Housing Application

Your opportunity to experience an essential piece of the university experience begins now. Housing & Residence Life invites you to live in a supportive and engaging community that is committed to your personal development and academic success. Apply to live on campus today!

  • Listed rates are estimates and 2020-2021 rates will be posted in March 2020. 
  • All assignments, updates, and requests are sent to your official UNA email account. It is critical that you check your account regularly.
  • If you cannot access an application upon logging in, please complete an Application Request Form. You will be provided access to an application as quickly as possible. 
  • If you complete an application then decide against attending UNA, please complete the Application Cancellation Notice so we may release your room.
  • As a reminder, the University makes all assignments without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin and rejects all requests for change of assignment based upon reasons of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, or other protected category.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Your UNA Portal credentials (username & password). This information is provided by Admissions upon acceptance to the University. If you have forgotten your password, please contact ITS to have it reset.
  • Credit/Debit Card for payment of the $150 non-refundable application fee. Please note that this fee cannot be waived.
  • Parent or guardian to authorize the application if the student is under 19 years old. By submitting the application, you are entering a legally binding contract which cannot be terminated unless you opt to not attend UNA in the 2020-2021 academic year.

To access the online application and contract, please click HERE.  

Application & Roommate Request Dates

October 1st: Housing application opens for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

October 1st: Roommate request system opens for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specific roommate requests must be submitted in the same 'round' to be honored. Please see the roommate tab for additional information. 


Assignment Dates

March 1st: Round 1: Anyone that submits an application by March 1st will receive an assignment in March.

April 1st: Round 2: Anyone that submits an application by April 1st will receive an assignment in April.

May 1st: Round 3: Anyone that submits an application by May 1st will receive an assignment in May.

June 1st: Round 4: Anyone that submits an application by June 1st will receive an assignment in June.

July 1st: Round 5: Anyone that submits an application by July 1st will receive an assignment in July.

August: Anyone that submits an application in August will receive their assignment pending availability. 


Move-In Dates

These are tentative and subject to change depending on the organization. 

July 30th: Football Move-In (1-4pm)

August 3rd: New Apartment Residents Move-in (Grandview, Twin Oaks, Lion's Gate Only)

August 9th: Soccer Move-In (1-4pm)

August 9th: Returning Sorority Members and Volleyball Move-In (1-4pm)

August 9th: Dance, Navigators, Band, ROTC Residents Move-In (1-4pm)

August 9th: Cross Country Move-In (1-4pm)

August 13th: Sorority Recruitment Participants Move-In (9-12pm)

August 14th: Hawthorne, Covington, Lafayette, and Appleby Residents Move-In (1-4pm)

August 15th: Mattielou and Rivers Residents Move-In

August 16th: Olive and Rice Residents Move-In

Application Status & Deadline: You must complete your housing application and contract, pay the non-refundable fee, and fully submit it in order to receive an assignment. Assignments are made based on the date/time we receive your application. Our halls/apartments fill very quickly and you are should submit an application early in order to receive your preferred assignment. 

Single Room Requests: Each year we receive a significant number of requests for single rooms. We have a extremely limited number of single rooms available. Applicants that receive a single room based on their application/contract date will be notified of their assignment. All other applicants will be placed with a roommate. 

Assignment Changes: It is difficult to change assignments once they have been distributed, but requests wil be considered on a case-by-case basis. The University of North Alabama is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and assignments will be made without regard to race, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Special Accommodation Requests: Residents needing a special accommodation must submit an online request after reviewing the information HERE. While there is no official deadline to submit requests for special accommodations, failure to request accommodations in a timely manner may result in a delay of services. Our residence hall assignments process will begin in early spring and accommodation requests received by March 1st will receive priority assignment. We will continue to honor special accommodations as space and availability allow. 

Freshmen Residency Requirement: Freshmen are required to live on campus for one academic year. Students eligible for exemption must submit an online Exemption Form. If you are requesting a residency exemption, you are encouraged to submit a form upon admission to the university. For more information and access to the Exemption Form, please click HERE

You may request a specific roommate, identify someone based on preferences, or be matched at random by Housing & Residence Life. If you are requesting a specific roommate, you must submit your applications in the same 'round' as defined on the timeline tab. 

To Request A Specific Roommate: 

  1. Sign into the Residence application system.
  2. Select Term / Fall 2020. 
  3. Choose "Find Someone You Know"
  4. Enter that resident's roommate code (found at the top righthand corner of the application). Send invite. 
  5. That person may accept or decline your request. 
  6. Verify that your match has occurred in the Roommate Group box (right side of screen). You should only select one individual. 

