Q: I was not offered my preferred residence hall choice. What can I do?
A: The assignment priorities of the Housing Office are first to offer you a bed space on campus and second to try to accommodate room type and hall preferences as noted on your application. As reservations are confirmed, housing options may become more limited. In this instance, we may be unable to accommodate your top choices, and your options are as noted below.
Option 1: Accept the assignment and plan to move into the room offered. Many students discover that after they move in and meet other students in their community, they develop a sense of belonging and become increasingly satisfied with their campus accommodations. If desired, the student can request a room/hall/room type change starting on move-in day. In this instance, the following conditions apply:
- On campus residents must fill out a Room/Hall/Room Type Change Request:
- For a different hall or room type, go to the Housing Office to fill out the form.
- For the same type of room in your hall, go to the hall office on move-in day or after.
- Priority for bed spaces which become available after the residence halls open will be given first to students who don’t live on campus.
- Room and hall changes will not be made prior to move-in day and for the first 10 days of classes.
- Room and hall change requests will begin to be reviewed after the first ten days of classes. There is no guarantee that requested changes will be approved.
- Room and hall changes are approved based on the date and time the room/hall request was made and the availability of rooms requested.
- It is important to note that it could be a month after school starts before a space becomes available.
- If there is a problem with a roommate or suitemate, residents are encouraged to speak with their resident assistant to help mediate the issue.
Option 2: Decline the assignment and request an available space on “No Show Day,” which is the first day of classes for the semester. This may be a good option for applicants who live within commuting distance to the campus, and are willing to commute for some period of time before a room may become available. The following conditions apply for students who request campus housing on “No Show Day.”
- Rooms will become available on the first day of classes for each semester because some students will have their contracts cancelled for failure to check into the residence hall by the required time.
- Priority for bed spaces will be given first to students who don’t live on campus.
- To apply for an available bed space, you may not be a current on-campus resident and must complete the online No-Show Day Form between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m on the first day of classes.
- Priority offers are based on two criterian: 1) if the no-show form was submitted prior to 11 a.m., priority is given to original application date. 2) if the no-show form was submitted after no-show day, priority is given to the date and time the no-show form was submitted. This priority creates a waitlist and students will be contacted based on their position on the wait list as space is available.
- Notification of a contract offer will be sent to the student’s UTA email address. Students who have accepted a contract and paid the appropriate fees online will need to return to the Housing office within 24 hours to acquire the necessary paperwork to move into the halls.
- Students not offered a space on the first day of classes may check with the Housing Office once a day for a status update.
- We will continue to offer spaces to students on the waitlist until all students have received an offer.
Option 3: Decline the assignment and apply for Centennial Court. Centennial Court Apartments are privately-owned and managed, but are located on the campus. You should check apartment availability by calling 817-436-4800 before declining your UT Arlington residence hall assignment.
Option 4: If an offer is declined and the contract is cancelled, we may be able to reinstate it for the same hall. In order for a contract to be reinstated students must complete a request for reinstatement. Reinstatement is based upon availably of space and is not guaranteed. The student’s new priority date will be based on the date that the request was sent.
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