In addition to having the option of living in a Living-Learning Community, students at The University of Alabama also have the option of living in a Themed Housing group. Themed Housing groups are organized either around students’ shared academic or social interests. Students within Themed Housing groups have the opportunity to build strong academic and social support systems with their fellow residents with whom they share a common interest. Each Themed Housing group is supported by either an academic unit or a Student Life office. In coordination with the affiliated academic units or Student Life offices, HRC is able to provide students with a living experience that is unique to their individual interests.

The following Themed Housing options will be offered during the 2018-2019 Academic Year.


Engineering living options are available for male Engineering students. These options provide an environment where students can exchange ideas, experiences, skills, and even class notes. The interaction between students with similar interests, and sometimes the same classes, is one of the main advantages of this living option. Students who apply for this option should be majoring in Engineering. The Engineering option is currently located in Bryant Hall.

Mallet Assembly

Mallet Assembly, currently located in Highlands, is a group of original thinkers and eclectic personalities. This living option has the following goals:

  • to recognize extraordinary scholastic achievement through its admissions process;
  • to encourage further scholastic development through a comprehensive system of in-house programs designed as learning activities that are enjoyable;
  • to encourage the development of leadership skills through the self-government of the program and encouragement of individual and collective involvement throughout all areas of campus life; and
  • to gather students to these ends with high scholastic and achievement records into a unique environment encompassing academics, recreation, unity, and fellowship.

For more information about applying to the Mallet Assembly, visit

Rotary International House

The Rotary International House offers a small, co-ed atmosphere for international students and other UA students who are interested in interacting with students from other nations. Students are selected for participation based on their interest and ability to be contributing community members.

For more information, contact Kelsey Hansen at Students who are interested in participating should complete the LLC/Themed Housing Interest Form by April 28, 2017.