faq

Frequently Asked Questions

UTA Housing applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. During the application process, our apartment locations typically do begin getting full for the next academic year in early spring and we work on a wait list for new applicants. 

Due to University Housing policy, we are unable to provide information to students on their position on the wait list. As openings become available, students are contacted via their University email with an offer for the apartment location they applied for. 

Students wishing to change their location on their application must contact our staff via email at housing@uta.edu. 

 

Residence Hall bed spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis depending upon application date. Students interested in living in any Residence Hall should complete the "AY" (Academic Year) application corresponding to the year or semester the student wants to live in the Residence Hall.

All Residence Hall contracts are offered via email and students have four (4) days from the contract offer date to pay the $150 refundable deposit and sign the contract. Contracts are for the individual bed space, which means each resident has their own separate contract and is responsible only for his/her rental installments. Contract cancellation fees vary depending on the date of cancellation, and semester for which a student is cancelling. Refer to the respective Terms and Conditions for the cancellation fee schedule.

Returning students most often find roommates on their own. While living on campus during their first semester, residents will have a network of friends to choose from. Upperclassmen are able to renew into a room that is mutually agreed upon by both roommates during the annual renewal period.

All students that did not pick their own room through the renewal process are assigned roommates based on the roommate profile questionnaire filled out during the application process. This matches students based on similar responses in order to find the best matches. This results in students having common interests that lead to life-long friendships.

Incoming freshmen meet prospective roommates during New Maverick Orientation or other times on campus prior to their arrival. The challenge incoming freshman have to consider is to find a student that has accepted the same residence hall AND the same type of room (double or private room). We encourage students to post on our University Housing Facebook Page searching for a roommate. 

Every situation is a little different but generally, we match all students that mutually request each other. Requests from students that both request to live together but were assigned different rooms most often are a result of mismatched room types or residence halls. For example, one student accepted a double room and the other student accepted a private room, or one student has a contract for Arlington Hall and the other student has a different residence hall contract. The rent for each room type and hall is different, so our general policy is to not move students to a different rental rate once they accept and sign a contract. Additional factors preventing us from matching roommates may include, but not limited to, involvement in the Freshman Interest Group (FIG) program, different majors within the FIG program, or multiple/different roommate requests submitted. There are, however, options to change rooms and live with your desired roommate after you move into the residence hall.

For Contracts Beginning August through December:

Roommate notifications will be available in the Housing Application approximately two (2) weeks prior to move in. You will receive an e-mail to your UTA e-mail when this information is available. Room and Roommate assignments are subject to change without notice for a variety of reasons including student cancellation, consolidation, etc.

Prior to July 31:

If you HAVE selected a room:

  • Use the room/hall change request form in the Housing Application (opens mid-April)
  • Select Resident Forms > Hall/Room Type Change/Roommate Request

If you have NOT selected a room:

  • Use the Housing Application to search and match with roommates

After July 31:

Use the room/hall change request form in the Housing Application

Select Forms > Hall/Room Type Change/Roommate Request

Requests will not be processed until the third (3rd) week of the fall semester. This allows us to verify who has and has not moved in as well as to house students who do not have housing.

UTA Housing applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. During the application process, our apartment locations typically do begin getting full for the next academic year in early spring and we work on a wait list for new applicants. 

Due to University Housing policy, we are unable to provide information to students on their position on the wait list. As openings become available, students are contacted via their University email with an offer for the apartment location they applied for. 

Students wishing to change their location on their application must contact our staff via email at housing@uta.edu. 

 

Rooms will become available on the first day of classes for each semester because of cancellations and no-shows. To apply for an available bed space, you cannot currently live on campus and must fill out the online form on the first day of classes between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. You will be notified by email after 1 p.m. to determine whether you have been assigned a housing space.

While the furniture is up to the student, an unfurnished location will include the basic amenities to get you started. Included in the room will be a fridge, stove and oven. Locations other than University Village will include a washer and dryer located inside the unit. 

Unfurnished Apartments

All unfurnished apartment community leases are offered to students in the order of application on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students that are on a wait list, will be offered a lease based upon availability.

Apartment leases are for the period of 12 months

Unfurnished apartments are leased by the apartment, which means there is one leaseholder and any additional occupants must be added online by the leaseholder. Monthly rent is charged to the leaseholder's MyMav account, and the leaseholder is solely responsible for paying the monthly rent and receiving rent from any roommate(s).

Furnished Apartments

UTA's three fully-furnished options, The Heights on Pecan, The Lofts (two bedroom) and Timber Brook, are offered based upon application date and availability. Students interested in The Heights on Pecan should complete the online application corresponding to the semesters for which they are interested in.

The furnished apartments are leased by the bed, which means each resident has their own separate lease and is responsible only for his/her portion of the rent. The lease length at The Heights on Pecan is one year, beginning August 1 and ending July 31.

Furnished apartments come with everything to help you settle in on campus. Furnished apartments include kitchen furniture with a table and chairs as appropriate to along with your fridge, stove and oven, living room furniture that will include a couch and table. The bedroom will include a bed, desk and dresser. A washer and dryer is included inside the unit.

As by-bed locations are leased by the bedroom, students will share items in the apartment location common rooms. Students in Timber Brook will share items in a room as two students will occupy a location. In Timber Brook, there is two of everything inside the bedroom.

UTA Housing applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. During the application process, our apartment locations typically do begin getting full for the next academic year in early spring and we work on a wait list for new applicants. 

Due to University Housing policy, we are unable to provide information to students on their position on the wait list. As openings become available, students are contacted via their University email with an offer for the apartment location they applied for. 

Students wishing to change their location on their application must contact our staff via email at housing@uta.edu.