How do I apply for housing?

The UCA Housing application is now online!

To apply:
1. Log into myUCA. (
2. Click the tab at the top labeled “MyUCA.”
3. Click the button that says “myHousing.”
4. Click on the Fall 2020.
5. This will log you into the UCA Housing Portal, you must log in via the page.
6. Click on the Application Tab and select “Start Here” from the drop-down menu.
7. Follow the application instructions presented to you on the website.
8. Pay the $100 deposit.

Freshmen Students Applying for Fall 2020:

Students wishing to room together MUST request the same Residence Hall.

Apply between October 1st, 2019 – January 15th, 2020 and you will go through the room selection process the week of April 1st.  Log on to myUCA >myHousing and select your own room!

If you apply January 15th, 2020 and after, you will be assigned on the 15th of the following month based on your preferences pending availability.

You will not be able to search for your roommate until they have completed their housing application.

Your roommate requests must accept your request in myUCA>myHousing before you are considered “matched”. Unmatched roommate groups will not see each other during room selection.

How to Pick a Room:


For students with roommate requests, you must apply and be accepted into the same halls.  For Bear Hall, Baridon Hall, Short/Denney Hall, Arkansas Hall, and Hughes Hall all roommate matches must apply and be accepted into the same Residential College program. These Halls are reserved for the Living Learning Communities associated with each hall.  Please see the admissions criteria for each hall listed on their respective page.


Residential College program acceptance takes priority. You will find out if you were accepted in to a Residential College on March 9th.  Specific roommate requests must be accepted into the same Residential College program to receive assignments together.


Time line for Freshmen Students:

August 1 – Admissions application open
September 1 – Honors college application open
October 1 – Fall 2020 Freshman App open
December 10 – Academic scholarship deadline
January 15 – Priority Housing Deadline to be able to participate in the roommate matching and room selection process
– deadline to apply for Honors
March 9 – Matching Day for Honors and Res College
– Roommate Matching begins for incoming fall 2020 freshmen
March 17-20 – Res College Reconsideration Committee review and decisions sent 3/20
April 1-3 – Room Selection process for those who applied by January 15
After January 15 applications will be reviewed and assigned on the 15th of every month beginning May 15.