Bears Stay Purple

STEP 1:  Complete the “Returner Housing Application” and then match with roommates on myUCA > myHousing

NOTE: ALL roommates must fill out the 2020-2021 Returner Housing Application before you can match roommates or select a room.

February 3 – All roommates involved need to log on to myUCA > Enter myHousing and 1) Fill out the Returner Housing Application, 2) select each other as roommates and 3) confirm each other as roommates.

STEP 2: Pick YOUR ROOM on myUCA > myHousing!

March 2-4Returner “Dibs” Process
Love your room!? Don’t lose your room!! The Returner “Dibs” process allows you to select your SAME room (or HALL) whenever applicable for the following year.
– Same room, same bed process:
Bear Hall Floors 2-3, New Hall, Donaghey Hall, Erbach, Oak Tree, Torreyson, Georgetown, Bear Village Buildings 5-10, Stadium Park Buildings 1-4.
– Same hall process:
This process allows a percentage of freshmen living in Freshman Level halls to request to return.  You will need to visit the Housing Office to request unless you live in a Residential College (visit

March 5-6Returner “Dibs” Roommates

If you are returning to your room and you want to have a new roommate, you can come up to the Housing Office on March 5-6 to pull someone in your room!  After March 6 at 4:30PM the extra space in your room/apartment will go in the Room Selection Process. 

March 9-10Priority Students 

We will be making some changes to the layout of rooms across campus, switching some doubles to singles, some singles to doubles, etc.  During this time you may not be able to dibs to your original room. If you are considered a priority student, you will receive an email from UCA Housing in February.  This time period will allow you to find a place of your liking before the process starts for everyone on March 16.

April 21 – 23Pick a Room

Keep an eye on your email for your time slot.  We will assign you time slots based on the number of semesters you’ve stayed on campus!

STEP 3:  Eat!
Beginning April 24 you can Log on to myUCA > myHousing to select your meal plan for 2020-2021.  You must set your meal plan prior to move-in day in August 2020.

STEP 4:  Live!
Move-In Weekend is August 15-16, 2020

NOTE:  The last date to cancel your housing reservation and still receive your $100 deposit back is May 10.  You must cancel in writing to the Housing Office at


Housing & Residence Life

2020-2021 Returner Housing Application Process 


January 28 – 6:00pm in Bear Hall, 7:00pm in Arkansas Hall

January 29 – 6:00pm in Carmichael Hall, 7:00pm Conway Hall

January 30  – 6:00pm in Hughes Hall, 

7:00pm in Baridon Hall 8:00pm in Short/Denney Hall

UCA Housing – Apartments

Tuesday, February 11th and Thursday, February 13th 

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Bear Village

The Oaks (office at Torreyson)

Stadium Park

Donaghey Hall

New Hall