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

Opens: October 1, 9 a.m. CDT
Room selection participation deadline: February 3, 11:59 p.m. CDT

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.


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

We offer on-campus housing for more than just freshmen! Learn more about our designated transfer and graduate student options.

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.


Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to many of the common inquiries we receive from incoming and prospective residents.

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: May 1, 5 p.m. CDT

Find and confirm one roommate to live with on-campus. Learn more about the process of selecting your roommate.

5. Housing Assignment

Your housing assignment process depends on if you applied before or after the room selection participation deadline of February 3.

Room Selection

Applied for housing by February 3

Students who apply before the room selection participation deadline qualify for room selection. Check your Crimson email for your room selection time and select your room from available spaces.

Room Assignment

Applied for housing after February 3

HRC staff assign students that apply after the room selection participation deadline beginning in mid-May, in order of when they completed their housing application. Assignments made through mid-July.

6. Move-In


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