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Residence Life

Living on campus is a major part of the total college experience.

The residence halls at the University of West Alabama provide a convenient location to your classes and the many campus services available to you. Many on-campus residents form friendships that last a lifetime. We hope that you will let us be “your home away from home.” 

The freshman year is a unique time in the life of every college student. For many of you, this will be the first time that you have lived away from home. For some of you, this will be the first time that you have had to share a bedroom. The freshman year is an exciting time but it also presents many challenges. For this reason, the University of West Alabama houses all new freshmen together in Gilbert Hall. Gilbert Hall is the newest residence hall on the UWA campus. Fourteen Resident Assistants live in Gilbert Hall, providing support and guidance for freshmen as they adjust to college life.

After your first year of college, you will be given the opportunity to choose where you want to live from a variety of residence hall options. Priority in assignment is based on each student's cumulative grade point average and credit hours earned. This means that the better you do in school, the higher the priority you will have when choosing your residence hall after your freshman year.

Welcome to UWA and go Tigers!