FAQs

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When and how should I apply?

You can apply for campus housing as soon as you are admitted to the University, even before you officially commit. Once you set up your NetID and password, you can complete the online housing application. The application requires you to pay a $150 non-refundable application fee as one of the first steps of the application. Upon completion, you will receive an email confirmation; if you don’t, contact Housing & Residential Life immediately. If you do not have access to a computer, contact Housing & Residential Life at (520) 621-6501. NOTE: Fall applications are for the entire academic year.

When will I receive an assignment?
  • It depends on when you apply for housing. If you apply by April 1 (for the fall), you will be able to pick your hall or theme community and your room (based on availability) mid-May through June, based on your application date.
  • If you apply after April 1, you will provide your 5-10 hall preferences on your housing application and you will be assigned to a hall by Housing & Residential Life July-August.

More information is available in our Getting Started section. You may check your application and assignment status at any time in My UAHome

How do I change my hall assignment?

If you are in the Student Picks Group (applied by April 1) and have a room, completed your License Agreement, and paid your Rent Down Payment, you may reassign to a hall/room (based on availability) in My UAHome by selecting it and submitting it. This process will be open until the end of day on July 1. Those students who applied after April 1 (Housing Picks Group) will not be able to reassign themselves. 

What if I need to cancel my housing assignment?

You can cancel your housing application in My UAHome by clicking on ”Cancellation Request”. Alternatively, you may notify Housing & Residential Life in writing (letter, fax, or email). Include your name and University student ID number. If you cancel your fall semester housing by May 15, the Rent Down Payment, if paid, will be refunded. After the applicable date, it is not refundableThe $150 housing application fee is not refundable at any time. 

Why did Housing & Residential Life cancel my housing assignment?

If you did not pay your housing application fee, Rent Down Payment or Admissions Enrollment fee and/or complete your License Agreement by the deadline, then your housing assignment was cancelled.

How do I request a roommate?

Students have the option of selecting their own roommate(s) or suitemate(s) or receiving a random roommate. The roommate selection process will open in April, at which time all students will complete a profile as part of their housing application. Read more on the Roommates page.

How do I find a roommate?

We offer a roommate matching program in My UAHome. It helps you to find other students you might be compatible with and allows you to communicate with them within the system. Roommate selections must be mutual.

Do I have to request a roommate?

No. About half our students request a roommate and half opt for a random roommate. It is up to you.

What do I do if I don't get along with my roommate?

At the beginning of the semester, roommates have the opportunity to sit down with their RA and discuss expectations in the room. It is important to fully engage in this conversation and give serious thought to your expectations and clearly communicate them. If issues arise, your RA is your best resource.

Can I change my room or hall once I move in?

Yes, once you have a room assignment you can post your room on Room Swap in My UAHome, which allows you to search for other available spaces and make or receive offers to swap rooms with a another student. Submitting a swap request does not guarantee that another student will be willing to swap with you. Accepted swap requests are subject to Housing & Residential Life approval. While we will do our best to accommodate as many accepted swaps as possible, we cannot guarantee that all requests will be accommodated. We do not condone the auctioning or selling of rooms and will not swap students who participate in such activities.

Are the residence halls all-gender?

Residence halls are all-gender with the exception of one all-female hall, Maricopa. All halls have gender-specific rooms and typically gender-specific floors or wings. A few halls have all-gender wings. Bathrooms are gender-specific, with the exception of Árbol de la Vida, Likins and Posada San Pedro, which have some gender-specific and all-gender bathrooms on each floor or wing. Locations of gender-specific and all-gender bathrooms are subject to change each year. 

Are there different types of rooms to choose from?

Yes. Check out the Residence Hall search filter to learn the different room types that are available in our 23 residence halls. We encourage you to apply early if you would like to request a specific room type.

Are single rooms available?

There are a limited number of single rooms available in some halls. Check out the Residence Hall search filter to learn which halls have singles. We encourage you to apply early if you would like to request a single room.

Can I take a virtual tour of the residence halls?

Yes, hall videos and 360◦ photos can be found on each hall description page. For more videos, check out our YouTube channel.

Are freshman required to live on campus?

Incoming freshmen are not required to live on campus but are encouraged do to so. More than 80% of the students who live on campus are freshmen. Life in a residence hall is more than just a place to sleep and study; it is about making new friends, building relationships, and being part of a caring and diverse community. It is also an opportunity to learn more about yourself, make informed decisions, manage your time effectively, and succeed academically.

Do all freshman live in the same hall?

We do not have halls designated to class standings. Each of our 23 residence halls can house freshman through seniors.

Is summer housing available?

Yes, summer housing is available on campus each summer. In order to be eligible, you must be admitted to the University of Arizona and enrolled in University classes. Housing is limited and is based on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply early when applications are online, usually in late spring for the upcoming summer.

Is winter housing available?

Yes, housing is available during the winter break for students who need to stay in a residence hall during that period.

Is housing available on campus during the summer for student workers?

Yes, you must be enrolled in a summer session class or be employed by Housing & Residential Life to live in a hall during the summer.

Residence halls close at 5PM on Friday at the end of each semester. Are there exceptions to stay longer?

Students who have extenuating circumstances that would make it difficult or impossible to move out by 5 p.m. on the last Friday of the semester should consult with their Community Director in advance. 

When is move-in?

Please visit our Move-In page for specifics.

I need to move in before the halls officially open, is this possible?

We do offer some early move-in options. Please visit our Move-In page for specifics.

I'm dropping below 12 credits; do I have to move out?

Generally, if this is the first semester you have dropped below 12 credits, you will receive a letter reminding you of our policy of housing full-time students. This letter will also refer you to campus resources that might be helpful such as Academic Advising and the UA THINK TANK. If you are dropping below 12 credits for a second consecutive semester, you will need to meet with your Community Director to review your situation more closely.