Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a full-time student to live in campus housing?
No, but you must be enrolled at UALR.

Is my lease just for a semester?
No. Ā Housing Lease Agreements cover the entire academic year (fall and spring).

Is my deposit applied toward my housing fees?
No. It stays on account like a security deposit. When you leave campus housing, you can apply for a refund of the deposit.

What if I pay my deposit, but I don’t end up needing my reserved space? Can I get my deposit back?
Yes, provided the Housing Office receives written cancellation notice by the deadline (July 1 for fall; Dec 1 for Spring)

How do I pay for my housing?
Housing fees are added to your student account at the beginning of the semester. Students have the option to pay up front for the entire semester, or pay monthly installments through the deferred payment plan. For more information see http://ualr.edu/bursar.

Is there a deadline to apply?
No, but the priority placement deadline is May 1.

Are private rooms available?
Limited private rooms may be available for upperclassmen based on availability. Additional costs apply.

Can I come see a room?
Of course! Campus tours are scheduled through the Office of Recruitment. To sign up for a visit, click here.

Can I change rooms?
Students interested in changing rooms should see their Hall Director. Room Change Day is typically two weeks after classes begin each semester. Ā If a room change has been approved, your Hall Director will instruct you in the room change procedure.

Can I move into my room early?
Because the Summer term ends so close to the start of the Fall semester, early Fall move-ins are not available.

How are roommates selected?
Students can write in a same gender roommate choice on their housing application. In this case, both students would need to choose each other. If no roommate is selected, the housing office will assign a roommate based on mutual preferences from the housing application, such as floor choice. Generally, students from the same hometown are not placed together unless they choose each other. Race, religion or national origin are not considered when placing roommates.

Are meals included in the cost of my room?
No. Beginning Fall 2011, all residential students will participate in the UALR dining plan. Because there are several options from which to choose, meal plans are priced seperately. See http://ualr.edu/housing/index.php/home/campus-housing-options/meal-plans/Ā for additional information.

Where do I park?
Your housing fee includes reserved resident parking. Designated housing lots are located around the residence halls. Upon registering a vehicle with the housing office, residents will receive a parking hang tag.