How do I contact University Housing? The fastest method is to email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256.824.6108. Our office is located: Charger Village, Room 118 601 John Wright Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding university holidays How safe is it to live on campus? Each year the UAH Police Department issues an annual campus security report highlighting programs, services, and crime statistics on campus. View the current UAH Annual Campus Security Report. What are the common abbreviations for the buildings referenced on this page? BEV: Bevill Center FFH: Frank Franz Hall CCH: Central Campus Hall FSH: Fraternity & Sorority Housing CVA: Charger Village Addition NCH: North Campus Hall CVO: Charger Village Original SCH: Southeast Campus Housing Who is required to live on campus? All first year full-time undergraduate students with a permanent legal residence beyond a 30-mile radius from campus are required to live in the campus residence halls. Are there exceptions to the mandatory housing requirement for first year full-time undergraduate students? Yes. Individuals meeting the following criteria may submit an exemption request and will be approved upon receipt of the Request for Waiver of Housing Requirement form and any required supporting documents: Students who are at least 21 years old prior to the first day of classes of their first enrolled term Married students and/or students with children Students with a documented medical hardship Students who have earned 48 or more credit hours from an accredited college or university How do I apply for undergraduate housing? Once admitted to the university, you can apply for housing by submitting a housing contract through your residential self-service account at my.uah.edu. When do I apply for housing? You must first be admitted to the university. Early application increases your chances of receiving your preferred housing assignment. We suggest you apply by May 1 for the following Fall semester or by December 1 for the following Spring semester. Am I guaranteed housing when I apply? On-campus housing is guaranteed for students who meet the first year full-time undergraduate housing requirement. All other students are assigned housing based upon date of application and space availability. A waitlist will be created to manage this list of students. What fees are due at time of application? There is a non-refundable application fee of $125. The fee is required to be paid in full in order to process the contract. Should you decide to cancel your housing contract, you will need to submit a UAH Housing Contract Appeal form. If you are approved, the application fee will not be refunded and you will be assessed a cancellation fee based on the received date. Failure to cancel housing prior to the applicable semester will result in a campus housing and/or meal plan charge. Do I get to pick my roommate? You will be provided access to MyCollegeRoomie once your contract is submitted. You will be able to select up to three roommates through this software system. University Housing cannot guarantee all roommate requests, but will make all efforts to accommodate your request.New students will be able to start selecting roommates in the system on February 15th, 2023. When will I receive my room assignment? Once all room assignments are completed, they are posted online in your myUAH account under Residential Self-Service. Fall assignments are typically posted by mid-June for first year students to allow the maximum amount of time for pairing roommates. Once my room is assigned, can I request a room change? If you would like to request a room change prior to moving in, please contact University Housing at email@example.com. If you would like to request a room change after moving in, please contact your resident director. University Housing allows room changes to occur, depending on room availability. What is the housing contract period and can I terminate my housing contract early? Housing contracts are effective for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters). If you wish to terminate your contract early, you must start the housing contract appeal process. You are required to fulfill all terms of your contract unless you graduate, are academically dismissed, are no longer enrolled, or have an approved extenuating circumstance from the Housing Office. Financial difficulties are not a contractually approved justification to terminate your contract and must be approved by the Executive Director of Residential Living and Card Operations. When is payment due? For your convenience, University Housing splits your housing costs into a fall and spring semester payment. You may also choose to participate in a deferred payment plan that offers payment installments through the Bursar’s Office located in the Student Services Building. What is included in the room rate? Your room rate covers the cost of your room for the entire academic year and includes Xfinity On Campus, Internet service, 24-hour security and all maintenance and utilities (electricity, water, gas, trash removal, everything!). All services are "wrapped" into one cost that is posted on your student account. Will my financial aid pay for housing? Yes. Financial aid typically is applied to all charges on your student