The University of Alabama is committed to providing all of its students with a comprehensive educational experience. In 2006, UA established the Freshman Residency Program which requires that all first time, full-time students live on campus for the entirety of their first year.
In accordance with the residency requirement, all full-time students must live on campus unless they meet at least one of the following criteria for exemption from the residency requirement:
An exemption review committee will meet to review exemption requests that do not meet the above criteria. Other criteria that may be considered for exemption:
Have a compelling individual circumstance (these requests will be reviewed by committee).
Freshman residency exemptions are not granted automatically. Each is considered as it is submitted. Generally, students will be notified whether the exemption is granted in 2-4 weeks (Processing time may be altered due to Holidays/University Closings).
The housing exemption request form is available on mybama.ua.edu. First, the student logs in to myBama at http://mybama.ua.edu. On the Home tab, the right column is called “Currently on myBama.” Under the heading “Campus Housing,” you will see the housing application and the Housing Exemption Request Form as shown below: