The University of Texas at Arlington
Apartment Application Policies
Apartment Assignment Priorities:
To provide reasonable consideration to current residents who want to return to their Apartment Community and new housing applicants, available apartment units shall be assigned to apartment applicants based on the following priorities.
Priority One Applicant Status: Existing apartment residents will be able to RENEW in February 2022 as follows:
· February 2022: Timber Brook Apartments, the Heights on Pecan and the Lofts.
· February 2022: All other apartment communities.
Existing residents must be current in the payment of all housing and meal plan charges to be eligible to renew for the same space for the 2022 -2023 lease period.
Priority Two Applicant Status: All current Residence Hall residents who are applicants on the waitlists for the desired Apartment Community.
Priority Three Applicant Status: All applicants on the waitlists for the desired Apartment Community.
· Lease offers for priority two and three applicants may be issued as early as February 2022.
In all instances, assignment to available bed spaces or available units shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to applicant’s priority status as noted above, then according to applicant’s apartment application date.
Apertment Bed Space Assignment Priority for Residents of The Heights on Pecan, the Lofts (2 bedroom units) and Timber Brook Apartment Communities (ONLY):
To provide reasonable consideration to current residents who want to return to their apartment bed spaces and to extend opportunities to new housing residents, available apartment bed spaces shall be assigned to apartment lease holders based on the following priority status.
Priority One Selection Status: Current apartment residents will be able renew for their current bed space only.
Priority Two Selection Status: All new apartment lease holders.
Apartment bed space selection for all leaseholders will begin on May 31, 2022.
In all instances, assignment to available bed spaces shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to student’s priority status as noted above, then according to student’s contract accepted date.
Roommate Requests for residents of The Heights on Pecan, The Lofts (2 bedroom units) and Timber Brook Apartment Communities (ONLY):
Students may use the Housing Application to search for and match with prospective roommates. Roommates are not confirmed until both students have assigned themselves to the same apartment space. If students assign themselves to different apartment spaces, they will not be roommates. Availability of apartment spaces adequate to accommodate roommate pairs is not guaranteed.
Priority roommate matching will occur through June 10. Students who match by June 10 have the best chance to successfully secure a room together.
Roommate matches are requests and are not guaranteed under any circumstances. There are several reasons changes could be made after a successful match including, lease cancellation, consolidation, etc. The following policies also apply:
1. Housing Eligibility: Application for housing is separate from application to the University of Texas at Arlington. Acceptance as a student is acknowledged only through the Office of Admissions and is not a prerequisite for applying for housing. Applicants are responsible for verifying acceptance to the University prior to accepting an offer for a housing property. The offering of a property does not guarantee or indicate that the applicant has been admitted to the university.
2. Enrollment Requirement: Apartment residents must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at UTA. Residents need not be enrolled in summer classes provide they will be enrolled in the fall and spring semesters.
3. Early Application Encouraged: To increase the likelihood of being offered available housing, early apartment application is encouraged.
4. Initial Application Period: New apartment applications are valid until the earliest of the following dates:
· an accommodation offer is made, or until the beginning of the application term.
An applicant, who wants to remain on the assignment list beyond the time noted above, may renew the application.
5. Waitlist Refresh: Applicants who want to remain on the assignment list beyond the beginning of the application term are required to update and renew their applications to indicate continued interest in a UTA apartment. To renew an application, the applicant must submit an on-line renewal request. In such instance, the application will be renewed and the applicant will need to provide the following dates:
· the earliest desired move in date during the application term requested, or
· the latest desired move in date during the application term.
An application may be renewed multiple times, provided the renewal request is received before the application expires.
6. Application Expiration: An applicant, who does not receive an offer before the application expires (i.e. on the latest desired move in date or at the end of the application term), must contact the University Housing office to re-activate the application if it has been cancelled, and no consideration shall be given to the previous application.
7. Assignment Priorities: Generally, applications will be given priority based on the date received.
8. Offer of Housing Property: Offers for apartments are made by email. Correspondence will be sent to the student’s UTA email address. Applicants are responsible to immediately go on-line and update their Personal Contact Details if there is any change to their phone number, email address, or mailing address. Applicants are responsible for checking their UTA email daily.
9. Acceptance of Offer: To accept an offer, the applicant must respond within 24 hours of the offer. The appropriate leasing personnel must receive the required documents and $150 housing deposit as stated in the offer, or the offer will be considered void.
10. Special Conditions - Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Many properties are already accessible for students with disabilities. If you have special needs because of a disability, you must note this on your application and contact the Student and Access Resource Center 817-272-3364. You may also visit https://www.uta.edu/student-affairs/sarcenter for more information. Special requests should be made as soon as possible. Major alterations may require 4-6 weeks for completion.
11. Policies Subject to Change: The University, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to make exceptions and changes to the assignment priorities and policies without prior notice and without compensation to applicants waiting for assignment to university housing.
Resident Policies and Lease Terms and Conditions:
Applicants may want to be aware of various resident policies and lease terms and conditions before applying.
As a minimum, applicants should be aware of the following policies:
· No Pets Allowed
Except for service or guide dogs for persons with disabilities and fish in aquariums less than 10 gallons, no pets are allowed (even temporarily) anywhere in the apartment, apartment community without prior written authorization from The University.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Tobacco Free Campus. The use of all tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products) by students, staff, faculty and visitors are prohibited on all UT-Arlington properties. Thus, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the Premises, the building containing the Premises, or on the campus.
Parking areas are located next to each community. Residents with vehicles must purchase the proper permit for their vehicle. Because of limited space, only one vehicle per resident is permitted to be parked in the parking lot. Parking permits may be purchased at the Parking Office at 1225 W. Mitchell. For more information, call (817) 272-3381 or visit https://www.uta.edu/pats/
Renter's, Health, and Life Insurance are the responsibility of each resident. UTA assumes no liability for loss, damage, or theft of personal property, injury, or death. Residents are encouraged to adequately insure themselves against such losses.
Use or possession of firearms, fireworks, or any lethal weapon in leased properties or elsewhere on the University campus is prohibited.