Below you will find answers to the following questions:
- How do I pay for housing?
You must be accepted to Alabama A&M University. A $350 registration fee is required once the housing agreement has been signed in your Self-Service Banner. Then you will be directed to pay the following fees:
- $100 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee
- $250 REFUNDABLE housing deposit
- 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:
- Students who graduate from a Madison County Alabama High School and reside with their parents in Madison County, Alabama
- Part-time students
- Married students
- Military personnel
- Can I get a single room?
Yes. These rooms are based on availability.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- When can I move into my residence hall?Information will be posted on our website regarding current move-in dates.Back to Top
- What if I decide to move off campus during the academic year?Please read your housing agreement carefully. It contains important information regarding canceling housing assignments mid-semester or mid-year.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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 the Director of Residential Life and Housing and/or the Vice President of Business and Finance.Back to Top
- May I remain in the residence hall if I withdraw from school?No. 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 paperworkBack to Top
- 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 a power strip with a surge protector.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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.comBack to Top
- May I store my belongings in my room during the summer months?No. Because the residence halls are used for summer school, camps, or conferences, and may be under renovations during the summer months, students are not allowed to store any belongings or property on campus during the summer.Back to Top
- May I have visitors?Absolutely. You should escort your guest at all times, and keep in mind that your guest should be respectful of your fellow community members while she/he is visiting. You are also responsible for their behavior while she or 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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- Can we have pets in the residence halls?No. Pets are not allowed in the residence halls. However, if you do need a service or comfort animal, prior approval is determined by the Office of Veterans Affairs & Disability Services.Back to Top
- Do you have emergency housing?No. Housing is first-come, first served. If space is available housing can be assigned. Back to Top
- I have a special request regarding my housing accommodations?All special requests or accommodations should be sent to the Office of Veterans Affairs and Disability Services. If the request is approved by the Director of Veterans Affairs and Disability Services, he or she will contact the Director of Residential Life and Housing to fulfill the approved request or accommodation.Back to Top