The Housing Application Process
NOTE: You will need your myBama username and password to log in and complete the application. If you do not know your username and password you can get the information here.)
You must be admitted to the UA before you can apply for housing. For the fall semester, freshmen must pay the freshman enrollment deposit before applying for housing. For more information or to pay your freshman enrollment deposit, please click here.
The housing application is a 3-step process. Step 1 - Apply for housing, Step 2 - Electronically sign the contract, and Step 3 - Pay the $250 deposit ($25 application fee and $225 prepayment).
The housing application will not be considered complete until all 3 parts have been completed.
The housing application may not be available on Sunday mornings from 8 am to 12 pm due to system maintenance.
Transfer Students and Current UA Undergraduate Students
Due to the tremendous demand, we do not expect to be able to accept new applications for on-campus housing from transfer students or UA students not currently living in on-campus housing for Fall 2010. To assist you in your search for off-campus housing, please visit the off-campus section of our website or call the Off-Campus Hotline at 205-348-7107. If you wish to leave your contact information in the event that housing becomes available you may do so by filling out the online contact information form here (NOTE: It could be June or July before we will know if any housing will be available)
Online Living-Learning Community Application:
If you are applying for the Blount Living-Learning Community, please apply to the Blount program application.
If you are applying for the Honors College Community, please apply to the Honors College.
If you would like to view more information about other iving-learning community residence halls, you can do this by going to the living-learning community descriptions page.
You must sign our Nine Month Residence Hall Contract in order for your application to be processed. You will sign the contract electronically when you complete the online application. To view a copy of the contract, please click here.
If you mail in an application, the last page of your application should be our Ninth Month Residence Hall Contract. You may sign and mail this in with the application and prepayment. Please note, paper applications could delay your application date and could prevent you from choosing your room online.
The best thing about living on campus is the ability/responsibility to be involved in your community. Living on campus teaches you how to work as a team to uphold community living standards. I can honestly say that I would not be the student I am today if I had not lived on campus during my time at the University.
Jared Witherington, Eclectic, Alabama, Majoring in Finance and German, RA in Paty Hall
Being an RA in Tutwiler has allowed me to see firsthand just how important the transition from high school to college is. Living on campus helps the students adjust to this new environment because all the essentials for college living are only a short walk or CrimsonRide away.
Brandi Freeman, Junior, Major: Metallurgical Engineering, Tutwiler Hall
I was once a freshman needing someone to pick me up when I fell down. I just want to be that person for my residents, a person who knows their way around the block and can listen.
Sarah Foust, Junior, Major: Accounting, RA in Tutwiler Hall
Sometimes on my floor, the best moments are the most unexpected and random… whether it’s gathering in the halls to chit-chat about whatever comes up, watching movies, or just a genuine conversation between a couple of residents and myself.
Jasmin L. Bush, Sophomore, Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine, RA in Parker-Adams Hall
I believe that the most meaningful way I’ve made a difference in the lives of my residents is by being part of that bridge over the gap between high school and college. I strive to encourage my residents to use me for the resource I am, especially the 95% of my residents that are freshmen. I am the one of the people they can come to not only to find what academic services are available, but also some social events that Tuscaloosa and the university have to offer. This way they can create their own balance between work and play.
Jesmond Fair, Junior, Major: Psychology Minor: Music, RA at Riverside West
I help my residents not just with roommate or maintenance problems, I help them with life. I like to hear what’s going on in their lives - we talk about everything from what classes to take to how to break up with someone.
Anna Foust, Birmingham, AL, Majoring in Biology, RA in Blount Hall
Living on campus puts you right in the middle of The University of Alabama. It's harder not to dive-in when you are exposed to so many activities and people are literally knocking on your door telling you about opportunities. It's not always fun and games. Sometimes you are forced to live with someone you never thought you would even speak to, but that's when you grow up and find out who you really are.
Sarah Luken Hydrick, MBA candidate 2009, Hall Director in Friedman Hall