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Housing Application Process

Thank you for considering campus housing at UAFS! This page has all the information you need to know to apply as a new resident! If you still have questions, please give our Housing Office a call at 479-788-7340. Once you’re ready to complete your housing application, log-in to our housing portal.

There is NO DEADLINE for housing - we accept applications every day of the year! Therefore, never hesitate to contact us to check availability. The earlier you apply, the more likely you will receive the room and roommates of your choice.

First Steps:

Now for Housing:

  • Ensure you meet the Eligibility Requirements to live on campus.
  • Residents need to be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credits each fall and spring semester. If the resident wants to live on campus during the summer, they must be enrolled in at least one class for each summer session. If you will be taking fewer than 12 credit hours, you may contact the UAFS Housing Office to request an exception.
  • Not have a significant criminal or conduct history
  • Not have children or pets living with them
  • Select and carry a meal plan (N/A for summer residency)
  • Obtain your UAFS Log-in Information: This would be on a letter you received from the Admissions Office. Please call the Admissions Office at 479-788-7120 for assistance.
  • Understand Housing Rates: For a list of current room and meal plan rates, charged per semester, please take time to look at this page.
  • Understand the Housing Contract
  • Know the Housing Handbook and UPD Information
  • Now, Apply for Housing!
  • Filling out an application and paying the non-refundable $75 application fee does NOT guarantee housing nor fully commit you to living on campus. There is a refundable deposit required for occupancy that is due with the signing of a housing contract. Only students who have been assigned a room will receive a housing contract.
  • Applications with no proof of payment will be removed from our system.
  • Roommate preference: Their name must be spelled correctly, and they must also list you as a roommate preference to show the mutual agreement. We cannot guarantee you will be placed with your roommate preference. We also do not guarantee roommate/suitemate compatibility.
  • Emails with your room assignments, roommates, meal plans, etc. are sent out on a scheduled basis. The timeline is listed below.
  • Any changes you need to make to your Housing application or questions can be either emailed to or by calling the Housing Office, 479-788-7340. It is the applicant’s responsibility to cancel their housing application or housing contract in writing. Canceling admission to the school does not automatically cancel housing.
  • Any requested changes made to one’s assignment preferences after they have been assigned will place that request at the date of the request and not from the original application date.
  • Fall applications received by April 1 have the highest likelihood of receiving the room and roommate of their choice.

A student receives email notification once a room assignment has been made. The student will then log-in to complete their housing contract and pay their $200 deposit. Their notification will clearly explain how to complete these steps within two weeks of receipt of the room assignment email. If the contract and deposit are not received by the due date listed in the email, the room assignment will be canceled.

For Spring Housing:

  • First round: If the application is received by December 15, the student will have a room assignment by December 20.
  • Second round: If the application is received by January 1, the student will have a room assignment before the spring move-in date.

Thereafter, room assignments will be made within 3 business days as applications are received.

For Summer Housing:

First round: If the application is received by April 30, the student will have a room assignment by May 15.

Thereafter, room assignments will be made within 3 business days as applications are received.

For Fall Housing:

Application Completed By Room Assignment Notification By
May 15 June 1
June 15 July 1
July 15 August 1
August 1 August 10
After August 1 After Fall Move-in with potential for earlier

If there is no room for the applicant based on current assignments, a waiting list notification with information will be sent by this date.