General Information How do I contact University Housing? Charger Village, Room 118 601 John Wright Drive Huntsville, AL 35899 256.824.6108 256.824.6739 firstname.lastname@example.org Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding university holidays. Annual Security Report Each year the UAH Police Department issues an annual campus security report. View the current UAH campus security report. What are the building codes referenced on this page? CCH - Central Campus Residence Hall CGV - Charger Village FFH - Frank Franz Hall FSH - Fraternity and Sorority Housing NCH - North Campus Residence Hall OCA - Off Campus Apartments SCH - Southeast Campus Housing Housing Requirements for Undergraduates Who is required to live on campus? All first and second 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. Multiple studies have shown several benefits of residing on campus. On-Campus Students maintain higher GPA's, stay in school, graduate faster, and are more likely to get involved and stay connected (socially, academically, and as Alumni). Overall On-Campus Students are more satisfied with their university experience. Are there exceptions to the mandatory housing requirement for first and second 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/university Other exemption requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Request for Waiver of Housing Requirement forms must be submitted ten working days prior to the first day of classes of the term for which the waiver is requested. Application Process and Room Assignments How do I apply for Undergraduate Housing? Upon being admitted to the university, you can apply for housing online by selecting the 1st Year Housing Application. How do I apply for Family and Graduate Housing? UAH offers family and graduate housing at our Southeast Campus Housing (SCH) area. Apply for housing online by selecting the 2nd Year/Upperclassman Application. Family and graduate housing is limited; you are encouraged to apply early. When do I apply for housing? It is never too late to apply for housing; however, 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 13 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 and second year full-time undergraduate housing requirement. All other students are assigned housing based upon date of application and space availability. What fees are due at time of application? There is a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $100 commitment fee required at time of application. The $100 commitment fee is credited toward the last semester of your contract (typically the Spring semester if your housing contract begins in the Fall semester). Should you decide to cancel your housing application, notify University Housing at email@example.com. If you cancel on or prior to the deadline date noted on your assignment letter, your commitment fee will be refunded. If you cancel after the deadline date, your commitment fee is forfeited. Do I get to pick my roommate? You may request up to three roommate choices when applying for housing. Students wanting to room together should list each other as their first choice. University Housing cannot guarantee all roommate requests, but will make all efforts to accommodate your request. When will I receive my room assignment? Once all room assignments are completed, they are posted online in your Banner self-service account under "My Housing". Fall assignments are typically posted in mid to late May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Housing Contract and Payment Information 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). One-bedroom apartment contracts in SCH are for the academic year and summer term. If you wish to terminate your contract early, you must speak with your Resident Director prior to starting the Intent to Vacate 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 Director of Housing & Residence Life. 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 Cashier's office located in the Student Services Building. Additional information regarding the deferred payment plan. What is included in the room rate? Your room rate covers the cost of your room for the entire academic year and includes cable television, Internet service, phone, 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/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, cable television, 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. Room Accommodations Can I view suites before moving in? Space permitting, University Housing will make suites available for viewing in all housing areas. You can arrange a tour by contacting the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or University Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can the university accommodate my disability? UAH is committed to making reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. If you have special housing needs, please reference it on your housing application. 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? Yes! All student rooms in all residence halls and apartments have wired and wireless Internet connectivity. Are there kitchens and laundry facilities in every residence hall? Yes. Kitchens and laundry facilities are provided in all residence halls. In fact, CGV has kitchen and laundry facilities on EVERY floor of the facility. Are microwaves and refrigerators furnished? All campus residence halls, except SCH, have microwaves in the suite. A refrigerator is also provided in each campus residence hall suite (CCH 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 about furniture? All residence hall rooms come fully furnished with the exception of the unfurnished, one-bedroom apartments at SCH. 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. CCH closes over winter break, and you must vacate the building by the published schedule. You are, however, required to remove belongings over the summer break. Moving In, What to Bring, and Other Considerations When is Move-In Day for Fall 2017? Move-In Day is Saturday, August 11, beginning at 9 a.m. Classes begin on Wednesday, August 15. Week of Welcome (WOW) activities begin on the afternoon of Saturday, August 11. 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 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? Yes. You obtain your required parking decal from the UAH Police Department. What should I bring? You should bring bed linens (extra-long twins), a pillow, and bath linens. We also recommend you bring an alarm clock, desk lamp, beverage glasses, 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. Should I bring additional furniture? All residence hall rooms come fully furnished with the exception of the unfurnished, one-bedroom apartments at SCH. 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. Can I bring my own microwave or refrigerator? All campus residence halls, except SCH, have microwaves in the suite. A refrigerator is also provided in each campus residence hall suite (CCH 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. Are pets allowed? Pets are not allowed on campus. Fish, in aquariums 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 each residence hall. Packages are delivered to the Resident Director's office and you will be notified when a package arrives. Your assignment letter will have your official address posted for mailing purposes. 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 National Student Services Inc.. What if I want 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 change requests, based on space availability. 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.