All first-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus and submit a housing application. Access to online room selection and/or housing assignments are determined by date of housing application, so the earlier you apply for housing, the more choices you will have.


Before Applying

To apply for housing, you must first be accepted to UA and pay your Freshman Enrollment Deposit.  It can take up to 24 hours after paying the Enrollment Deposit before a student can access the housing application. Your application is not complete until you submit the contract and deposit and click Finish on the Application Confirmation page.

Log in

To begin the application, go to and login with your myBama username and password.

Once you have logged in, select “Academic Year Housing Application” from the portal home page.

Period and Term

Select the Period and Term you are applying for and then select Next after each step.

Parent/Guardian Information

If the student is under the age of 19, a parent/legal guardian is required to sign the housing contract. Provide the name and contact information of one parent/guardian before selecting Next to proceed.


Application Information

Review the Application Information page, noting that all application and room assignment correspondence is sent to the student’s Crimson email. Read this page carefully and click Next to continue.

Personal Details

Verify that your information is correct. If you need to revise any information, log into your student account in myBama to make any updates. On this page, students can update their HRC contact info and opt in to receive text message updates. When completed, click Next to continue.

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

To help us in our mission of fostering an inclusive environment for all students, we provide space to share their sex assigned at birth, space for any information you would like to provide regarding your gender identity and sexual orientation. Any information provided (optional) is protected by federal privacy laws and used only for official purposes. When completed, click Next to continue.

Hall Preferences

Select your top three preferences of room style. Our staff assigns students who do not participate in room selection based on application date and preference, depending on availability. If you select “Lowest Cost Housing Request,” our staff will assign you to the least expensive option available, regardless of style preferences provided.

You can also state interest in Living-Learning Communities. When finished, click Next to continue.

DocuSign Contract Signature

Click “Click Here to Go to the Housing Contract” do not close your browser or change screens in the application until you sign the contract.

Read the contract and sign the document electronically. If under the age of 19, you must provide the name and email address of a parent/guardian who will receive a copy of the contract for review via email and add their signature to your housing contract. Be sure you provide a correct parent email address, so this step can be completed.


The housing application fee is $200 ($165 prepayment and $35 non-refundable housing application fee). Acknowledge on the next two pages that you understand these charges will go directly to your student account and click Next to continue.

If you do not attend UA, cancel your housing application prior to June 1 to receive a full refund of your prepayment $165. If you cancel between June 2 and June 15 you will receive a refund of $100. To submit a contract cancellation, fill out the online form. You must cancel with HRC, rather than Undergraduate Admissions, in order to receive a refund, if available.

Click Finish on the next page to complete your application.

The date your application is complete is the date that determines when you have access to online room selection or are assigned your room.