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On-Campus Housing

A variety of residence halls, Arlington Park Apartments and university-owned houses are available on campus. Each building has its own character, environment and personality.

Living on campus means you'll have many opportunities to meet new people, appreciate new cultures and backgrounds, make life-long friends, develop interpersonal skills and develop a sense of community. Living on campus is also a way to develop life strategies and gain independence while having added conveniences that will make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

A Place To Call Home

UNC's residence halls, apartments, and university-owned houses offer all UNC students a great place to call home. UNC has great options for first-year students, transfer students and students returning to campus, as well as graduate and extended campus students. Living on campus helps you get integrated into the campus community, and you will live close to your classes and campus resources. UNC also offers unique programs in our residential facilities including Residential Learning Communities, Faculty in Residence, Coaches in Residence, pet-friendly housing options and gender-inclusive housing spaces in nearly all of our facilities. UNC Bears living on campus are at the heart of the action and community. We can't wait for you to be a part of the on-campus community! Learn more about getting involved on campus here.

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Residential Connections

Students walking on central campus

Live On Campus Requirements

First-year students with fewer than 20 college credit hours earned after high school graduation, who are under 21 and are not living in the local area with their legal guardian are required to live in UNC's housing system through the completion of their first academic year. 

Living in the local area form  Petition for Release

  • Credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or concurrent enrollment with high school do not apply
  • Local areas 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

 Flexible Housing Options

We understand that students need flexibility in their living situation, and that is why Housing & Residential Education has options for students who need to arrive early to campus, summer housing while taking courses, or need short-term housing until a lease opens.