the lawn of North Residence Hall at UAH

UAH is committed to providing our students with a comprehensive, successful academic experience. National studies indicate there are numerous educational and social benefits for students who live on campus. Among them, students who live on campus typically enjoy a more favorable overall college experience, are more likely to attend class and maintain higher grade point averages, and graduate in less time than their off-campus peers.

All full-time first year students who graduated high school within the preceding twelve  (12) months and have a permanent legal residence beyond a thirty (30) mile radius from campus are required to live in the campus residence halls for the entire academic  year.

40 Within 30: Exceptions to the Live On Requirement

Students meeting the following criteria may submit a request for an exemption to this Policy by completing the Request for Waiver of Housing Requirement Form and providing  any required supporting documents. The student MUST meet one of following criteria in order to be considered for an exemption.

  • Live with lineal relatives (parent or grandparent, NOT siblings or other relatives) or  legal guardian within thirty (30) miles of UAH (cities listed on website)
  • Live in a Huntsville-area property owned by a parent (proof of ownership required)
  • Married students and/or students with children in residence
  • Military Veteran
  • Compelling individual circumstance (supporting documentation required)

All requests must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the semester's first day of class.

The following list of 40 cities fall within 30 miles of The University of Alabama in Huntsville campus:

Exempt Cities

  • Arab
  • Ardmore
  • Athens
  • Basham
  • Brownsboro
  • Decatur
  • Elkmont
  • Elkton
  • Eva
  • Falkville
  • Fayetteville
  • Flintville
  • Grant
  • Guntersville
  • Gurley
  • Hartselle
  • Harvest
  • Hazel Green
  • Hulaco
  • Huntland
  • Kirkland
  • Lacey's Spring
  • Madison
  • Meridianville
  • Moores Mill
  • New Hope
  • New Market
  • Owens Cross Roads
  • Paint Rock
  • Pleasant Groves
  • Plevna
  • Priceline
  • Skyline
  • Somerville
  • Taft
  • Triana
  • Trinity
  • Toney
  • Union Grove
  • Woodville