6.3 Room Assignment Policies and Procedures

Freshmen Residency Requirement  

The University of Arkansas recognizes the benefits students receive from living on campus their first year. 

All single first-year students under twenty-one (21) years of age are required to live on campus in a residence hall, or in their parent or legal guardian’s permanent home. 

Students who are admitted to the University of Arkansas as a transfer student from another post-secondary institution, and who have completed at least 24 credit hours at that institution, are not required to live on campus. 

Single Room Request Room and Hall Changes  

Single rooms usually do not become available until later in the academic year. Single rooms will not be offered until the double room waiting list for that hall has been exhausted. 

See 6.2 Room and Hall Changes for more information. 


A resident may have to move into another double room on their floor or in their hall that is occupied by only one student. This is called consolidation. Consolidating residents is rare but may happen. 

If this type of action is required, residents are notified through their university email account about the process. 

Updated August 2022 

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