account, including housing. Any remaining balance is to be paid by you or your parent or guardian. Visit Financial Aid for more details. Is on-campus living a better value than renting off campus? When compared with off-campus rental apartments or houses, on-campus living is often less expensive and more convenient. On-campus living fees include the cost of all utilities, Xfinity On Campus, Internet service, phone and 24-hour security; no deposit, connection, service, or termination fees are required. And, you receive only one bill for all services. Additionally, on-campus students don't have the hassle of subletting or paying needless rent for an empty apartment or house during the summer. The top three reasons current residents stated they planned to return to campus housing were to be close to classes, convenience, and affordability. Can I view suites before moving in? You can arrange a tour by contacting the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tour will be of the show suite in Frank Franz Hall. Can the university accommodate my accessibility needs? UAH is committed to making reasonable accommodations for those with documented accessibility needs. If you have special housing needs, please reference it on your housing contract. You must also contact the Office of Disability Services at 256.824.1997. It is important for us to be aware of your needs as early as possible so we can assist you in obtaining suitable accommodations. Is there Internet connectivity in the student rooms? All student rooms in all residence halls and apartments have wired and wireless Internet connectivity. Bevill Center only has wireless Internet. Are there kitchens and laundry facilities in every residence hall? Kitchens and laundry facilities are provided in all residence halls. Charger Village Addition and Charger Village Original have kitchen and laundry facilities on every floor of the facility. Are microwaves and refrigerators provided? All campus residence halls, except Southeast Campus, have microwaves in the suite. A refrigerator is also provided in each campus residence hall suite (Central Campus Hall rooms have mini-fridges). You may bring your own microwave and refrigerator (up to four cubic feet), but in most cases it is not necessary. What furniture is provided? All residence hall rooms come fully furnished. You are not allowed to take university-provided furniture out of the residence hall suite. We encourage you to not bring additional furniture (except televisions, computers, etc.) as all residence hall rooms are fully furnished. Are the residence halls open during the break periods? Our residence halls will remain open throughout breaks that occur during the academic year (Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring). Do I have to move all of my belongings out of my room during winter break? No, you are not required to remove your belongings during the winter break if you are returning for the spring semester. You are, however, required to remove belongings over the summer break. When is Move-In Day for Fall 2023? The move-in date for Fall 2023 has not been decided at this time. We will release that information once we have it via the student's UAH email. Can I move in prior to Move-In Day? If you would like to request an earlier move-in date, please contact our office at 256.824.6108 or email email@example.com for more information. Depending on availability, we may be able to meet your request or offer an option. Can I have a car on campus? All residents are eligible to have a car on campus. Residents are required to have the proper parking decal from the UAH Parking Services. What should I bring? You should bring bed linens (extra-long twins), a pillow, and bath linens. We also recommend you bring a desk lamp, plates, cups, cutlery, iron, clothes hangers, and/or a laundry bag. Window blinds or shades are provided in each room, but you may bring fire-resistant curtains or drapes. Prior to Move-in Day, you will receive a "what to bring" list for your reference. Are pets allowed? Pets are not allowed on campus. Fish, in an aquarium that is 10 gallons or smaller, are allowed. There is a strict financial penalty for housing an unallowable pet. If you require the assistance of a service animal, contact the Office of Disability Services 256.824.1997. How do I receive mail and packages? Mail and packages are delivered to the resident mailroom which is located in Charger Village. Mail is delivered every morning to each residence hall and placed in the student's mailbox. Do I have to have a meal plan? All UAH students (including commuters) are required to purchase a meal plan. For more meal plan information, please visit University Dining. Should I purchase renter's insurance? Yes. It is recommended you purchase renters insurance or see if a homeowner's policy covers loss of personal property. University Housing does not cover personal property damage or loss that occurs in the residence hall. If you are interested, you can purchase a plan through GradGuard. What if my roommate and I do not get along? Roommate conflicts happen among even the best of friends. Please speak with your roommate about the situation. You can also ask your resident assistant or your resident director for assistance in setting up a roommate mediation meeting.