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Welcome to the UAH Housing’s Returning Student Housing Process webpage. Below you will find all of the information you need to choose your on-campus housing assignment for the next academic year!

The returner process for the 2023-2024 academic year concluded on March 7th, 2023. If you currently live on campus and would like to live on campus, you will need to fill out a New Student Housing Contract. Please know when filling out this contract that your name will be placed on a waiting list as we are unable to guarantee housing. If you have any questions, you can contact UAH Housing at 256-824-6108 or

Returning Student Housing Process Guide

Below is important information about the housing contract.

  • You must currently live on campus for the Spring 2023 semester to be eligible to submit a returner housing contract.
  • In this process, you will be asked to sign the 2023-2024 Student Room/Food Service Contract. The contract is a legal, binding document for the entire academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), lasting nine months. You will receive a non-signed contract to your UAH email after submission.
  • If you are under the age of 19, a parent or guardian will be required to complete the parental verification form sent via email. This has to be completed in order to be able to participate in room selection.
  • If you submit a housing contract and then decide not to attend UAH, cancellation fees will be assessed. You can review this policy here.

The contract will be available TBD for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Watch this video about completing step one of the returning student housing process.

This step must be completed in order to participate in all subsequent steps of the process. It is important to note that your room selection time is based off of the received date of the contract.

We have partnered with MyCollegeRoomie (MCR) to offer our students an opportunity to connect with each other and search for roommates. Students will receive a welcome email from MCR approximately 24 hours after the returner contract has been submitted. Students will make roommate matches directly in the software and they will be sent to our housing staff.

Already have a desired roommate in mind? No problem! You can search for that person in MyCollegeRoomie and match with them there. If your chosen roommate is not appearing in the search results, likely, they have not completed the housing contract yet or they have never logged into MyCollegeRoomie to complete a profile. Check with them to make sure it is complete before contacting our office.

Please note, the max size a roommate group can be is 4 students (Charger Village Addition & Charger Village Original) and 3 students (Southeast Campus). When you enter room selection, we cannot guarantee that there will be enough space available to accommodate the entire roommate group. There is a possibility that the roommate group will need to be split up into different suites. We recommend having that conversation with your group prior to the start of room selection.

We encourage you to take the roommate matching search into your own hands! If you do not participate in the MyCollegeRoomie matching process, you will be assigned random roommates.

Students who completed the housing contract in Step 1 will be provided a room selection time based off of when they submitted the contract. Selection times will be generated on Friday, February 24th. Students will log into their Residential Self-Service when their selection time and date have arrived to select a room for the 2023-2024 academic year. Students will receive an official assignment letter to their UAH email address once their room selection has been submitted.

Room selection will take place from February 28th to March 7th.

Any students whose parental verification is not complete will not be eligible to participate in room selection. Students will receive a notification via email if this part is not complete prior to room selection starting.

Watch this video about how to select a room for the next academic year.

Housing Selection Important Dates

All dates were for the 2023-2024 acdemic year selection process.

DateReturning Student Housing Event
Wednesday, January 18 Returning Student Housing Information Table: North Campus Lobby from 2PM to 4PM
Thursday, January 19 Returning Student Housing Information Table: Central Campus Lobby from 2PM to 4PM
Wednesday, January 25 Housing Contract Opens at 7AM
Friday, January 27 Returner Sign Up Shop: Frank Franz Multipurpose Room from 2PM to 4PM
Monday, January 30 Returner Sign Up Shop: Charger Village Original Multipurpose Room from 1:30PM to 4:30PM
Wednesday, February 1 Housing Contract Closes at 11:59PM
Tuesday, February 14 My College Roomie Closes for Roommate Matching
Tuesday, February 28 Room Selection Opens at 7AM
Tuesday, March 7 Room Selection Closes at 11:59PM

Returner Contract Frequently Asked Questions

No, you do not have to pay an application fee to submit the returner housing contract during the Returning Student Housing Process.

Any student who does not receive a housing assignment during the room selection of the Returning Student Housing Process (RSHP) is automatically placed on a waiting list for 2023-2024 housing. After housing staff has assessed any remaining space available, they will start assigning students from the RSHP waitlist first to those spaces. This process will continue as space becomes available until all students on the list have been provided a housing assignment.

Room Rates

2022-23 Estimated Cost of Housing

Residence HallRoom TypeSemester Rate (Fall & Spring)
Bevill Center Studio Suite (One-bedroom Suite) $3,865
Central Campus Private Bedroom in 4-person Suite $3,565
Frank Franz Private Bedroom in 4-person Suite $3,665
North Campus Private Bedroom in 4-person Suite $3,800
Studio Suite (One-bedroom Suite) $4,065
Charger Village Private Bedroom in 4-person Suite $3,845
Private Bedroom in 2-person Suite $3,965
Studio Suite (One-bedroom Suite) $4,145
Fraternity & Sorority Housing Private Bedroom in a 10-bedroom House $3,585
Southeast Campus Private Bedroom in 3-person Suite $3,070
One Bedroom Apartment $3,245

NOTE: All housing rates include basic utilities, Internet access, and Xfinity On Campus for each suite. The 2023-2024 housing rates will be available mid-summer. 

Meal Plans

All UAH students (including commuters) are required to purchase a meal plan. For more meal plan information, please visit University Dining.

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