Application Process


This page is only pertinent to NEW residents. Current residents should go to the Current Residents page. Thank you!
Thank you for considering campus housing at UAFS! This page has all the information you need to know to apply! If you still have questions, please give our Housing Office a call at 479-788-7340. Once you've read through this page, you may continue to the online Housing Application OR you may print and complete the paper application. Please only submit one.
There is NO DEADLINE for housing - we accept applications every day of the year! Therefore, never hesitate to contact us to check availability. The sooner you apply, the more likely it is that you will receive the room and roommates of your choice. Spots are not held for unpaid applications.


Now for Housing:

  • Ensure you meet the Eligibility Requirements to live on campus.
    • Residents need to be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credits each fall and spring semester. If the resident wants to live on campus during the summer, they must be enrolled in at least one class for each summer session. The amount of enrolled hours can be negotiated as needed.
    • Not have a significant criminal or conduct history
    • Not have children or pets living with them
    • Select and carry a meal plan (N/A for summer residency)
  • Obtain your UAFS Student ID - This would be on a letter you received from the Admissions Office. Otherwise, you must go to the UAFS Admissions Office on campus to obtain the ID number in person. Please call the Admissions Office at 479-788-7120 for further clarification.
  • Understand Housing Rates - For a list of current room and board rates, charged per semester, please take time to look at each facility's Rates section of the Housing website.
  • Know the Housing Handbook and UPD Information - Any student who lives on campus is expected to abide by the Housing and Residential Life Handbook found here.
    Also, UAFS is required by federal law to disclose its crime statistics. This data may be found here.
  • Apply for Housing – you MUST fill out a Housing Application (pdf below or online application) and pay the $75 application fee. If you chose to complete the pdf version, you may scan and email it to, fax to 479-424-6340, drop it off, or mail it to the Housing Office at 801 N 49th St, Fort Smith, AR 72903. If you email or fax your application, you may call the Cashier's Office at (479) 788-7060 to pay with a credit card. If you mail in your application, include your check or money order. Do not send cash.
  • Pay the Application Fee. The $75 application fee is NOT a deposit. Filling out an application and paying the non-refundable $75 application fee does NOT guarantee housing. There is a refundable deposit required for occupancy that is due with the signing of a housing contract. Only students who have been assigned a room will receive a housing contract.
    • Applications with no proof of payment will be removed from our system.
    • Roommate preference – Their name must be spelled correctly, and they must also list you as a roommate preference to show the mutual agreement. We cannot guarantee you will be placed with your roommate preference. We also do not guarantee roommate/ suitemate compatibility.
    • Within two weeks of your paid application being received, you will be notified of its receipt.
    • Letters with your room assignments, roommates, meal plans, etc. are sent out on a scheduled basis. The timeline is listed below.
    • Any changes you need to make to your Housing application or questions can be either emailed to or by calling the Housing Office, 479-788-7340. It is the applicant’s responsibility to cancel their housing application or housing contract in writing. Cancelling admission to the school does not automatically cancel housing.
    • Any requested changes made to one’s assignment preferences after they have been assigned will place that request at the date of the request and not from the original application date.


Applications received by April 1 have the highest likelihood of receiveing the room and roommate of their choice.

For Fall 2018 Housing: Please refer to the table below.


$75 and Application Received By 5pm On:

Assignment Notification* POSTMARKED (or email) By:

Contract with $200 Deposit** Due By 5pm On:


May 14 - Friday

May 25

June 15 - Friday

May 25 - Friday

June 15

July 6 - Friday

June 15 - Friday

July 6

July 27 - Friday

July 13 - Friday

July 27

August 10 - Friday

August 2 - Thursday

August 8

At time of their move-in

After August 2

After Fall Move-in with potential for earlier

At time of their move-in


* If there is no room for the applicant based on current assignments, a waiting list notification with information will be sent by this date.

** If the contract and deposit are not received by this deadline, the student's assignment will be CANCELLED.

Download the General Housing Application  PDF icon (pdf will open in a new tap) OR complete it online!

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