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South Hall

The Ridge Neighborhood

Spacious suites with a variety of unique social spaces provide community opportunities for the 348 UNC Bears at South Hall. Located next to the Holmes Dining Hall, South Hall is only a short bike-ride or walk to West Campus academic buildings.

South Hall and North Hall were built in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and are known as the “twin halls.” Cozy nooks under circular windows and multiple kitchens and lounges provide students a state-of-the-art living experience on the UNC campus. South Hall is near the Butler-Hancock Athletic Center and Nottingham Field football stadium; the proximity of the Gear Shop, in Harrison Hall, provides convenient access to equipment check out for a Bear’s next Outdoor Pursuits adventure. Criminal Justice majors, in the CCJ Residential Learning Community, also make Turner Hall their campus home.

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South Hall

South Hall Features

  • Secured EntranceWIFI Internet AccessWired Internet AccessAir ConditioningIn-Suite BathroomsIn-Suite Living RoomCommunity KitchenTV LoungeLaundry FacilitiesStudent LoungeStudy LoungeGame RoomMusic Room with Grand PianoClassroom Conference Rooms

  • South 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 South 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 closet for each resident. 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. There is also limited shared storage in the bathroom. Each room has a bookcase. 

    • Flooring

      Rooms in South Hall are carpeted.

    • Windows/Window Coverings

      Most rooms in South Hall have either double-hung windows or casement windows which can be opened by the residents. Most windows will have a fire-retardant drapery to help block out the light as needed.

    • Sink/Vanity

      Rooms in South Hall have a full bathroom area.

    • Appliances

      Rooms in South 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

South Hall is home to the Residential Connection of the Cumbres Community. Cumbres is a living and learning program for UNC Bears who are planning to teach in K-12 schools and are working toward an English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual/Bicultural endorsement. 

The Resident Assistant in South Hall is a Cumbres student who is familiar with the program and can help you get involved on campus. Cumbres staff members are hired to provide support and guidance through your first year on campus and help you adjust to college life as well as meet the requirements of the program. This is a great way to connect with like-minded students who are in Cumbres and also want to be teachers. You will be in classes together, be able to study and attend events, and hopefully make some life-long friends by living in South Hall. 

  • Belong to a community of friends and classmates
  • Mentoring provided for first year students
  • Study for Cohort classes in the comfort of your home away from home
  • Tutoring provided in your residence hall (you can wear your PJs)

Living in our Criminology and Criminal Justice community is a great choice for students looking to find a networking opportunity with peers and academic faculty.

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice (15 Spaces)
  • An on-floor Resident Assistant tutor specializing in Criminal Justice
  • A common living area on the CCJ RC floor reserved for its members
  • Programming and social events specifically targeting Criminal Justice topics

For Students

Room and Board Rates