You must be admitted to the University in order to apply for Housing. You may apply for housing online in PAWS.
Instructions to apply in PAWS:
1. Select Apply for Housing
2. Enter your Jag # and Pin
3. Select Student Services
4. Select Housing
5. Select Apply for University Housing
A $150.00 approved credit card payment is required to complete the housing contract online. A copy of the completed online contract will be emailed to the student University email address within three business days.
View the Residence Hall Contract including Terms & Conditions by clicking appropriate links below:
Still prefer to put pen to paper??? The residence hall contract is also located below in a printable PDF form. You should send in your completed contract indicating your room preferences along with your prepayment as soon as possible. Contracts are processed according to the date the contract and prepayment are received.
Have a Roommate Request??? Note your roommate request on the contract with the students name and Jag number. All roommate requests must be mutual and received by April 30.
When are Room Assignments made??? Room assignments for new fall semester students are made at the beginning of June based on the date the student's contract and prepayment are received. Assignments are based on space availability at the time the assignments are made. Housing assignments are made without regard to race, creed, or national origin.
How will I know when I have a Room Assignment??? Roommate assignment and roommate information is viewable in PAWS once your assignment has been made. You will receive an email from Housing & Residence Life to notify you.
When do I have to pay for my Housing and Meal Plan charge??? All University charges, including Housing and Meal Plan charges are due by the fifth day of classes.
What if I want to change room assignments before I come to school in the Fall??? There will be two room change periods in the summer for new students, one in June and one in July. Monitor your University email account for specific dates and times.
Other Related Information
All Residence Hall Contracts Must Be Accompanied By A $150.00 Housing Payment. An original Residence Hall contract and prepayment must be sent together to the University of South Alabama Housing & Residence Life.
All Residence Hall contracts that originate in the fall semester are two semester contracts (fall and spring semesters). If you sign a Residence Hall contract for fall semester and remain enrolled for the following spring semester, you are obligated to the Residence Hall contract, which includes responsibility for paying the rent for that spring semester. During the contract period, you may change housing areas or rooms after the second week of classes by completing the necessary paperwork in your area office.
If there is someone you would like to room with be sure to note your roommate request on the contract. All roommate requests must be mutual.
Roommate assignment and roommate information is viewable in PAWS once your assignment has been made.
Get to know your Roommate
One of the best things about living on campus is meeting new people. While rooming with a friend from home may seem great, rooming with someone you don't know has advantages too. You'll broaden your perspective and, it's often easier to express your likes and dislikes with someone you are just getting to know.
Take time to write or call your roommate before you arrive on campus. You'll discover each other's likes and dislikes, and you can coordinate who brings what. This one simple step will go a long way in breaking the ice for the first day and you won't end up with two microwaves and no refrigerator.
The Roommate Contract can help you and your roommate put your thoughts about living together in concrete, written terms. You and your roommate(s) should decide such things as study time, guests, use of personal property, and housekeeping.
You should be honest and listen to each other, and be willing to compromise. By coming to mutual agreements on important issues, you can avoid conflicts. But what if your efforts do not work? First, you should ask your resident advisor (RA) or area coordinator for assistance in resolving the situation. Then, if all of your efforts are not successful, beginning two weeks after the first day of classes you may go to your area office and request a room change.
The Grove is a privately-owned apartment complex located on the southwest end of the main campus. The Grove is not managed by USA Housing & Residence Life. Freshmen are not allowed to live at the Grove. Students should be aware that the Code of Student Conduct and the Housing & Residence Life policies apply to all residents of The Grove. For leasing information and all questions or concerns, contact The Grove management office at (251) 341-9412 or visit their web site at http://gogrove.com/mobile/
Beginning Fall Semester 2011, the University of South Alabama will require all students (and staff) living in University Housing have the Meningitis vaccine and provide the immunization record to the USA Health Center. Failure to provide the Meningitis immunization record prior to residence hall check-in may impact the check-in status of the student or staff member. All immunization records should be mailed to the address listed below.
The University of South Alabama requires that all first time entering students born after 1956 must have had two doses of a Measles containing vaccine (Rubeola, MMR, MR) prior to registration. One dose must have been after 1980 and at least one of the doses must have been an MMR. Blue cards (IMM 50) or copies of blue cards will be accepted.
Please mail all immunization records to:
USA STUDENT HEALTH CENTER
TRP III Suite 1200
Mobile, AL 36688
or fax information to 251-414-8227
Please contact the Student Health Clinic with any questions at 251-460-7151.
For more information, click here.
Additional forms can be downloaded at Student Health.
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