Incoming Residents

The 2023-2024 housing application for incoming freshmen opened Monday, October 3, 2022, at 9 a.m. CDT. In order to apply for housing as a new incoming freshman, a student must be admitted to the University and pay the freshman enrollment deposit.

Due to high demand for campus housing in the fall, Housing and Residential Communities closed the housing application at 5 p.m. CT on May 3. Students who completed housing applications before that date will receive housing assignments, with room selection/housing assignments beginning in mid-May.

HRC will maintain a waitlist for incoming freshmen who are not able to complete an application. As space allows, HRC will remove students from the waitlist and allow them to apply for housing.  Beginning on May 4, incoming freshmen who would like to be placed on the waitlist should contact Housing and Residential Communities at 205-348-6676. Students who prefer to look for off-campus housing can visit the Off Campus Housing website or contact Off Campus Resources at or 205-348-0200 for assistance.

To apply for housing (after the above are true) for the 2023-2024 academic year, click on the “Apply for Housing” link below, log in using your myBama credentials, and select “Academic Year 2023-2024.”  For assistance, review our Application Guide. Your housing application is not complete until you have submitted:

  • the application form through the myHousing portal
  • a signed housing contract through DocuSign
  • the $175 housing prepayment and application fee ($140 refundable prepayment for fall housing charge and $35 non-refundable application fee)

If you apply for housing and then decide not to attend UA, cancel your housing application prior to May 1 to receive a $140 full refund on your prepayment; by June 1 to receive a partial refund of $100; or by June 15 to receive a partial refund of $50. The cancellation request form for 2023/2024 opens in the myHousing portal on December 1, 2022.

In order to apply for housing, you will need your myBama username and password.

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Summer Housing

Incoming freshmen who will be taking UA courses this summer can live on campus for one or more summer terms (Summer I, Summer II or both). The application for summer housing is a separate application than the housing application for Academic Year 23-24 for fall and spring. Interested students need to apply for Summer Housing as well as fall and spring, if applicable. Summer housing assignments are in different buildings than the academic year. Students will be assigned to an available space for summer in one of the summer buildings. Students should be prepared to move their belongings from their summer building to their fall building at the end of summer term.