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The University of Northern Colorado is known for its strong supportive community. UNC knows how important it is to be part of a community and feel a sense of belonging.

UNC Housing has created three residential neighborhoods on campus to provide our Community of Bears with the support and resources they need to succeed at UNC.

Neighborhood Features  Mesa Neighborhood  Basin Neighborhood  Ridge Neighborhood

Mesa Neighborhood

Named for being located on the epic hill of Central Campus, the Mesa Neighborhood is an active and vibrant part of campus. Located on Central Campus, the Mesa Neighborhood is within walking distance of Tobey-Kendel Dining Hall, the Student Health and Counseling Center, Gunter Green and the University Center. The Mesa Neighborhood showcases beautiful buildings and some of the campus’s historic buildings that surround campus community areas where students can study, play music or perform at Garden Theatre, eat with friends, socialize and relax on the Gunter Green.

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Front Desk and Community Engagement Center in Wiebking Hall

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Basin Neighborhood

The Basin Neighborhood is located the closest to athletic games, the Gear Shop and Outdoor Pursuits, the Campus Recreation Center and Michener library on West Campus. The Basin Neighborhood is great for students who want to be in the middle of all the campus action but also within walking distance to numerous areas where students can study, attend athletic games, play frisbee golf, eat with friends and socialize.

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Front Desk and Community Engagement Center in Harrison Hall

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Ridge Neighborhood

Located on West Campus and known for the cozy brick architecture that overlooks all of 11th Avenue and West Campus, the Ridge Neighborhood features the tallest residence hall. The Ridge Neighborhood is within walking distance of Holmes Dining Hall, the Campus Recreation Center, Turner Green, Campus Commons and the University Center. The Ridge Neighborhood surrounds the campus with areas where students can study, play frisbee golf, eat with friends, socialize and relax on many of the open green spaces.

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Front Desk and Community Engagement Center in South Hall

Neighborhood Staff

Neighborhood Features

Each neighborhood features the following services to help residents succeed. 

  • Community Engagement Center

    This is a community development and engagement space located within each neighborhood where students can congregate with friends, explore campus resources, engage in skill development and participate in events and activities hosted by their community.

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  • Front Desk Operations

    Each neighborhood has a front desk that is open 7 days a week typically from 8 a.m. – 2 a.m. where you can find someone who can answer your questions or connect you to a campus resource when you need it. The front desks are the best place to get information about housing and residential education, campus and the Greeley community. Each desk provides assistance for the following items:

    • Answering questions
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Submitting room repairs
    • Connecting with an HRE staff member
    • Scheduling appointments like a one-on-one with the neighborhood coordinator or a check in/check out.
  • Residential Assistants

    Student staff whose primary role is to connect with residents, build community, aid in the transition to UNC and be a resource throughout the on-campus living experience.

  • Neighborhood Coordinators and Community Directors

    Each neighborhood has two full-time live-in staff members who supervise the day-to-day operations of the community. The Neighborhood Coordinator and Community Director are great resources for those living on campus, and if they can’t answer a question, they always know who can!