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. This will log you into the UCA Housing Portal, you must log in via the page.
5. Click on the Apply for Housing button in the top left on the purple bar.
6. Click on the term you are coming to UCA.
7. Follow the application instructions presented to you on the website.
8. Pay the $100 deposit.


Timeline for incoming Freshman Students:

October 1– Fall 2021 Freshman Applications Open and Roommate Matching Opens
January 25– Priority Housing Deadline to be able to guarantee* roommate matches and Room selection. Complete your application to be eligible to participate in the Residential Colleges Matching Day.
March 4 – Matching Day for Residential Colleges
March 8-11 – Residential Colleges Reconsideration Committee review and decisions sent March 12.

April 12 -15 – Freshman Pick a Room.

If you applied after January 25th, applications will be reviewed and assigned a room on the 15th of every month beginning in May.

New Students Applying for Fall 2021:

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

Apply between October 1st, 2020 – January 25 and you will go through the room selection process April 12 -15th.  Log on to myUCA >myHousing and select your own room!

If you apply January 25th, 2021 and after, you will be assigned on the 15th of the following month beginning in May based on your preferences pending availability.

You will not be able to search for your roommate until they have completed their housing application.  Roommate matches must be accepted in to the same Residential College, Honors, or Freshmen Experience halls.

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 Apply:


For students with roommate requests, you must apply and be accepted into the same halls.  For Bear Hall, Baridon Hall, Short/Denney 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 4th.  Specific roommate requests must be accepted into the same Residential College program to receive assignments together.