Overflow Housing (Res Halls)

As residence halls near capacity for August move-in, residence hall applicants who contract for “Overflow Housing” may still be guaranteed a space for the 2023-24 academic year based on contract cancellations received.  This option is for students seeking to move into a residence hall space between Thursday, August 17, 2023, and Sunday, August 20, 2023 (prior to the start of fall classes). 

Each year, University Housing may oversell a small percentage of residence hall bed spaces knowing that a limited number of last-minute contract cancellations will occur prior to resident move-in on Thursday, August 17, 2023.  In addition, a limited number of vacancies will occur shortly after move-in as some students fail to check in by Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 5 PM. Students who fail to move in as required are considered a “No Show,” and their contracts will be canceled. 

As University Housing receives notification of contract cancellations, students temporarily assigned to overflow housing will be reassigned to a permanent room space. It is the goal of University Housing to assign students in overflow housing to a permanent room space either before Monday, August 14, 2023, or within a couple of weeks after the semester starts.

To be considered for an Overflow Housing contract offer, please review the information outlined below.

1. Overflow contracts are offered on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with your initial application date and space availability. Students will be notified via their UTA email address and text if an Overflow Housing contract and a Meal Plan contract are available for review and signature.

2. Students who contract for overflow housing spaces will be assigned temporarily as a roommate with a Resident Assistant (RA).  RAs are upper-class student staff members with leadership responsibilities in the residence halls. 

3. Based on contract cancellation activity, University Housing will work to assign students from overflow housing to a permanent space on or before Monday, August 14, 2023.  Students in overflow housing not assigned into a permanent housing space by the date above, will temporarily remain in their overflow housing space until a permanent space becomes available. Students who move into overflow housing are typically assigned a permanent housing space within the first two weeks of classes.


4. Move-in for overflow housing will commence on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

5. As a temporary resident in overflow housing, each room will include 2 twin XL beds which may be bunked.  You will also have shared access to other room and bath furnishings.  

6. Students in overflow housing will be assigned to any available permanent space on a first-come, first-served basis according to your overflow contract signature date and space availability.  

7. Students will be notified of their permanent assignment via their UTA email and text.   

8. Our priority is to find you an accommodation on campus that meets your needs based on space availability, but we cannot guarantee to meet your preferences.  We only make one offer to students on the Overflow Housing list before we move to the next person.

9. Within 24 hours of notification to student, the student must complete and sign a contract for the offered permanent space assignment. In this instance, the student accepts that UTA Housing may assign the student to either a double-occupancy or private-occupancy room space, depending on availability. Student further agrees to pay a $150 deposit and first installment for the offered permanent space assignment in accordance with the applicable room rates published at https://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/housing/reshalls/reshall-rates


Students who move into overflow housing and then sign a permanent space contract will have 48 hours from the contract signature to check into the assigned permanent space and check out of the overflow housing space.