Housing and Residential Communities supports students’ development, learning, and engagement through intentionally designed environments, programs, and services.

Living on campus as a first-year student is a great way to get to know people and figure out your way around campus. The residence halls are a mixture of traditional, suite style, and apartment style.

Make sure you know everything you’re going to need for your new life on campus. Checklists really help to make sure you don’t forget anything while shopping in the store or online, just check off your list as you go.

On-Campus Living

As a freshman at UA you are required to live on campus, so take advantage of that by getting to know your Resident Advisors, Freshman Advisors, Community Directors, and Area Coordinators. These valuable resources can connect you to the campus community through activities and information! You can even join a residence hall intramural team!

Resident Advisors (RAs) and Freshman Advisors (FAs) are in all residence halls. Both RAs and FAs are students committed to supporting you, so reach out to them for any of your first-year student needs!

Editor’s Experiences

“I stayed in Burke my first year. At first, I really wanted to stay in a suite style residence hall because the thought of sharing a bathroom with a whole floor of girls really freaked me out. Once I got over having to share a bathroom, I realized just how great staying in a traditional dorm really was. I’m still great friends with a lot of the girls that lived on my floor.” – Khyla

“I lived in Burke and loved sharing the room with my roommate. I always had someone to hang out with and loved that the dining hall was downstairs.” – Angelica

“I lived in Presidential 1 and I enjoyed having my own room and a bathroom shared with one other person. It gave me the opportunity to decorate how I wanted and the common room in the suite is a bonus.” – Bailey

“I lived in Tutwiler and loved having my closest friends right down the hall from me. I became close to people on my hall I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Tut has such a strong sense of community.” – Rachel

Off-Campus Housing

When you move out of the residence hall sophomore year, the Off-Campus Housing Office can help you find the best options for moving off campus! Find information about different apartments and locations, rates, roommate matching, and answers to other questions or concerns you may have. Trust us, finding a place to live on your own can be tricky, so take full advantage of them!

Crimson Choice

As UA’s residential rental education program, this site highlights properties that meet the University’s strict standards for safety and security at off-campus properties.