New Students

On campus student housing at the University of North Carolina Pembroke is designed to enhance a student’s total education experience by utilizing housing as a unique learning environment.  An integral and rewarding experience of Housing and Residence Life is meeting new people who will become lifelong friends, having regular contact with faculty and administration, and having convenient access to numerous programs and facilities throughout the year.  The department offers a variety of programs which enhance a student’s intellectual, personal, and social development.

Students entering The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who request to reside on campus must complete a Housing Agreement/Application.  This application and deposit must be submitted before a room assignment can be considered.

A new applicant should understand that by entering into the Housing Agreement, they are liable for the room and board charges for the full academic year (August – May). No cancellations of the Housing Agreement will be accepted after the July 31 deadline. Therefore, a student should not sign any off-campus leases until they have written verification from the Office of Housing and Residence Life that the Housing Agreement has been cancelled. An enrolled student who fails to pick up a room key at the beginning of the fall semester does not release the student from the Housing Agreement.

First year freshman students at UNCP are required to reside on campus for their initial academic year.  Attendance during MayMester, Summer Sessions, summer program at UNCP or programs at other institutions do not apply toward the fulfillment of this requirement. For purposes of this requirement, a first-year freshman residential student is defined as: any incoming student who will not be 21 years of age prior to August 1st of the initial enrollment year and who is registered for a course load of 9 credit hours or more.  A first year freshman who transfers to UNCP during the spring semester with fewer than 12 hours of credit and falling within the age and course load requirements listed above will be considered first year freshmen and subject to this policy. AP College credit or Dual Enrollment credits do not apply toward the fulfillment of this requirement.

The first year freshman may request a waiver if the student is 1) married; 2) a parent or guardian with legal custody of children; 3) 21 years of age prior to August 1st; 4) a veteran; or 5) a student with a special need (documentation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis). A student must complete a “First Year Freshman Authorization to Commute Form” and submit to the Housing Coordinator in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. A student requesting a waiver should submit the form by the deadline of July 31 for students beginning the fall semester and December 15 for students beginning in the spring semester. A copy of the waiver form may be obtained from the forms section of the Housing & Residence Life website.

The review committee will render a decision based in the information provided. The student may appeal to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The decision of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is final and conclusive. The only issue to be considered in any appeal at any level is whether or not the individual’s appeal request fits the criteria listed above.

First year freshman students who meet the residency requirement, but do not submit a Housing Agreement or are not approved to be exempt from the requirement will automatically be assigned on-campus housing. The student will be required to pay room and meal charges for the academic year to satisfy the first year freshman residency requirement.

Transfer students and readmit who submit their application and deposit prior to July 1 will be guaranteed housing.  Applications and deposits received after this date are assigned on a first received basis.

Students can request a specific roommate of the same gender.  While consideration is given to roommate preference request, it may not be possible to grant requests received after June 1.  Students will be notified of their housing assignment during the first of July.  The notification will include the name of the building and room number, roommate’s name, and contact information, so students can contact each other and begin discussing what each is bringing.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Housing Office located in the Belk Hall Suite 119, or contact Ms. Carol Hunt at or (910) 521-6228.


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