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.
- If you apply by May 1 (for the fall), you will be able to pick your dorm or theme community and your room (based on availability) starting in mid-May, based on your application date.
- If you apply after May 1, you will provide your 5-10 dorm preferences on your housing application and you will be assigned to a dorm by Housing & Residential Life in early-August.
If you applied by May 1 and have a room, have completed your Undergraduate License Agreement, and paid your Rent Down Payment, you may reassign to a dorm/room (based on availability) in My UAHome by selecting it and submitting it. This process will be open until late July. Those students who applied after May 1 will not be able to reassign themselves.
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 housing application before you have been assigned to a room for the fall, the Rent Down Payment, if paid, will be refunded. After you have been assigned to a room, it is not refundable. The $150 housing application fee is not refundable at any time.
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.
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.
We offer a roommate search tools 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.
No. About half our students request a roommate and half opt for a random roommate. It is up to you.
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.
A student may request a transfer through My UAHome. As space opens up, Housing & Residential Life Housing Assignment Services staff will pull from this list after all temporary housing students have permanent spaces. (For students who Move-In in August, this is typically available after Labor Day.)
Dorms are all-gender with the exception of one all-female dorm, Maricopa. All dorms have gender-specific rooms and typically gender-specific floors or wings. A few buildings 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.
We have a variety of single rooms available in some halls. Check out the dorm search filter to learn which dorms have singles. We encourage you to apply early if you would like to request a single room.
Incoming first-year students are not required to live on campus but are encouraged do to so. More than 80% of the students who live on campus are first-year students. Life in a dorm, 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.
We do not have dorms designated to class standings. Each of our 23 undergraduate dorms are intended for all students.
Students who have extenuating circumstances that would make it difficult or impossible to move out by 12p.m. on the last Friday of the semester should consult with their Community Director in advance.
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.