. Please note that exemption requests will not be considered until the student has paid his/her $200 Enrollment Confirmation Fee.
August 1st is the deadline to request an exemption from the Freshman Residency Requirement for Fall semester. The deadline for the Spring semester is December 1st. The deadline for the Summer semester is May 15th.
If a student has already checked into the residence halls, he/she must also submit a .
Exemptions to the Freshman Housing Residency Requirement may be requested for the following reasons:
The student will be 21 years of age or older by the first day of classes of his/her first semester at UWA
The student is married
The student is the custodial parent of a dependent child
The student is a transfer student and UWA has accepted at least 24-semester credits (does not include AP credit or dual enrollment credits)
The student is a military veteran
The student will be enrolled less than full-time (12 hours) each semester on campus
The student will be living at a parent's primary residence within a 30-mile radius of the University campus in Livingston, AL. Only residences located in the circle below qualify as being located within the 30-mile radius.
Students who have other compelling reasons that may warrant an exemption from the Freshman Residency Requirement should contact the Director of Housing and Residence Life at (205) 652-3768 to discuss their specific issues.
Freshman Housing Exemption requests are reviewed every Monday, except when University offices are closed. Once your request has been reviewed, you will be notified of the decision, by email. Notification will be sent to your UWA email address. Verbal exemptions will not be given.
If an exemption is denied by the Director of Housing and Residence Life, the student may appeal the decision to the Student Conduct Committee. The student, after being denied an exemption, should contact the Director of Housing and Residence Life for information regarding an appeal.
Failure to meet the Freshman Residency Requirement, unless an exemption is approved, will result in a charge to the student’s University account each semester of the student’s first academic year equal to the cost of a shared room in Gilbert Hall and an All Access meal plan. Disciplinary action may also be taken for failing to comply with the University policy.