Helping You Make UNC Asheville Your Home

Enjoy the convenience and excitement of living on campus with the amenities that support your academic and personal growth. Choose from 16 residence halls and apartment-style living spaces offering a variety of floor plans and accommodations including single, double, and suite-style rooms. Our communities make it easy to interact with other residents, build friendships, and explore new activities. 

Our Residence Halls 

  • May 9 ……. Residence Halls Close at 9 a.m.
  • May 22 ……. Priority Housing Application Deadline for New Incoming Students 
  • June 11 – July 31 ……. 2024-2025 Room Selection For New Incoming Students 
  • August 13-14 ……. New Incoming Student Move-In for Fall 2024 
  • August 17-18 ……. Continuing Student Move-In for Fall 2024
  • August 19……. First day of classes for Fall 2024

Our Programs

Students gathered on the quad for a campus event

Residence Life programming focuses on community building and facilitating new experiences for students through events planned and coordinated by the student Resident Assistant (RA) staff. We offer unique housing options through our special programs, including Residential Learning Communities and Rocky’s Pet Program, that allow students to select housing options that fit their lifestyle and academic interests.

Two students sitting outside at Governor's Hall

A Residential Learning Community (RLC) is a group of students living on the same floor in a residence hall that shares a common theme such as career goals, personal interests, or academic major. This unique housing opportunity creates an environment that will help students succeed academically and build strong relationships outside of the classroom. The majority of the RLCs are linked to an academic course or major so students can continue their academic learning in the residence halls. 

We currently offer Honors and Transfer Student communities for incoming new students. RLCs require a separate application in addition to the Housing Application. This application can be found in the Forms Section of the Housing Portal (within OnePort).

The Honors Program Learning Community is currently open to first-year residential students who have been accepted into the University Honors Program. This RLC is intended to allow Honors students the opportunity to live near one another in the Ridges, including in a designated Honors block on the 3rd floor of West Ridge Hall. The Honors RLC will offer some extracurricular activities, as well as social programming. For more information, please contact Dylan Lawing, Director of Residence Life at

Population: First-year students

Requirements: Must be an active member of the Honors Program and participate in RLC events

Co-curricular Partner: FYS 178.0H1 – 0H4 HONORS First-Year Seminars

Location: West Ridge Hall 3rd Floor

Goals: Live with or near other Honors Students. develop study groups and support networks in-hall, and enjoy Honors programming and social events

The Rocky Pet Program allows students to register to bring a pet to live with them on campus! Located on the 2nd floor breezeway of Governors Hall, this program is open to continuing students (non-first-years) only. Approved pets are cats and dogs. Certain restrictions apply.

How to Apply

Please complete the Pet Registration Request Form, located in the Forms and Agreements section of the Housing Portal within OnePort. Registration and a non-refundable fee of $250 (due at the time of registration) must be completed by July 1


  • Students with an approved pet will reside on the 2nd floor breezeway in Governors Hall in single rooms.
  • Only 1 pet per suite is allowed.
  • Pets will only be allowed in the designated suite


  • Allowed pets are cats and dogs, at least 1 year in age, and not to exceed 40 lbs. fully grown. Certain dog restrictions do apply.
  • Pets must be fully vaccinated and dogs must be treated for fleas and ticks prior to arriving on campus.
  • Pets must be spayed/neutered.
  • Pets will be required to wear both rabies vaccination tags and UNC Asheville Pet tag (to be given to you when you check into your residence hall).

For complete rules and regulation information on The Rocky Pet Program, please review the pet policy terms and conditions

Please note: This is a separate process from emotional support or service animals. The request process for assistance animals is still through the Office of Accessibility. Please see the service animal and emotional support animal pages for more information. residence halls.

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Can’t make it to campus? Take our self-guided virtual tour and explore UNC Asheville’s campus and residence halls. 

Make Your Home at UNC Asheville

Apply through your Housing Portal in OnePort.

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