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Congratulations on your acceptance into the Uplift PLUS program!

As you prepare for your stay this summer, please review the information below so that you are sure to be properly packed and ready for a rigorous schedule:


  • Casual clothing for classes and activities
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Bathrobe, pajamas, slippers, shower shoes
  • Dressy clothing (dressy casual/semi-formal) for farewell social (optional)
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Clothing hangers
  • Rain gear
  • Athletic shoes (no black soles)


  • General supplies (paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.)
  • Backpack or book bag


  • Sheets (Twin XL)
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Blanket or comforter


  • Detergent and fabric softener
  • Hamper or laundry basket


  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Toiletry items in a caddy: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, plastic cup, etc.
  • Shower shoes
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper


  • Alarm clock and desk lamp
  • Water bottle (personal water bottle that you keep throughout the program)
  • Musical instruments, if desired
  • Sports equipment (frisbee, football, etc.), if desired
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen

You will receive an invitation to sign up for the Uplift PLUS Sakai site no more than 2 business days after you have paid your deposit. Sakai has all the information you need to know as you prepare for Uplift PLUS as well as assignments that need to be completed prior to Uplift PLUS. 

Please click HERE  to login to the Uplift PLUS Sakai site.

You will find the Resources and Assignments tabs most useful and you will find the following information:


  • Move-In and What to Bring
  • While You’re Here
  • Payment and Assignments
  • Check Out


  • Residency Determination Application
  • Summer School Application
  • Updated Transcript

Students will be living in Hardin Residence Hall this summer. Below, you will find a list of approved and unapproved items for residence hall’s on UNC’s campus:


  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Desk lamp
  • Floor lamp (non-halogen, single bulb)
  • Fans – floor or window type
  • Food processor
  • Hot air popcorn popper
  • Hot dog steamer
  • Hot pot
  • Low heat warming tray (200F)
  • Microwave oven
  • Power outlet strip
  • Small refrigerator (Maximum 2′ x 3′ x 1′ or 6 cubic feet)
  • Three-prong extension cords
  • Toaster
  • Laptop


  • Wifi routers
  • Air conditioner (personal)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Deep fat fryer
  • Electric crepe maker
  • Electric frying pan
  • Electric griddle
  • Electric grill
  • Electric hamburger cooker
  • Fog and smoke machines
  • Rice cookers
  • Halogen bulbs and lamps
  • Hot oil popcorn popper
  • Hot plate
  • Indoor grill or broiler
  • Multiple-bulb light fixture (“octopus” or “spider” lamps)
  • Slow cooker/grill convertible



10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organized group activity/Free time
5 – 6 p.m. Change for dinner
6 – 8 p.m. Group Dinner
8 – 11 p.m. Free time
11 p.m. – Midnight Floor Meetings
Midnight Lights Out



9 – Noon Free time in residence halls/Optional Religious Observance
Noon – 5 p.m. Organized group activity/Free time
5 – 8 p.m. Study Hall and Dinner
8 – 9 p.m. Wellness session (Talk Night)
9 – 10:30 p.m. Final preparations for the week
11 p.m. Lights Out


7:30 a.m. Travel to class
8 – 9:30 a.m. ENGL 100
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. ACT/SAT Test Prep or Academic Session
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 3 p.m. Student Development (Leadership, Cultural Competence or Research)
3 – 5 p.m. Recreation/Free Time
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Study Hall
10 – 10:30 p.m. Floor Meeting
11 p.m. Lights Out