Freshman Housing Policy for Scholarship Students

First-time freshmen who are awarded an academic scholarship are required to live in a UAB residence hall during their first year of enrollment (fall and spring semesters). Students may request an exemption from this requirement, but exemptions are not granted automatically. Each request is considered on an individual basis.

To be considered for an exemption, you must submit a Freshman Housing Exemption Request Form for Scholarship Students no later than May 1, 2015. Exemptions may be granted for the following reasons:

  • Living in the principal residence of your parent(s) or guardian(s), which is located within a 30-mile radius of UAB
  • Compelling individual circumstances

Decisions will be rendered within 10 business days after forms are received. An email notification will be sent to students, informing them of the decision.

[The deadline has passed for fall 2015. Information about future opportunities for fall 2016 freshmen should be available by December 2015.]