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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Below you will find answers to the following questions:

How do I apply for housing?

During Vacations and breaks, may I stay in my residence hall?

 

I am a freshman/sophomore. May I commute to A&M and  live at home?

May I remain in the residence hall if I withdraw from school?

 

When will I find out who my roommate is?

May I bring a refrigerator and microwave?

 

Can I get a single room?                                      

May I bring a space heater or air conditioner?

 

What if I apply late, will I still be able to obtain housing?

May I have overnight guests of the same sex in my room?

 

Do I have to be on the University Meal Plan?

Are my personal belongings insured by the University?

 

When can I move into my residence hall?

May I store my belongings in my room during the summer months?

 

What if I decide to move off campus during the academic year?

May I have visitors?

When do I have to be in my room at night?

Are there staff members who live in the residence halls?

 

Who will clean my room?

Can we have pets in the residence halls?

   

 

 

How do I apply for housing?
Submit an application to the Office of Residential Life and Housing.  $250 Refundable Housing Security Deposit is required when making application.  Please return the application with the required non-refundable fee of $100 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order (to Alabama A&M University Office of Residential Life and Housing P.O. Box 630 Normal, AL.  35762).

I am a freshman/sophomore.  May I commute to A&M and live at home?
All freshmen and sophomores MUST reside on campus the entire academic year with the following exemptions:  1) students who graduate from a Madison County Alabama High School and reside with their parents in Madison County, Alabama; 2) part-time students; 3) married students; 4) military personnel.

When will I find out who my roommate is?
Room assignments and roommate information will be mailed in early July for those applying for an academic year assignment.  This information will be mailed the second week in December for those applying for a spring semester assignment.

Can I get a single room?
Yes and no. Regrettably single room space is limited.  These rooms are awarded based on availability.

What if I apply late?  Will I still be able to obtain housing?
Yes and no. There are limited provisions to house students temporarily.  We want to avoid having to put three people to a room.

Do I have to be on the University Meal Plan?
Yes.  All students residing in on-campus housing must participate in the University Meal Plan.

When can I move into my residence hall?
Information will be sent to you in advance of the start of the semester, or academic year, you are living on campus.

What if I decide to move off campus during the academic year?
There is not one answer to this question.  Please read your housing contract/license agreement carefully.  It contains important information.  Once signed and returned to our office, it is binding for the entire academic year.

When do I have to be in my room at night?
There are no curfew hours in the residence halls.  Students must assume responsibility for maintaining their own schedule.

Who will clean my room?
Although custodial workers are employed in all residence halls to keep all public areas and community bathrooms clean, you are expected to clean your own room and private bathroom if applicable.

During vacations and breaks, may I stay in my residence hall?
Residence halls will remain open during the Thanksgiving Break.  You must check out of your room and turn in your key during the winter recess and spring break.  The University does not provide housing during the interim breaks and official closing of school without prior approval by Director of Residential Life and Housing and/or Vice President of Business and Finance..

May I remain in the residence hall if I withdraw from school?
No.  Due to the demand for on-campus space, you must be enrolled.  If you withdraw from school, you must check out of your room and turn in your room key before staff will sign off on your paperwork.

May I bring a refrigerator or microwave?
No.  Due to the demand on the electrical system, these appliances are not permitted in the halls.  The only exceptions are the supplied appliances in the halls of Foster and Knight.

May I bring a space heater or air conditioner?
No.  These appliances are not allowed in the residence halls due to the potential for overload of the electrical system and the potential of fire.  Fans, however, are permitted if they plug directly into the wall outlet or power strip w/surge protector.

May I have overnight guests of the same sex in my room?
All non-residents should vacate housing by 12:00 midnight unless prior approval has been granted by a member of the residential hall staff.  Students who permit persons to live in their rooms unauthorized are subject to disciplinary actions, including fine(s) and/or denial of campus housing.  Under no circumstances is “babysitting” allowed.

Are my personal belongings insured by the University?
No.  The University does not assume responsibility at any time for the private property of its students and is not liable for the loss or damage of any personal property anywhere on the premises.  You or your parents are encouraged to carry appropriate insurance to cover your personal belongings.  Consider the following as an example for services.  www.nssi.com

May I store my belongings in my room during the summer months?
No.  Because the residence halls are used for summer school, camps, conferences, and under renovations during the summer months, students are not allowed to store any belongings or property on campus during the summer.

May I have visitors?
Absolutely.  You should escort your guest at all times, and keep in mind that your guest needs to be respectful of your fellow community members while s/he is visiting.  You are also responsible for their behavior while s/he is in the residence halls.  Visitation is only allowed during approved hours or during special events recognized by the Office of Residential Life and Housing.  Registration of your visitors must be completed with staff in your residence hall.

Are there staff members who live in the residence halls?
Yes.  Located on each floor or group of floors, you will find a resident assistant (RA) who lives on the floor with the residents.  In addition, each residence hall has a full-time professional hall director, and two support staff assigned to work with students and staff in their respective buildings.

Can we have pets in the residence halls?
No.  Pets are not allowed in the residence halls.