New Student Orientation Early Arrival Housing

Lee Hall


Will you arrive to Raleigh the night before your orientation session begins? If so, University Housing offers overnight accommodations. You will be housed in the same room you will stay in for your orientation session. The cost is $20.50 per person for early arrival housing. Advance registration is only needed for students arriving the night prior to your session. You do not need to register separately for housing if you only plan to stay on campus the single night between Day 1 and Day 2 of your scheduled Orientation Session.

How do I register?

To sign up for Early Arrival housing, the night prior to your Orientation Session, please complete the online Request Form linked below. Registration will close one week before each Orientation Session, so be sure to submit your request in advance.


Please note that we are unable to offer housing more than one night in advance of your Orientation Session.Submit Request New Student Orientation Housing Requestn. Pre-Payment is required, at least 5 business days in advance of your arrival. You will receive an email with a secure link to make payment for Early Arrival housing. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions for check-in.

What if I lose the key(s) to my room?

You will be issued two keys and a building access card upon check-in. One key is for the suite door and one is for the room door. If you lose a key or access card, you will be charged $125 per key for replacement and $25 per access card. Please keep track of your room keys!

General Information

While staying with us on-campus during Orientation, you are held responsible for your actions. You are also expected to abide by all University policies, along with state and federal laws. Guests who are not participating in Orientation as a new student may not stay in University Housing facilities. Families of incoming first-year students may request on-campus accommodations in Avent Ferry Complex. Information about Family Orientation Housing is available on our website.

All of our buildings are non-smoking. If you smoke, you will only be permitted to do so outside, at least 25 feet from the building.

Students staff the Service Desk in the lobby and function in a duty rotation in the evenings in the event of an emergency. Contact information for on-duty staff will be available at the Lee Hall Service Desk.

Students staying in Orientation housing on campus should bring their own sheets, towels, and pillow. Televisions, phones, and radios are not provided in student rooms; please remember to bring your cell phone and charger or an alarm clock. There will be no phone service available in your room during your stay. If there is an emergency and your parents/guardians need to get a message to you, they can contact the New Student Orientation office at (919) 515-1234, University Housing at (919) 515-4398 or Campus Police at (919) 515-3000.

Contact Guest Services via email ( if you have any questions.

To view more information about New Student Orientation, please visit their website.