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For those wishing to stay in Chapel Hill or Carrboro for the summer, there is no shortage of on- and off-campus housing.

Rick Bradley, assistant director of assignments and communication for Housing and Residential Education, said that most of the rooms in upper quad, lower quad, Rams Village and Odum Village residence halls remain open throughout the summer.

“Housing for the summer doesn’t really differ from semester housing,” he added. “There’s so many fewer students.”

Janna Walsh, Granville West receptionist, said they still have units availability for both summer sessions. Their website includes floor plans and prices per room. The East tower 8th and 9th floors offer single rooms.

“The rent includes room and utility and the lease is 15 meals a week,” Walsh said. Summer residents at Granville have full access to the pool and gym facilities.

Other apartments have year-long leases on units, so summer housing is arranged between the current lease holders and yearly renters. At Chapel Ridge, the lease starts August 15 and all units are currently rented. Summer housing is only available if the current lease holders choose to sublet for the summer.

Chapel Ridge does have a sublet list of available units for those interested. Both current and potential renters can refer to this list when looking for options.
Mill Creek’s lease begins August 1. This makes it difficult for students who recently signed leases to live in their apartments over the summer.
Sophomore Andy Brandt plans to live in Mill Creek next year. Instead of trying to sublet from the previous owner, she is staying at her sister’s house in Carrboro.
“I’ll move my stuff in August, but I probably won’t start living there until a week before classes,” she said. “It was just cheaper to live with my sister.”
Warehouse leases run for a full year from July 31, so availability for summer leases is also determined through the tenants. Ads are posted on Craigslist or around campus.
Sophomore Vanessa da Costa stayed in on-campus housing last summer. This year, she’ll be taking summer classes again and working part time. She will be living in an off-campus house she rented for the next school year.
“Before I signed the lease in February, I was going to look for a sublet for the summer,” she said.
Da Costa explained that her first priority was to find housing for junior year.
“I really wanted off-campus housing this year.”

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