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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Flexible Housing Options

UNC's Housing & Residential Education department provides flexible housing options for students that need to arrive on campus early, stay on campus during breaks or during summer session. 

Early Arrival (Fall)   Winter Break/Early Arrival (Spring)   Spring Break  Summer 

Early Arrival Fall 

Early arrival eligible students can move in on Friday, August 13, 2021. 

Early Arrival sign up for Fall 2021 has ended.


  • $45/night

Things to Consider: 

  • Campus Move in is on Thursday, August 19th, 2021
  • If you arrive on-campus before your meal plan is active on August 19, 2021 be sure to consider early arrival meal options.

Winter Break or Early Arrival Spring

UNC's Residence Halls reopen for the Spring 2021 semester on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8 AM. Students wishing to return to campus before that time should see the below information for Winter Break Housing/Early Arrival for the Spring Semester.

Residents living in Harrison, Lawrenson, University-Owned Houses and Arlington Park Apartments will not need to pay for Winter Break Housing.  Residents living in University-Owned Houses and the Arlington Park Apartments do not need to sign-up for Winter Break housing.        

To sign up for the early arrival click the Winter Break Housing Contract 2021-2022 for UNC Students link in the student housing portal.

Student Housing Portal
Student wishing to arrive early must have completed the early arrival request form before arrival.

If you wish to stay on-campus you will need to sign up for winter break housing, you will remain in your permanent academic year room. 

Reasons for Early Arrival or Additional Stays

  • For a job, team sport or  you are an out-of-state student. 
  • Early arrival required by UNC department, camp or team. 
  • Early arrival not required


  • $150/week 
  • $550/entire break

Things to Consider: 

  • Dining halls are closed during break and reopen for the spring semester

Spring Break

Spring Break is Saturday, March 12 2022 - Sunday, March 20, 2022. If you do not sign up for Spring Break Housing you must leave your residence hall by 10:00am on March 12 and you cannot return until 8:00am March 20.

Spring Break Housing Sign Up has not yet begun, in the meantime, learn more by emailing housing@unco.edu

If you wish to stay on-campus you will need to sign up for spring break housing for access to your room during Spring Break.

Reasons to stay 

  • For a job, team sport or you are an out-of-state student. 


  • $150/entire break

Things to Consider: 

  • You will remain in your permanent room assignment for Spring Break


Summer housing will be located in South Hall. Please login to the housing portal to complete the Summer 2021 Housing Contract for UNC Students. 

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If you are living on campus for the summer term your fall financial aid doesn't pay your summer balances. Any summer balance from classes or housing must be paid before fall classes start or you may be dropped from all fall 2021 classes.  Summer financial aid is limited, so if you are not sure if you will receive summer aid or how much please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Summer Housing Options

  • UNC student taking classes during one of UNC's summer sessions.
  • Student living on campus during the Spring 2021 semester who need housing over the summer.

Cost Summer 2021

  • Transition week: $175 
  • First 6-week session: $1050 
    May 16 - June 26
  • Second 6-week session: $1050
    June 26 - August 7
  • 8-week session: $1400
    June 5 - July 31
  • 12 -week session: $2100 
    May 16 - August 7
  • Entire summer: $2625
    May 8 - August 12
  • Ending transition week: $350