belford Hall, Room 120)
Greeley, CO 80631-xxxx (ex. Greeley, CO 80631-5522)
- Belford Hall 80631-5522
- Bond Hall 80631-5570
- Brown Hall 80631-5570
- Luján Hall 80631-5570
- Decker Hall 80631-5522
- Dickeson Hall 80631-5570
- Gordon Hall 80631-5522
- Hansen-Willis Hall 80631-5522
- Harrison Hall 80631-6949
- Lawrenson Hall 80631-6946
- North Hall 80631-6903
- South Hall 80631-6947
- Sabin Hall 80631-5522
- Snyder Hall 80631-5522
- Turner Hall 80631-6948
- Wiebking Hall 80631-5569
- Wilson Hall 80631-5570
No – Fire preventive curtains are provided for each room.
Neither lofts nor water beds are allowed in halls. Beds in the residence halls can be bunked.
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.
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.
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.
All residence halls, with the exception of Lawrenson and Harrison Halls, close at 10 a.m. 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.
Students can remain in the halls during the Thanksgiving break, however, they must register with the front desk. Meal service is not provided.
Residence halls, with the exception of Lawrenson Hall and Harrison Halls, close at 10 a.m. Saturday prior to spring break and then re-open a week later at 9 a.m. on Sunday prior to classes beginning. Lawrenson Hall and Harrison Hall will remain open during spring break for residents and, those students residing in other residence halls, can request to live on campus during the break for an additional charge.
Upperclassmen are allowed to live in any hall on campus, however, there are several options available specifically for those students who are at least 20 years old or have more than 20 semester credit hours completed including:
- Lawrenson Hall- houses 438 students in furnished and air-conditioned units on West Campus
- University Apartments- located just 3 blocks east of Central Campus, this complex has 98 furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom apartments
- University Owned Houses- Housing & Residential Education manages several single-gender and co-ed houses located within one block of either Central or West Campus that house a range of 5-12 students per house. For additional information and to check on availability, please contact the Assignment Coordinator at 970-351-2721.
- Arlington Park Apartments- managed by Allen & O'Hara Education Services, Inc. in partnership with the University of Northern Colorado, this facility is located just 2 blocks from West Campus and offers a variety of floor plans.