Getting Started

There are so many great reasons to live on campus – you’ll do better in school, make lifelong friends, have a built-in support system and live close to everything.

As soon as you are admitted to the UA you should apply for housing, we have limited spaces and tend to fill up fast. We offer two types of hall/room assignment processes:

To help you get started, and make sure you get everything completed, we have a step-by-step checklist.


Checklist (for those who apply by April 1) - Student Picks 

☐  Get admitted to the UA. Create your NetID and password
☐  September 1: Housing Applications Opens - Apply for housing through the My UAHome portal
☐  Housing Application: Application Questions:

☐  Housing Application: Pay your $150 non-refundable application fee (inside My UAHome)
☐  January 4: Applications open for Theme Communities (optional)
  Determine which hall(s) you are interested in living in
  March 1: Roommate process opens

☐  By May 1: Complete your License Agreement (housing contract), available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your $200 Rent Down Payment, available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your Admissions Enrollment Fee to be eligible to pick your room
☐  Mid-May: Pick your hall and room, starts mid-May and goes through June, based on completed application date

  • Once you have a room, you can pick a different room or hall if you are interested (available until July 1)

☐  Sign up for additional services (optional)
☐  Mid-July: Complete your pre-arrival Online Check-in
☐  Review move-in information
☐  Start to pack! Be sure to check out the What to Bring Checklist
☐  Before School Starts: Make your fall semester rent payment


Checklist (for those who apply after April 1) - Housing Picks

☐  Get admitted to the UA. Create your NetID and password
☐  Apply for housing through the My UAHome portal
☐  Housing Application: Application Questions:

☐  Housing Application: Determine which halls you are interested in living in; select your 5-10 hall preferences
☐  Housing Application: Pay your $150 non-refundable application fee (inside My UAHome)
  Determine if you want to live in a Theme Community (optional)
  March 1: Roommate process opens

☐  By May 1: Complete your License Agreement (housing contract), available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your $200 Rent Down Payment, available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your Admissions Enrollment Fee to be eligible to be assigned to a room by Residence Life
☐  July-August: Receive your hall/room assignment, assigned by Residence Life
☐  Sign up for additional services (optional)
☐  Mid-July: Complete your pre-arrival Online Check-in
☐  Review move-in information
☐  Start to pack! Be sure to check out the What to Bring Checklist
☐  Before School Starts: Make your fall semester rent payment