The Best of Both - University Housing Apartments

We are now utilizing a waitlist for returning and transfer students applying for housing during the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

University Housing offered more than 1,000 off-campus beds to returning and transfer students beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023. As of Monday, Jan. 8, all of our availability is full and we are offering the opportunity for students to join the waiting list.

A review will be done bi-weekly of waitlisted students and students will be contacted about options to contract or remain on the waiting list.

Housing assignments are given based on your contract date.

Apartment complexes currently under contract include The Cardinal at West Center, The Locale, The Marshall and College Town Fayetteville.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I keep my same apartment?

Students who contract by Friday, Nov. 17 will be given priority in the room selection process for the Cardinal apartments. While University Housing cannot guarantee you will live in the same apartment, we will provide priority to current Cardinal students in the room selection process to retain a room at the Cardinal.

What about roommate requests?

University Housing allows you to select one roommate of your choice. Students living in the Cardinal apartments are given priority in the room selection process, and University Housing will work to accommodate roommate requests as best as possible of students who apply by the priority deadline.

What are the rates?

Rates will not be approved until the University of Arkansas System board meeting in May 2024. However, University Housing anticipates rates being comparable to a private room within current University suite-style rooms.

When can I pick my room?

Room selection will be in March 2024 in the Housing Contracting Portal.

How long is the term of my housing contract?

Your housing contract will be for the full academic year (August 2024 to early May 2025). Those dates are outlined in the University Housing Room and Board Contract. . Students desiring to live in the Cardinal for Summer 2025 will fill out a summer school application in late March/early April 2025. Housing at the Cardinal apartments is not guaranteed for the Summer 2025 session.

Do I pay my room rate monthly?

No, your room rate will be charged to your UAConnect account prior to the start of each semester (Fall 24 and Spring 25 Room Rates). Financial Aid and other scholarships will be applied for housing at the Cardinal. Students have the option of creating an installment plan through the Treasurer’s Office.

How does parking work?

University Housing will provide information about parking in late spring.

Am I required to buy a meal plan?

No, students in the apartment communities are not required to buy a meal plan. However, students may purchase an off-campus meal plan or a residential meal plan in the housing contracting portal. Students may view meal plan options on the Dining Information and Rates webpage.

Best of Both - 6 Reasons

1. Independence

You’ll have a private bedroom with a full-sized bed, and most apartments feature a private bath. You’ll share a fully furnished apartment with up to three other students.

2. Location

Our apartments are either adjacent or right next to campus. They are close enough to easily walk, bike or take Razorback Transit.

3. Cost Effective

We offer competitive and fixed housing costs that cover all utilities. These charges are billed directly to your student account each semester. No need for a co-signer or a credit check.

4. Convenience

Your apartment features a kitchen with all major appliances. Prepare your food, pack your meal and head to class. You can manage your schedule, your way.

5. No Subleasing Required

Your contract extends from early August to May. No need to sublease your apartment during summer if you plan to leave Fayetteville.

6. Campus Support

University Housing staff live in the same building where you live. They offer exclusive events and resources to keep you connected to campus.

Current Availability

The pie chart below represents the percentage of off-campus apartments available through University Housing to upper-level students.

PDF Available for Download. Last Updated Monday, Jan. 8.