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New Freshmen

For the fall semester, priority in assignments is given to new freshmen that apply for housing by May 1. 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 1, but space will be limited. Freshmen that apply for the fall semester after May 1 may be assigned to a temporary room in Gilbert Hall or to another residence 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 April 15.

New Freshman Housing Application

Transfer Students

For the fall semester, priority is given to transfer students that apply for housing by April 2. Transfer students may still apply for housing for the fall semester after April 2, but space will be limited. Transfer students that apply for housing after April 2 may be assigned to a temporary room until a permanent room becomes available. The possibility also exists that transfer students that apply for housing after April 2 may not be approved for housing, based on the number of available rooms. Late applicants may also be assigned “three-to-a-room” on a permanent basis, in a two-person room at Selden Hall where an extra bed has been added. Transfer students that plan to begin spring semester should apply for housing by November 15. Transfer students that plan to live on campus during the summer semester should apply for housing by April 15. Transfer students that have earned less than 24 credits are required to live at Gilbert Hall their first year. Students that earned college credit prior to graduating from high school (dual enrollment, advanced placement, etc.), that have earned less than 48 semester credits where more than 50% of the college credits were earned prior to graduating from high school, are required to live at Gilbert Hall their first year of full-time enrollment at UWA.

Transfer Student Housing Application

Current and Returning UWA Students

Current and previously enrolled UWA students, must apply for housing by April 2 to be eligible to participate in the Room Selection Process for the following school year. Students that apply for the fall semester after April 2 may be assigned to a temporary space until a permanent room becomes available. The possibility also exists that students that apply for housing after April 2 may not be approved for housing, based on the number of available rooms. Late applicants may also be assigned “three-to-a-room” on a permanent basis, in a two-person room at Selden Hall where an extra bed has been added. Current students that plan to first move on campus for the spring semester should apply for housing by November 15.  Current students that plan to live on campus during the summer semester should apply for housing by April 15. Spring semester residents will be sent an email with the link to the Current Resident Summer Application by April 20th. The application should be submitted by April 27th, to reserve a room for the summer semester. Current students that are not currently living on campus should use the link below to apply for housing.

Current Student Housing Application

Current Resident Application  (Only Valid until May 3, 2018)

Special Accommodations Requests

Current and previously enrolled UWA students with special concerns or disabilities should apply for Housing by April 2 and should meet with the Director of Housing and Residence Life by March 24th so that reasonable accommodations may be made prior to the beginning of the Room Selection Process. While this is not required, students that fail do so may be placed on a waiting list for special accommodations.

New freshmen and transfer students needing special housing accommodation should apply for housing no later than April 2 for the fall semester, November 15 for the spring semester and April 15 for the summer semester. Students with special accommodation needs should contact the Director of Housing and Residence Life by April 2 so that reasonable accommodations may be made. While this is not required, new freshmen and transfer students that fail to contact the director by April 2 may be placed on a waiting list for special accommodations.