UAH Housing

UAH Housing

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The mission of Housing and Greek Life is to provide a safe and inclusive living environment that inspires academic achievement, encourages personal development, celebrates diversity, and promotes student leadership & involvement.

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
housing@uah.edu

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
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 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 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 housing@uah.edu. 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 July 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 housing@uah.edu. If you would like to request a room change after moving in, please contact your Resident Director. University Housing allows “no-reason” room changes to occur the third weekend of each semester, 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.

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