Housing & Residence Life

Room Sign-Up

Students filling out paperwork on Move-In day

Congratulations on your enrollment to the University of North Carolina Wilmington! The Office of Housing and Residence Life would like to provide you information regarding on-campus living.

Living on campus is an important and exciting part of the college experience where you will meet great people and grow as a part of the UNCW community. UNCW Housing and Residence Life firmly believes that on-campus living strengthens students’ academic performance and social involvement. To learn more about on-campus housing and obtain information regarding our facilities, services, and programs, we strongly encourage you to utilize the information accessible within the UNCW Housing and Residence Life website.

All Students that are classified as new, full-time freshmen are required to live in on-campus housing and participate in one of the "All Access" meal plans for their first academic year. More information is available here for the on-campus housing requirement. Additional information regarding meal plans can be found here .

+Fall Freshmen

Step 1 – Prepare For Your Housing Aapplication

  • Download the Next Steps - Application Instruction Guide (PDF)
  • If you have been admitted to UNCW, you may apply for housing starting January 15, 2020.
  • You must pay your Admission Enrollment Deposit to the University before you can apply for on-campus housing. Until the enrollment deposit has been paid, you will be unable to access the housing application.
  • You will access the housing application via your Teal Ticket. To access your Teal Ticket, login to  mySeaport and click on the Teal Ticket tab. Then, click on the " Apply for On-Campus Housing" link to begin the housing application process.
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Complete and sign your housing agreement online.
  • Pay the $105 housing application fee.   This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • If you are under the age of 18 at the time you submit the housing agreement, you must have a Parent/Guardian co-signature. Your application will not be  completed until this co-signature has been submitted.
  • Within the housing application, you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire used for roommate matching during the assignment process. Please answer these questions as accurately as possible. You may also submit the name of a person with whom you wish to room; however, due to space constraints, we cannot always accommodate student requests. Please know that our office does not guarantee any particular building, room, or roommate preferences.
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation that could influence your housing assignment, please contact our  Disability Resource Center to submit your Disability Accommodation Request form as soon as possible.

Step 3 – Receive Your Assignment

  • Most students will receive their assignment prior to the first Orientation session.
  • Once the assignment process is complete, you will receive notification via your UNCW email with instructions on how to view your assignment and roommate information. 
  • Housing assignments are made based on housing application completion date.
  • Meal Plans - All students that are classified as new, full time freshman are required to live in on-campus housing and participate in one of the "All Access" meal plans for their first academic year.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plans and sign-up procedures in detail.

+Fall Transfer Students

Step 1 – Prepare For Your Housing Application

  • If you have been admitted to UNCW, you may apply for housing starting January 15, 2020.
  • You must pay your Admission Enrollment Deposit to the University before you can apply for on-campus housing. Until the enrollment deposit has been paid, you will be unable to access the housing application.
  • You will access the housing application via your Teal Ticket. To access your Teal Ticket, login to mySeaport and click on the Teal Ticket tab. Then, click on the " Apply for On-Campus Housing" link to begin the housing application process.
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Complete and sign your housing agreement online.
  • Pay the $105 housing application fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • If you are under the age of 18 at the time you submit the housing agreement, you must have a Parent/Guardian co-signature. Your application will not be completed until this co-signature has been submitted.
  • If you require a reasonable accommodation that could influence your housing assignment, please contact our Disability Resource Center to submit your Disability Accommodation Request form as soon as possible.

Step 3 – Receive Your Assignment

  • Once the application process is complete, you will receive notification via your UNCW email with instructions on how to view your assignment and roommate information. 
  • Meal Plans - All students that are living in on-campus required housing are required to purchase a meal plan.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plan and sign-up procedures in detail.

+Fall International Students

Step 1 – Get Ready To Apply

  • You may apply for housing starting March 4, 2020.
  • You will access the housing application via mySeaport :
    • Login to mySeaport
    • Click on the Student Services tab
    • Click on the link for " Apply for On-Campus Housing" to begin the housing signup process
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Complete and sign your housing agreement online
  • Pay the $105.00 housing application fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • Complete your Emergency Contact Information

*You will receive notification of your housing options via your UNCW email account.

  • Meal Plans - All students that are classified as new, full-time freshman are required to live in on-campus housing and participate in one of the All Access meal plans for their first academic year.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plans and sign-up procedures in detail.

+FYSA/FYSA (First Year Spring Admit/First Year Spring Regular Admit)

Step 1 – Get Ready To Apply

  • You may apply for housing starting TBD.
  • You will access the housing application via  mySeaport :
    • Login to  mySeaport
    • Click on the Student Services tab
    • Click on the link for " Apply for On-Campus Housing" to begin the housing signup process
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Sign your housing agreement online
  • Pay the $105.00 housing application fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • Complete your Emergency Contact Information

Once your housing assignments are made, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to view your housing and roommate information via your UNCW email account.

  • Meal Plans - All students that are classified as new, full-time freshman are required to live in on-campus housing and participate in one of the All Access meal plans for their first academic year.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plans and sign-up procedures in detail.

+Spring Transfer Students

Step 1 – Get Ready To Apply

  • You may apply for housing starting TBD.
  • You will access the housing application via  mySeaport :
    • Login to  mySeaport
    • Click on the Student Services tab
    • Click on the link for " Apply for On-Campus Housing" to begin the housing signup process
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Sign your housing agreement online
  • Your $105 non-refundable  Housing Application Fee will be applied  to your  UNCW student account balance.   This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • Complete your Emergency Contact Information

Once your housing assignments are made, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to view your housing and roommate information via your UNCW email account.

  • Meal Plans - All students that are living in on-campus required housing are required to purchase a meal plan.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plans and sign-up procedures in detail.

+Spring International Students

Step 1 – Get Ready To Apply

  • You may apply for housing starting TBD.
  • You will access the housing application via  mySeaport :
    • Login to mySeaport
    • Click on the Student Services tab
    • Click on the link for " Apply for On-Campus Housing" to begin the housing signup process
  • Be ready to supply your personal information, including emergency contacts.

Step 2 –  Submit Your Application

  • Sign your housing agreement online
  • Your $105 non-refundable  Housing Application Fee will be applied  to your  UNCW student account balance.   This fee is non-refundable regardless of enrollment.
  • Complete your Emergency Contact Information

Once your housing assignments are made, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to view your housing and roommate information via your UNCW email account.

  • Meal Plans - All students that are classified as new, full-time freshman are required to live in on-campus housing and participate in one of the All Access meal plans for their first academic year.  Information regarding meal plans can be found here.  Your orientation will review meal plans and sign-up procedures in detail.

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Housing accommodations for students with documented disabilities are determined based on the need for equal opportunity, and not based on a perceived “benefit” to the student. Please note: disability-status does not impact one’s position in the queue (i.e., waitlist); however, should a housing assignment be granted, appropriate accommodations will be addressed. Students currently waiting for on-campus assignments are encouraged to submit Accommodation Request forms while waiting, as this may help expedite necessary adjustments to the room or facility.  

Students with disabilities living in UNCW residential buildings who need accommodation in order to have equal access to the housing environment must make their requests known well in advance of their planned move in date to ensure needs can be appropriately met (see the Campus Living Handbook). Request for disability-related accommodations must include the Disability Accommodation Request for University Housing along with appropriate documentation.