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Harrison Hall

The Basin Neighborhood

Providing a home away from home to the majority of UNC's first-year students, Harrison Hall is one of the largest UNC communities, with five floors and 540+ fellow students. Bears can experience supportive connections within two Residential Learning Communities at Harrison Hall: Pre-Nursing RC and Outdoor Pursuits RC. The proximity of the Gear Shop provides convenient access to equipment check out for a Bear’s next Outdoor Pursuits adventure.

Harrison Hall was built on West Campus in 1966. Bears enjoy the cozy convenience of updated community-style-deluxe rooms with semi-private jack-and-jill bathrooms and easy access to The Campus Recreation Center, Michener Library, Holmes Dining Hall and West Campus academic buildings. Students residing in Harrison Hall are not required to move to temporary housing during academic breaks; they can apply to stay in their units during the winter and spring breaks.

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Harrison Hall

Harrison Hall floorplan

Room Options

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Harrison Hall Features

  • Secured EntranceWIFI Internet AccessWired Internet AccessSemi-Private BathroomsCommunity KitchenLaundry Facilities

  • Game RoomStudent LoungeStudy LoungeClassroom Conference RoomsMusic Room Access

  • Harrison Hall Amenities

    • Bed and Mattresses

      Each room has an adjustable height twin (regular) size bed for each resident. The bed has a dual firmness twin (regular) mattress (firm or extra firm, depending on which side is up). The beds are approximately 80.5" long by 41" wide by 37" high.

      Some rooms in Harrison Hall may have the beds bunked upon move-in to help students maximize the space. Residents can choose to bunk or un-bunk their bed.

      The bed is resident adjustable with three (3) settings. Beds are generally set to the middle height to accommodate both storage under the bed and ease of use

      Under-Bed Clearances

      Low Bed Setting/Bunked Bed

      Middle Bed Setting

      High Bed Setting

      11" Clearance from Floor to Bottom of Bed

      21" Clearance from Floor to Bottom of Bed

      31" Clearance from Floor to Bottom of Bed

    • Desk and Chair

      Each room has a desk and a two-position desk chair for each resident. The desks are approximately 48" wide by 24" deep and 30" high.

    • Clothes Storage

      Each room has a large wardrobe affixed to the wall with sides for each resident and a shared center area. The sides of each wardrobe are approximately 33" wide by 33" deep and 83" high. With a clothes rod at 48" high and two upper shelves. The shared center area has small shelves at 11", 21.5", 32",42.5", 53.5", and 64.25" from the base.

      Each resident has an under-bed dresser that has 4 drawers and is 46" wide by 22" deep by 20" high.

    • Other Storage

      The closets in each room should allow for storage of clothing, as well as other items such as boxes, books, athletic gear, etc. There is also limited shared storage in the bathroom. Each room has a bookcase.

    • Flooring

      Rooms in Harrison Hall are carpeted. Bathroom areas are tiled/vinyl.

    • Windows/Window Coverings

      Most rooms in Harrison Hall have slider windows that can be opened by residents. Most windows will have fire-retardant drapery to help block out the light as needed.

    • Sink/Vanity

      Most rooms in Harrison Hall have a shared full bathroom.

    • Appliances

      Rooms in Harrison Hall do not come with a refrigerator or microwave. Residents should coordinate bringing these appliances with their roommate(s). Our What To Bring and Housing & Residential Education Handbook detail size and power limitations for microwaves and refrigerators. Please consider renting a combined microwave-refrigerator unit through the Residence Hall Association

Residential Learning Communities

Queer Living Community - First Year
The supportive space created by the Queer Living Community is a great fit if you enjoy engaging in open dialogue about identity. Students who identify across the gender, sexual, and romantic identity spectrums are welcome to call this community home. 

Outdoor Pursuits
The OP community is designed to bring together students who have a passion for the outdoors and give them an opportunity to explore new adventures together! In partnership with UNC’s Outdoor Pursuits in Campus Recreation, this community has the privilege of being linked to UNC’s gear shop and lots of opportunities to get off campus and into nature. 

Nursing Exploring
If you’re a Pre-Nursing major, this community is for you! Live with other Pre-Nursing majors, study together, and find connection through your shared classes and experience at UNC. 

For Students

Room and Board Rates