On-campus housing is not guaranteed beyond freshman year, except for students who must live on campus, including students with housing scholarships that are required to be used on campus, and certain HRC staff and athletes. HRC considers individual students’ extenuating circumstances in determining who can live on campus.

For students who want to begin exploring their options for off-campus housing, there are excellent resources available through Off-Campus Resources in the Dean of Students’ office, and we encourage you to take advantage of them. Additionally, the off-campus housing website will be very helpful.

UA requires all on-campus residents to have a meal plan through Bama Dining for fall and spring semesters (except students at East Edge through the UA master lease).

Housing for Returning Residents

The housing application for students who are guaranteed campus housing will open on January 11 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Students who are not guaranteed housing but wish to be on the returner waitlist can complete a form on January 16 at 9:00 a.m. CST to indicate their interest in housing. Information for the recontracting process for 2024-25 will be emailed to students during fall semester. Residents should look for communication via their Crimson emails starting in September regarding the recontracting process and important dates, deadlines and instructions.

On-Campus Housing Application – For those guaranteed housing

On January 11, 2024, the housing application will open in the myHousing portal at 9 a.m. CST. Only students who are guaranteed housing will be able to complete the housing application at that time. Students who complete the housing application by March 26 will be eligible for returner room selection.

Housing Interest Form – For those who are not guaranteed housing

The interest form is no longer available for returning students to put themselves on the housing waitlist. We do not anticipate allowing any other students to apply for housing on campus. Off-Campus Resources can provide helpful resources to find housing off campus.

Returner Room Selection

Returner room selection takes place in the spring for students who apply for housing by March 26. Students eligible for room selection will receive their log in day/time by email in early April. Students who apply for housing starting March 27 and do not participate in online room selection are assigned by HRC staff.

Students with complete housing applications will have access to My College Roomie to search for and confirm up to three roommates. Students must have a complete housing application to join a roommate group. The deadline for returning students to finalize their roommate groups is 8 a.m. on Monday, April 15.

Master Lease Space through UA

Housing and Residential Communities will have a master lease with East Edge again in 2024/2025. Interested students who have completed a housing application will be able to complete an East Edge interest form beginning February 19, and assignments to East Edge will be made before online room selection in April. Log in times to access the interest form will be based on when a student submitted their housing application. The earlier a student completes the application, the earlier they can submit the East Edge interest form. Students on the returner waitlist for housing will not have access to complete the East Edge interest form.

More information about the East Edge interest form process will be emailed to students with complete housing applications in January.