To Identify A Roommate Based On Preferences:

  1. Sign into the Residence application system.
  2. Select Term / Fall 2020. 
  3. Choose "Search Resident Profiles". 
  4. Select "Change Search Filters"
  5. Answer the questions (referred to as filters) that are most important to you in a living situation and roommate match. 
  6. Submit. Housing & Residence Life will match you based on the criteria you submitted. 

Roommate Matching/Request Tips:

  • Choose the roommate filters that are most important to you! This will help you identify your ideal roommate. You are not required to answer every question - answer too few and you are less likely to find someone you will really enjoy living with - answer too many and you will have less options to choose from. 
  • We highly recommend that each student complete their own profile within the application as this will help match you with residents that are most compatible. Also, consider how your habits might change once you've arrived on campus. Do you think you'll stay up late and schedule your classes after 10am? If so, make sure you answer those questions accordingly!  
  • You may customize your message when you contact other residents and request that someone be your roommate. Make sure to communicate openly and honestly with your prospective roommate. 

Please note that all residential students must purchase a meal plan. See the chart below for 2019-2020 Residential Meal Plan Options & Rates. (2020-2021 plans will be posted in March 2020)

You must choose a Meal Plan when completing your residence hall application, but you may make adjustments through your UNA Portal account or, if on campus, by visiting the cashier's window in Bibb Graves Hall. Meal plan prices are subject to change. Please visit Dining Services for more information.

Freshman Residential Options

*Block Plans include 50 meal exchanges + 5 guest meals

Number of Meals Dining Dollars Included Total Cost
150 Meal Block* $525 $1,550
200 Meal Block* $350 $1,650
255 Meal Block* $0 $1,650
Unlimited Meals $100 $2,000

Upperclassmen Residential Options

*Block Plans include 50 meal exchanges + 5 guest meals

Number of Meals Dining Dollars Included Total Cost
150 Meal Block* $525 $1,550
200 Meal Block* $350 $1,650
255 Meal Block* $0 $1,650
Unlimited Meals $100 $2,000
85 Meal Block $250 $850
50 Meal Block $100 $475

Olive Hall

  • Freshmen 
  • 429 Beds / 6 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $3,100 per Semester

Mattielou Hall

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 334 Beds / 4 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $3,100 per Semester

Hawthorne

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 92 Beds / 4 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $3,020 per Semester

Covington

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 92 Beds / 4 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $3,020 per Semester

Appleby East

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 74 Beds / 3 Floors / All Female
  • $3,020 per Semester
  • Sorority Communities

Appleby West

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 74 Beds / 3 Floors / All Female
  • $3,020 per Semester
  • Sorority Communities

Rice Hall

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 309 Beds / 6 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $1,700 per Semester
  • Global Lions Community

Rivers Hall

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 422 Beds / 8 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $1,890 per Semester
  • Lion Learning Center on Ground Floor

Lafayette Hall

  • All Academic Classifications
  • 58 Beds / 2 Floors / Co-Ed
  • $1,785 per Semester
  • Honors College Community

Twin Oaks

  • Upperclassmen Only
  • 30 Units / 60 Beds / Co-Ed
  • $1,875 per Semester

Lion's Gate

  • Upperclassmen Only
  • 16 Units / 32 Beds / Co-Ed
  • $2,025 per semester for 1,000 sq. ft. / $2,100 per semester for $1,100 sq. ft.

Grandview

  • Upperclassmen Only
  • 120 Beds / 4bd & 2bd Available / Co-Ed
  • $2,350 per semester for 4bd / $3,450 per semester for 2bd
  • Can I cancel my application/contract after I submit it? The application and contract is for one academic year, but if you decide against attending UNA (don't because we're really looking forward to you being here) then your contract will be void and you will not be responsible for payment. 
  • How do I request a specific person as my roommate? Each person has a roommate 'code' on the top right side of the application. Exchange those codes with your friend and submit your selection on the roommate tab in the application. 
  • I signed in, but can't access my application. We'll gladly check to make sure you have access. Just fill out THIS form! 
  • When will I find out what my assignment is? We will begin distributing assignments to our current residents in January/February. New residents will start receiving assignments in March. Check out the timeline tab above for more details. 
  • Where will you send my assignment? Understanding your UNA email is half the key to your success. Check it daily. That's where we send the good stuff!

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