Freshman Residency Program
The University of Alabama is committed to providing all of its students with a comprehensive educational experience. There are numerous educational and social benefits for first year students living in the residence halls that may not be realized by those living off campus. With this understanding, UA began requiring all first year students to live on campus effective Fall Semester, 2006.
First year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students, as defined in the University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog, will be required to live in campus residence halls. Students first enrolling in the summer are required to live in the residence halls during the Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live in the residence halls during the Fall and Spring Semesters. Students first enrolling in the spring are required to live in the residence halls during the Spring Semester.
Students who will live in the legal residence of their parent(s) or guardian(s) may be exempted from the Freshman Residency Program.
Requests for exemption to the Freshman Residency Program on the basis of compelling individual circumstances will be considered.
Freshman residency exemptions are not granted automatically. Each is considered as it is submitted. Students will be notified whether the exemption is granted in a timely manner.
The housing exemption request form is available on mybama.ua.edu. First, the student logs in to myBama at http://mybama.ua.edu. Then the student will need to click on the Student tab, and go to Banner Self Service section in the upper left corner of the screen. From there, the student will click on Student Services, and Student Life to get to the application: