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Residential Education, Housing & Student Life Operations  


On Campus Housing

Living on campus puts you right in the middle of your Bulldog community! You will be a stone's throw from Highsmith Union, the Dining Hall, Ramsey Library, the Student Recreation Center, the Sherrill Center, and of course your classes!  

Aside from the convenience of living on campus, our residence halls offer lots of amenities to make your home at UNC Asheville complete -- comfortable rooms, community space, expanded basic cable, direct and wireless internet, inclusive laundry, kitchen and lounge facilities, and computer labs.

Each residence hall provides a unique on campus living experience.  Numerous programs and activities are presented throughout the semester by our residential education staff. In addition, our Resident Student Association, together with our Hall Councils provide leadership and involvment opportunities - as well as programs and activities for all residential students.

All first-year students are required to live on campus

All first year students (including transfer and early college students) who are under 21 and have completed less than one full academic year of post-secondary education are required to live on campus. UNC Asheville is committed to a student’s residential experience. Data show that first-year students who live on campus earn better grades and have a more fulfilling college experience. The university encourages all UNC Asheville students to live on campus in order to get the most from college life. (A waiver from the first-year residential requirement can be requested for certain highly extenuating circumstances and are subject to approval by the Dean of Students.)  Research shows that students who live on campus are retained at a higher average and perform better academically. Living on campus will provide you with lots of opportunities for learning, growing and meeting new friends. Come create memories with us!

Important Dates

Spring 2015 Semester

  • Residence halls will open for returning students on Sunday, January 11 at 9 am.
  • Residence halls will close for Spring break on Saturday, March 7 at 10 am, and will re-open on Sunday, March 15 at 9 am.
  • Residence halls will close for summer break on Wednesday, May 6 at 10 am, or 24 hours after your last exam.

Important Phone Numbers

After Hours Residential Education Staff: 828.989.8752
Campus Police: 828.251.6710
Student Health & Counseling Center: 828.251.6520
Residential Education & Housing and Student Life Operations Office: 828.251.6700
Founders Hall Community Director: 828.250.2371
Governors Hall & Governors Village Community Director: 828.250.3861
Mills Hall Community Director: 828.250.2372
Overlook Hall Community Director: 828.232.2881
South Ridge & West Ridge Community Director: 828.250.2374


2015-2016 Room Selection for Current Students

RAs laughing in loungeAs a current student, you have the opportunity to receive priority status in selecting a room, if you re-apply March 2nd through March 6th 2015.

This year we are excited to offer a more student-friendly room selection process.  Before you begin the online reapplication process, please take a few moments to make sure that you know the deadlines, and know how to participate in the process.  Find out how to sign up here.

Because of this new process, we strongly encourage you to visit us at one of our information sessions in Highsmith Union the following dates and times:

      • Wednesday, February 18th noon-1:30 pm room 104
      • Tuesday, February 24th noon-1:30 pm room 224
      • Wednesday, February 25th noon-1:30 pm room 104

2015 Homecoming Big Wheel Race

Big Wheel Race 1st place winners

Click here to watch a video of our 2nd annual Big Wheel Race from last weekend's Homecoming celebration.  Congratulations to the winners!  Don't miss out on the fun next year!