Getting Started

More than just a Place to Sleep...

Dorm living is about learning to be independent, getting along with others, and making friends. It’s a place full of opportunities to learn life skills and receive an education beyond the classroom.

It is a place of ideas, where your world will get bigger. 

It is the college life.

There are so many great reasons to live on campus – you’ll do better in school, make lifelong friends, get the support to succeed, and live where everything is happening. Apply for housing as soon as you are admitted to Arizona. The earlier you apply for housing and complete your housing application, the more dorms you’ll have to choose from during Room Selection. Hurry, we often fill up!

Apply for housing by May 1st

To help you get started, and make sure you get everything completed, we have a step-by-step checklist.


Housing Checklist

Complete your Housing Application by May 1st to pick your room.

If you apply for housing after the May 1 National College Decision Day, your housing application process will differ.

☐  Get admitted to Arizona. Create your NetID and password
☐  September 1: Housing application opens - apply for housing through the My UAHome portal
☐  Housing Application: Application questions:

☐  Housing Application: Pay your $150 non-refundable application fee inside My UAHomeThis determines your housing application date and your priority for Room Selection.

  • Determine which dorm(s) you are interested in living in

☐  January 1: Applications open for theme communities (optional)

  March 1: Roommate process opens

☐  By May 1: Complete your License Agreement (housing contract), available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your $200 Rent Down Payment, available mid-April
☐  By May 1: Pay your Admissions Enrollment Fee to be eligible for Room Selection
☐  Mid-May: Pick your dorm and room, begins in mid-May and goes through late July, based on date you paid your housing application fee

☐  Sign up for additional services (optional)
☐  Late July: Complete your pre-arrival Online Check-in and get your Move-In date and time
☐  Review Move-In information
☐  Start to pack! Be sure to check out the What to Bring Checklist
☐  Before School Starts: Make your fall semester rent payment