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New Freshmen

For the fall semester, priority in assignments is given to new freshmen that apply for housing by May 15. Before applying for housing, new freshmen must first be admitted to the University of West Alabama and must pay their $200 Enrollment Confirmation Fee (ECF)  The ECF is managed by the UWA Admissions Office and may be paid online here.  Freshmen may still apply for housing after May 15, but space will be limited. Freshmen that apply for the fall semester after May 15 may be assigned temporarily to a four-person room in Gilbert Hall or to a three-person room at Selden Hall until a permanent room becomes available.  New freshmen that will begin their UWA experience during the spring semester are encouraged to apply for housing by November 15. New freshmen beginning summer semester should apply for housing by May 10.

Housing applications are available on the UWA Housing portal (  The application for Fall 2019 is available now.  The application for Summer 2019 will be available March 20. The application for Spring 2020 will be available October 1. 

Special Accommodations Requests

Students with disabilities that need special housing accommodations must contact the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Will Atkinson (phone: 205-652-3581, email: While not required, it is recommended that students with special accommodation needs apply for housing no later than March 1 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for the summer semester.

Selecting Your Roommate 

After completing the housing application, including parental verification if you are under the age of 19, you will be able to select your roommate.  UWA has partnered with a college roommate matching service MyCollegeRoomie. After your application is complete, you will receive an email from MyCollegeRoomie, with instructions for activating your account. After creating your profile and completing a questionnaire at MyCollegeRoomie, you will be able to search for and select your future roommate. If you do not select a roommate by the deadline (see bottom of the page), you will be matched with a roommate, based on the answers that you provided when you completed the questionnaire. UWA encourages educational, social and cultural diversity within the residence halls. Therefore, roommate matching is made without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.

Selecting Your Room

After matching with a roommate on MyCollegeRoomie, the next step is to select your room. Freshman Room Selection is now live. If you matched with a roommate on MyCollegeRoomie by June 26th, you are eligible to participate in Room Selection. See the tutorial video below.

The next freshman room selection process will occur July 23rd-25th. Students who have NOT matched with a roommate on MyCollegeRoomie by Thursday, July 18th at 5 PM will be matched by MyCollegeRoomie, using the answers to the matching questionnaire. Students participating in this room selection process will receive an email (UWA email account) with more information on July 19th.

Have a question? Check out the FAQ page HERE


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