It's almost time to fill out your housing application, and if you're anything like I was my senior year in high school, you don't really know anything about the residence halls at UNC. Allow me to make your life a little easier. 

1. Craige North


This is where I currently reside. It's a smaller community than most dorms you see on TV, which also means it is more quiet. It's still possible to make friends, but you kind of have to put yourself out there more. Our bathroom setup is quite nice, though, being only shared between the four of us (my roommate, suite mates, and myself). Craige North has four floors and a basement.

2. Hardin


This is a similar setup style as Craige North, with four floors and a shared bathroom between four people. It's right by the package center, too, which is cool on days that you don't feel like walking far but are dying to know what just arrived in the mail for you. 

3. Koury


This is the honors dorm for first-years. Again, same setup as the above; the only difference is that the people who reside there are all in the honors program, which is helpful to those in that program, because it helps you find study buddies more easily!

4. Craige, Hojo (Hinton James), and E-Haus (Ehringhaus)

These three are grouped together, because they are larger communities with similar styles. They each have six floors (Hojo has ten) and a bathroom shared in a large suite composed of eight people. While making friends is up to you, this certainly lightens the load a little bit. You are surrounded by more people and a lot of people like to do things with their suite, like get dinner or go out somewhere!

5. Granville Towers


This is a little more pricey way of living, but if that is what suits  your fancy, go for it! Most people who live in Granville have no complaints; however, it might be of significance to you that if you choose to live here, you won't be a part of the "traditional" freshman living community. But living on Franklin is handy for those late night Sup Dogs runs!

Don't stress too hard on where you choose to live. It is important, but remember that you are in charge of how you make your freshman year. 

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