A few days ago, I received an e-mail from the housing director reminding us that room sign-up for the 2011-2012 school year is coming up, and I thought it would be a good idea to share some information about living on campus with the readers of this blog!
First of all, you may be wondering what the housing rates are for the upcoming year.
For double rooms, the price is $2,080/semester + the mandatory meal plan, which is $1,571/semester.
For single rooms, the rice is a little higher at $2,835/semester + the meal plan’s $1,571/semester.
Now, here is the way that UNC Asheville handles sign-up and assignments for on-campus housing. Although we are building a new residence hall on campus, and renovating another, there are still a limited number of spots for those students who wish to live on campus, housing it operates on a first-come, first served basis as follows:
On March 17, students will participate in “Squatter Day,” wherein they can reserve the room in which they are currently living for the next school year. This guarantees those who want to remain on campus that, at the very least, they will have a spot, even it if is not necessarily their top choice.
The next day, March 18, is “Same Building Day,” which allows students to move from one room to another room within that residence hall. This also gives priority to those who arrive first.
On March 21, those students who wish to live in a different residence halls participate in “Somewhere on Campus Day,” which is the most competitive day; students arrive several hours ahead of the posted reservation time to ensure that they are able to live in the residence hall of their choice.
Finally, “I Forgot to Sign Up Day” allows students who did not remember to sign up for housing to make a reservation, provided that spaces exist. This takes place on Tuesday, March 22nd.
As we draw closer to the beginning of housing registration, I will share information (and lots of pictures!) about the residence halls we have on campus to let you see just where students can live, and what to expect when you come to UNC Asheville.