Welcome to The University of Alabama Housing and Residential Communities! Follow each step below to help guide you through the housing application process and learn about your housing options.

1. Accepted to The University of Alabama

Complete Admissions Application

In order to start the Housing Application process, first complete the admissions process and pay the enrollment deposit (freshmen only).

2. Housing Application

Housing Application

Fall 2024 Application Opens: October 2, 2023 9 a.m. CT
Room selection participation deadline: February 1, 11:59 p.m. CT

Complete the housing application before the room selection participation deadline in order to participate in Room Selection. The earlier you apply, the earlier you select your room. Participating in room selection does not guarantee specific building or roommate choice.


While UA requires all freshmen to live on campus, some exceptions apply. Review our exemption policies and learn how to apply for an exemption.

3. Housing Considerations

Living-Learning Communities

Deadline: Vary by community

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) provide students with unique living environments that engage them with students of similar goals and interests. Learn more about our LLCs and their individual application processes.

Transfer and Graduates

When space allows, we offer on-campus housing for more than just freshmen. Options for non-incoming freshmen are very limited for fall 2024.

Medical Requests

Deadline: April 1

We provide accommodating housing for students with medical disabilities. Review our medical request policies and learn how to apply for special housing accommodations.

4. Explore Housing Options


From traditional, suite, and apartment style halls, we offer a variety of living options to meet the needs of our students. Explore our halls to find the best option for you. 


Review the rates for each hall to find which options fit your personal budget.


Deadline: For Fall, students should form their roommate pair, if they wish to form one, by May 6, 2024.

Find and confirm one roommate to live with on campus. You can search for a roommate through My College Roomie. Please note, HRC makes every effort to assign students with a requested roommate, if space allows, but cannot guarantee this.

5. Housing Assignment

Your housing assignment process depends on if you applied before or after the room selection participation deadline of February 1.

Room Selection

Applied for housing by February 1

Students who apply before the room selection participation deadline qualify for room selection. Information about room selection, including each student’s log in time, is sent to Crimson email accounts. Log in times are determined by the date the housing application is completed.

Room Assignment

Applied for housing after February 1

HRC staff assign students that apply after the room selection participation deadline beginning in late May. Factors that affect when a student’s assignment is made include housing application date; gender; LLC participation, if any; and roommate. Assignments are made through late July.

Meal Plan

UA requires all on-campus residents to have a meal plan through Bama Dining for fall and spring semesters.

Parking Pass

Residents planning to bring a vehicle to campus will need to purchase a parking pass, which they can obtain through the Transportation Services office.

6. Move-In


From packing lists to a Move-In Day overview, review our Move-In details to prepare for the big day.