Kerr Hall

Overview Of Housing

Living on campus is an important contributor to success in college.  Students that live on-campus have higher GPA’s, have a larger support network of friends, educators and University staff, and are more likely to graduate with a degree. 

When you live on campus you will be living in the middle of everything that is happening. You are within a 10 minute walk from classrooms, the recreation center, your teachers, your friends, campus activities and events. You have access to your RA’s, who are a great resource to talk to about life on campus. You also can be involved in your halls Association and the events that it host. 

There is also the advantage of living in a secure environment. Each hall has staff members on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each building has swipe cards access to help make sure that the people who have access to the residence hall are the ones who are supposed to be there. The UNT Police Department patrols the campus and all of the Residence Halls are fully fire safety equipped and safety drills are run every semester.

All of the residence halls come with study areas, wireless internet, digital cable TV access, laundry rooms, vending areas, helpful staff and great opportunities for involvement and potential new friends.

Housing Benefits

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Living in housing offers a great start

Living in university housing offers much more than just convenience, because we offer much more than just a place to live. You get maximum opportunities for educational, recreational, cultural, and other programs presented in our communities. Living on campus will connect you with your teachers, tutors and other great resources and with other students.

Here are some reasons why living on campus gives you a great start:

  • Students who live on campus their first year have a higher average GPA than those that commute.
  • On-campus first-year residents are more likely to return to school for their second year.
  • You are easily within walking distance to your classes, campus events, the library, dining, and the rec center.
  • Social, educational, cultural, and recreational events organized through Housing are available.
  • You have access to Housing staff to ask for advice or get referrals on just about any topic from personal problems to career decisions.
  • You have the opportunity to participate in the Residence Hall Association.
  • Your  room and hall computer labs have Internet access.
  • Living in the residence halls has a positive effect on a students GPA, likelihood of graduation, and satisfaction with the college experience.

All the research shows that it’s a better university experience...

  • National research indicates that living on campus contributes to greater overall satisfaction with and success in college.
  • Residents are happier with their environment.
  • Residents are more likely to graduate and to enter graduate school.
  • Residents are exposed to a more diverse range of people, ideas and cultures.
  • Residents build strong interpersonal skills.
  • Residents finish college faster.
  • Residents have better contact with faculty and staff.

A fantastic location…

Living on campus puts you within walking distance of your teachers and classes, your labs and tutors, dining, the library, the recreational center, UPC programs and sports facilities. You will save hours of travel time every week by living on campus.

Achieve academic success...

Living on campus plays an important part in higher Grade Point Averages. Why does living on campus help raise GPAs? Here are just a few reasons:

  • You will have the chance to live with people of common interest and majors in our Living-Learning Communities.
  • You will have a personal, high-speed Internet connection in your room.
  • You will have access to a residence hall computer lab.
  • All residence halls observe nightly quiet hours to create an environment conducive to studying.
  • Housing staff members organize programs that enhance and develop necessary skills for academic success.
  • Tutoring and/or study groups are available in many of the residence halls.
  • Some halls have a faculty-in-residence to encourage student-faculty interaction

An opportunity to widen your horizons with new friends...

Living in the Residence Halls means that it will not take long to make new friends. Social events such as movies, road trips, UPC events, performances, guest speakers, educational programs, UNT Athletics events,  and time with your friends are just some of the many ways that you will expand the quality of your life. 

Resident Room Amenities and Services

Laundry room

Digital Cable Television stations

Internet

  • Basic internet service in the residence halls is provided at no charge. Upgraded internet service is available for a fee. Both wired and wireless available.

Phones

  • Courtesy phones are available, primarily at each front desk, and may be used for local and 911 calls. 

Computer Labs

  • Computer labs are available to aid residents with their studies. 

Grills

  • Most halls have outdoor grills available for resident use.  

Laundry Facilities

  • Laundry rooms are provided in each residence hall for the use of Housing residents only at no extra charge.

Mail and Packages

  • Residents may sign up for a mailbox at no additional cost. Mailbox holders may send and receive mail through USPS, UPS, FedEx, or DHL at regular service rates.

Swimming Pool

  • The College Inn pool is available for use by all UNT Housing residents and their guests. 

Recreation Equipment

  • Each residence hall provides a variety of games, recreational equipment, and other items that may be checked out through the hall’s front desk with a student ID card. 

Room Reservations

  • Reserveable Space for meetings or recreation available.

Recycling

  • Recycling bins available. Single-stream dumpsters available.

Study Lounges

  • Study lounges equipped with tables and chairs are available in most residence halls. These facilities provide an area to study during the day or night and are large enough to accommodate several students. 

Vending Machines

  • Vending machines are available in all residence halls.