Return to Campus FAQs - Residence Halls


Campus-wide move-in begins Monday, Aug. 31, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 6. Scheduling for move-in appointments will open up to students in early August after academic-year room assignments are confirmed. Eligibility for move-in appointments is directly connected to your room assignment so that HRL can manage building congestion and traffic on elevators.
  • You will be asked to limit guests to no more than two helpers.  
  • You will be encouraged to focus on bringing essential items to reduce unloading time and the need for many helpers.
  • You, along with any helpers, will be encouraged to wear a face covering during your move-in appointment. 
  • Housekeeping and maintenance staff will be available in each building during the scheduled move-in hours to wipe down high traffic areas and address any immediate repair issues.
  • HRL staff will be wearing face coverings as they facilitate check-in, walk through buildings to greet residents, monitor elevators, etc.
  • HRL will continue to work through ways to make as many parts of the process "contactless" to limit the amount of staff needed in lobbies for check-in. 

Life in the Residence Halls

  • Plexiglas shields will be installed at reception desks. 
  • Some common area furniture will be removed or relocated to promote physical distancing.
  • Posted signs will remind staff to wear their required facial coverings when interacting in close proximity to others. Similar signs will encourage you to follow CDC guidance by washing your hands, wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing and refraining from sharing personal items like cell phones or drinking cups.  
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be posted at the exterior entrances of each building as well as the currently installed stations at main doors.
  • Some study lounges, meeting rooms and common area restrooms will be locked to reduce the total space needing to be cleaned daily. For those that remain open, furniture may be removed and/or relocated to encourage physical distancing.
  • Watch this video for more on what to expect for residence halls this fall.
HRL staff will clean public spaces, such as community bathrooms, in each residence hall daily and high-touch and heavily-trafficked areas multiple times daily, particularly main pathways, front doors, elevator buttons, etc.
Yes, all employees are required to complete COVID-19 awareness training and HRL managers are responsible for monitoring the compliance of their staff members.
You will be asked to practice physical distancing, refrain from large group gatherings and to wear facial covering even if you can maintain six feet of physical distancing.
Absolutely! Social and educational programming will still occur within residential communities. You can anticipate a variety of platforms, both in-person and online, will be used to build community and connection within the halls. Whenever programs occur in person, they will respect physical distancing guidelines by limiting attendance, utilizing larger or outdoor spaces or having multiple dates and times available. More information for specific programs will be shared by HRL with residents.
  • HRL will work to keep you informed of the expectations for living in residence halls via UNC Charlotte email, verbal requests and guidance from HRL staff and through posted signs and publications (e.g. the Resident Handbook).
  • Yes, all on-campus residents will receive more information directly from HRL about move-in and life on campus. 
University cleaning staff will be responsible for cleaning a housing unit following a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The University will adhere to CDC protocols for cleaning the area.
No, we have not reduced the capacity in our dorm rooms.
If there is an outbreak in one of our residence halls, we have capacity to safely quarantine and isolate students in a designated space on campus. Appropriate processes on cleaning and sanitizing affected areas will be in place.
When hosting guests, students must always do so with respect to their room/suite/apartment-mates and the agreements made with one another. Furthermore, students should exercise individual due diligence to keep themselves and others safe and healthy.