All first-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus and submit a housing application, unless exempt from the requirement. Access to online room selection and/or housing assignments is determined in large part by application date. Other factors that affect when assignments are made include gender; LLC participation, if any; building preference; and roommate, if any.
To apply for housing, you must first be accepted to UA and pay your Freshman Enrollment Deposit. Your application is not complete until you submit the contract and deposit and click Finish on the Application Confirmation page.
To begin the application, go to myhousing.ua.edu and login with your myBama username and password.
Once you have logged in, select “Academic Year Housing Application” from the portal home page.
If the student is under the age of 18, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Select your top 10 residence hall preferences if you apply beginning February 2 and will not participate in online room selection. In making assignments, staff consider building preference; LLC participation; gender; and roommate choice, if any. We cannot guarantee building or roommate preference, although we consider both, as space allows.
You can also state interest in Living-Learning Communities, and you may receive information during the year about communities for which you may be eligible. When finished, click Next to continue.
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 18, 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). Select “Make Payment” to submit your application fee. Once you finish making the payment, you must click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page for the payment information to save correctly in the housing system.
Submit your payment information and select Continue.
Once your receipt shows on the screen, you can review the information and print a copy for your personal records. Make sure to select “Next” to ensure the payment is processed.
If you do not attend UA, cancel your housing application prior to May 1 to receive a full refund of your prepayment $165. If you cancel between May 2 and June 1 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.