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Lawrenson Hall

The Ridge Neighborhood

Nestled within the relaxed, collegial atmosphere of over 400 UNC Bears at Lawrenson Hall is home to the Transfer Student Residential Learning Community home to up to 55 students who have transferred to UNC. In this community, students can connect while accessing campus resources and developing networking skills. Lawrenson and Belford Hall are the home of UNC's Pet Friendly Residential Learning Community, where students can bring their dog or cat live with them on campus.

Students residing in Lawrenson Hall can stay in their rooms during Winter and Spring breaks. The apartment and suite-style living break availability make Lawrenson a great option for International UNC Bears.

Lawrenson Hall was built in 1973 and as UNC's tallest building has great views. Lawrenson is located on West Campus near the Campus Rec Center, Michener Library, Holmes Dining Hall, and West Campus Academic Buildings.

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Lawrenson Hall floorplan

Lawrenson Hall floorplan

Room Options


Lawrenson Hall Features

  • Secured EntranceWIFI Internet AccessWired Internet AccessAir ConditioningIn-Suite BathroomsIn-Suite KitchensIn-Suite Living RoomTV LoungeLaundry FacilitiesStudent LoungeStudy LoungeGame RoomMusic Room with KeyboardConference RoomsCommunity Patio

  • Lawrenson 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 Lawrenson 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.

      Desk Sizes

      • 2-Person Efficiency Apartments
      • 4-Person Apartments

      The desks in the 2-person apartments are approximately 38" wide by 24" deep and 30" high.

      The desks in the 4-person apartments are approximately 42" wide by 24" deep and 30" high.

    • Clothes Storage

      Each bedroom has a closet that is shared between residents in that bedroom. Closet sizes vary by room. 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 both clothing as well as other items such as boxes, books, athletics gear, etc.  4-Person Apartments have a coat closet. There is also limited shared storage in the bathroom and kitchen shared between residents of the apartment. Each room has a bookcase.

    • Flooring

      Most rooms in Lawrenson Hall have a vinyl flooring that looks like hardwood.

    • Windows/Window Coverings

      Rooms in Lawrenson Hall have slider windows which can be opened by the residents. Windows will have a fire-retardant drapery to help block out the light as needed.

    • Sink/Vanity

      Rooms in Lawrenson Hall have a shared full bathroom. All apartments also have a kitchen sink.

    • Appliances
      • 2-Person Efficiency Apartments
      • 4-Person Apartments
      • All 2-person apartments come with under-counter mini-refrigerators.
      • All 4-person apartments come with full-size (16.6 Cubic Foot) refrigerators.
      • All 2-person apartments come with over-the sink mounted microwaves.
      • Some 4-person apartments come with over-the range mounted microwaves.
      • 2-person apartments no not have a range/oven.
      • All 4-person apartments come with a
      • range/oven.

      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.

Residential Connections

Pet Friendly
The Pet Friendly community is one of our most popular options at UNC. Although every pet must go through an approval process before arriving on campus, this a place where you can live with your pet. If you are a pet lover, but don’t have your own pet to bring to college, this is also a great place for you! You’ll need to complete additional application documents to be considered for this community. 

Transfer -  Lawrenson Hall
Coming to UNC as a transfer student and looking to live on campus? This community, in an apartment-style building, is a great place for incoming transfer students to find connections with others going through the same transition.  

For Students

Room and Board Rates