For Incoming Students


Move-in is an exciting time for our first years students. Each June, we update our Move-in website with the latest news about your move to campus.

Freshman Residency Requirement

University leadership intends to follow traditional housing practices during the 2021-2022 academic term. Therefore, incoming freshmen will be required to live on campus as outlined in the Freshman Residency Requirement policy detailed below.

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

All single freshmen under 21 years of age are required to live on campus in a residence hall unless they live with a parent or legal guardian’s permanent home. That home must be within 70 minutes of campus.

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.

New Freshmen Housing Assignment Priority

In compliance with this University of Arkansas System policy, new freshmen will be given priority with regard to campus housing.

Freshman Residency Exemption

In certain situations a freshman may not be required to live on campus. Fill out the Freshman Residence Requirement Exemption Form to be considered for an exemption.

Living With Parent Form

In rare cases, University Housing allows a student to live with a parent their freshman year.

You must complete the Living With Parent Form early to ensure your eligibility.