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Apply for Housing 

For the fall semester, priority in assignments is given to new freshmen that apply for housing by May 15.  Before applying for housing, new freshmen must first be admitted to the University of West Alabama and must pay their $200 Enrollment Confirmation Fee (ECF)  The ECF is managed by the UWA Admissions Office and may be paid online here.  Freshmen may still apply for housing after May 15, but space will be limited. Freshmen that apply for the fall semester after May 15 may be assigned temporarily to a four-person room in Gilbert Hall or to a three-person room at Selden Hall until a permanent room becomes available.  New freshmen that will begin their UWA experience during the spring semester are encouraged to apply for housing by November 15. New freshmen beginning summer semester should apply for housing by May 10.

Information for transfer students is available HERE.

Housing applications are available on the UWA Housing portal (  The application for Fall 2021 is  available now.  The application for Spring 2022 will be available October 15.

If you have questions about applying for housing, please call 205-652-3686.

Special Accommodations Requests

Students with disabilities that may need special housing accommodations must contact  Will Atkinson, the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs,  via email at While not required, it is recommended that students with special accommodation needs apply for housing no later than March 1 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for the summer semester.

Have a question? Check out the FAQ page HERE.