• Mason Miller - Managing Editor

New Housing Selection Process Becomes Effective in Spring

In the spring, students who live in North, Belk, Pine and Oak will no longer have the ability to reclaim room and board in their same respective living area, as students have been able to do in previous semesters.

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The Housing Management system that students use to select and reclaim housing options will experience new changes this spring.

Starting in Fall 2019, students will experience a new housing model that focuses on housing freshman together.

The option currently available to students to select ‘room reclaim’ during the selection process will no longer be available to students who live in North, Belk, Pine and Oak.

With the new housing system, freshman will no longer be allowed to live in any of the apartments on campus.

The four residence halls located in the front of UNC Pembroke’s campus will also be used to house solely freshman.

Upperclassmen, with the exception of Residential Advisors, Living & Learning College and Honors College, will not be housed in residence halls North, Oak, Belk and Pine. Upperclassmen will have the option to stay in Cypress, Village Apartments or Courtyard Apartments.

The Housing Management System will virtually look the same after the system changes, according to Associate Director of Housing Edward Wittenburg.

The housing management system will operate on a “class status lottery system,” similar to how students sign up for classes.

This means that seniors will get the first choice on housing, then juniors, sophomores and finally freshmen.

According to Housing Director Paul Posener, retention was one key factor when deciding how the new housing management system should operate.

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