UA requires that all first time, full-time students live on campus for the entirety of their first year to provide students with a comprehensive educational experience.
We require all full-time freshman students live on campus, unless they meet at least one of the following criteria for exemption:
The exemption committee reviews requests that do not meet the above criteria. Other criteria considered include:
We do not automatically grant exemptions and consider each as it is submitted. Generally, HRC notifies students whether the exemption is granted in 2-4 weeks (processing time vary due to holidays/University closings). The deadline to request an exemption each year is July 15.
To access the exemption request form, log in to your myBama account. On the Home tab, select “Housing Exemption Request Form” from the right column titled “Currently on myBama” under the “Campus Housing” header.