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Apartment and House Application Policies for Fall/Spring 2017-2018 Contract Period

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 between May 23 through May 31, 2017. 

  • 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 2017-2018 lease period.  

     Priority Two Applicant Status:  All applicants on the waitlists for the desired Apartment Community. 

  • Lease offers for priority two applicants may be issued as soon as University Housing has a vacancy in the desired community for the student’s desired earliest move in date.  In all instances, assignment to available units shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to applicant’s desired earliest move in date and then according to applicant’s apartment application date. 

     The following policies 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; however, applicants must be accepted for admission to the University prior to an apartment lease being offered. 

2. Enrollment Requirement:  Apartment and house 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. Housing Eligibility: Houses are only for students with dependent children.

4. Application Submission:  An application for housing may be submitted up to 18 months in advance of the desired move-in date.

5. Initial Application Period: New apartment and house applications are valid until the earliest of the following dates:

    • an accommodation offer is made, or
    • until the latest acceptable move-in date noted on the application, or
    • for 6 months from the earliest move-in date noted on the application.

An applicant, who wants to remain on the assignment list beyond the time noted above, may renew the application before it expires.

6. Application Renewal: Applicants who want to remain on the assignment list beyond the initial application period are required to periodically renew their applications to indicate continued interest in a UTA apartment or house. To renew an application, the applicant must submit an on-line renewal request prior to expiration of the initial application. In such instance, the application will be renewed and the latest acceptable move-in date will be extended until the earliest of the following dates:

    • the date requested, or
    • six months from the renewal request date.

An application may be renewed multiple times, provided the renewal request is received before the application expires.

7. Application Expiration:  An applicant, who does not receive an offer before the application expires (i.e. on he latest desired move in date), must submit a new application, and no consideration shall be given to the previous application.

8. Assignment Priorities: In all instances, assignment to available units shall be offered on a first-come, first-served basis according to applicant’s desired earliest move in date and then according to applicant’s apartment application date. 

9. Offer of Housing Property: Offers for apartments or houses 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.

10. Acceptance of Offer : To accept an offer, the applicant must respond promptly and without delay. 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.

11. Special Conditions - Changing Accommodation Preferences: After submitting an initial application, some applicants may consider changing their accommodation preferences. Requesting to change an apartment preference will change the date the application was  received to the current date. By requesting to change an apartment preference, the priority for assignment will place the application on the bottom of the waiting list for the revised apartment preference.

12. 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 Office for Students with Disabilities 817-272-3364. You may also visit for more information. Special requests should be made as soon as possible. Major alterations may require 4-6 weeks for completion.

13. 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.

14. 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 animals or support animals for persons with disabilities, no pets are allowed except 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 register their vehicle with the Parking Office. Because of limited space, only one vehicle per resident is permitted to be parked in the parking lot.  To obtain a permit from the Parking and Transportation office go to the following website:


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.

Lipscomb Hall



Lipscomb Hall has a friendly, laidback community with diverse and down-to-earth students. Residents call Lipscomb their “home away from home.” With 333 residents, you can always find someone to hang out with. The building is divided into two sections: Lipscomb North is co-educational, while Lipscomb South is for women only.

Lipscomb Hall North
Lipscomb Hall South