International Housing Options

Click here for the residence hall application. Select RESIDENT for the student application.

Living on-campus is a unique American college experience. It is strongly recommended. Living on-campus allows you to participate in cultural, social and sports activities and to meet friends faster. In the residence halls, you will not need to buy a car or furniture. University housing is safe, affordable, and convenient with many options for type of housing.

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Residence Hall Options


Residence Hall



Freshman (1st Year) Under age of 20

Mattielou, Olive

Private Bathroom

Meal plan required

Upperclassmen (all others) Covington, Hawthorn, Appleby East & West Cluster (Share bathroom with 3 others) Meal plan only required in first year living on- campus


Share hall bathroom


Global Learning Community


Share hall bathroom

Meal plan only required in first year living on- campus

For pictures, floorplans, rates and more, visit UNA Housing and Residence Life.

What is provided in each residence hall?

  • Bed and mattress
  • Desk with drawers and shelves
  • Desk chair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Window blinds
  • Toilet paper (Rice, Rivers, Lafayette)
  • Mirror

Click here for a list of what items to bring and what items are prohibited.

On-Campus Apartments



Floor Plan


Everyone except freshman    

Single level

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, unfurnished

You rent 1 bedroom and a roommate rents the other. Common areas such as a living room and a kitchen are shared. Utilities are included in your rent.

Lion’s Gate

2 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished


2 bedroom, 2 bath or 4 bedroom, 4 bath, partially furnished

For UNA Apartment Rates

Please note for apartments: you will have the extra expense of buying furnishings.

Off-Campus Apartments

There are several apartments located within walking/biking distance of the campus and more throughout Florence that will require transportation.  They vary in price and quality so you must be cautious when shopping for an apartment.  You are responsible for furniture and paying utilities, internet, and cable TV. New renters will be required to pay a deposit to the apartment owner as well as deposits to the utility companies in order to turn on services such as water, electricity, internet and television. This makes the first month of renting more expensive so if you choose to live off-campus come to the US with enough cash to set up the apartment and utilities. The table below is a sample of what a new, college-age renter could expect. Actual contracts will vary.

Expense Monthly Cost Initial Deposits (paid 1 time)

Rent:  2 bed, 1 bath apartment

 $550  $550
Utilities: electricity and water  $150  $30
Optional services: internet and cable television  $75 - $150  $75 - $125

For more information about off-campus apartments, e-mail

Student who are younger than 20 years old on the first day of the semester are required to live on campus in a residence hall during the first year and to have a university meal plan. Visit these websites for information on price plans.