To live in student housing, you must be admitted to UAB and be in good standing. “Good standing” means you are not on academic or disciplinary suspension. You must be enrolled for 12 credit hours as an undergraduate student each semester. (Summer semester is treated differently.) You will be required to satisfy these eligibility standards throughout the term of your student housing contract, and you must inform UAB Student Housing and Residential Life if your status changes. Freshmen are not allowed to live alone (i.e., in a single or efficiency apartment) except in extreme circumstances.
- Apply for student housing as early as possible to help improve your chances of getting the housing options you want. Please note that current housing residents have priority for the limited number of efficiencies and single rooms available; in order to help us process your application more efficiently, please make sure to select all housing options you would be willing to accept.
- If you are receiving a UAB scholarship or are a member of the UAB Honors Program, you will receive priority in housing assignments one time only as a freshman. To take advantage of this priority, make sure you apply for housing as early as possible.
- Review the housing options listed on this site. Don’t forget to check costs and requirements to make sure you are able to live in the hall of your choice. Then complete a housing application on the Web or on paper.
- If you choose to sign a contract with Student Housing, there are certain community expectations you agree to follow. Below is a link to Student Housing's Residence Hall Handbook which outlines policies and procedures for living in the residence halls. You will be held accountable for these policies, so please review them before you sign your contract.