Applying For Housing

 

Living on campus allows students make new connections, excel academically and develop skills valuable for life and the work place. Arkansas Tech has a 2-year residency policy and it offers diverse residence halls with communities to support and encourage students. Visit the 2-year residence policy page for more information.

 

APPLY FOR HOUSING  

 

 

How to Apply FOR HOUSING

 

Requirements
To Get Started

Click on the link at the top of this page or follow the steps below to go to the housing portal

  1. Go to onetech.atu.edu
  2. Login with ATU username and password
  3. Click on Student Life
  4. Look under Housing and Dining
  5. Select Housing Portal
Housing Application Steps

Once inside the housing portal, follow the steps below. 

 

Steps
Academic Year & Open Date
Tutorials

STEP 1. HOUSING APPLICATION AND LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY (LLC) APPLICATION 

  • Review personal details
  • Apply to LLC (optional)
  • Indicate if you need special housing accommodations
  • Complete your profile
  • Form a roommate group (optional) [Video]
  • Complete room preferences
  • Pay $25 application fee (only for new residents) 
  • Spring 2022-Only: October 1, 2021
  • Academic Year 22-23: August 1, 2021

STEP 2. CONTRACT & ROOM PREPAYMENT 

  • Sign the housing contract using T#
  • Make $100 room prepayment to hold your space on campus. This prepayment will be refunded in February.
  • Review contract terms here.
  • Spring 2022-Only: October 1, 2021
  • Academic Year 22-23:  December 1, 2021
 

Step 3. ROOM SELECTION/ASSIGNMENT

  • Spring-only students will be assigned a room.
  • For academic year (fall & spring) students, a schedule of room selection will be provided. The schedule will include same room renewal for returning students, selecting a room as a group or individuals, and automatic assignment.
  • Spring 2022-Only: October 15, 2021. Room will be assigned based on preference & availability. Students will receive an email with room assignment and instructions to select meal plan.
  • Academic Year 22-23: Schedule coming soon.
 

Step 4. MEAL PLAN SELECTION

  • Opens immediately after selecting a room.
  • Students not selecting a meal plan will be assigned Tech Platinum I per contract terms.
  • Meal plans can be changed through the housing portal until the 5th day of classes.
  • Spring 2022-Only: Immediately after being assigned a room.
  • Academic Year 22-23: Immediately after selecting or being assigned a room.
 

 

 

How to Apply for Housing [PDF]

 

HOUSING APPLICATION STEPS
 
STEP 1. HOUSING APPLICATION AND LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY (LLC) APPLICATION - OPENS September 1ST, 2020 
  • Review personal details
  • Apply to LLC (optional)
  • Indicate if you need special housing accommodations
  • Complete your profile
  • Form a roommate group (optional) [Video]
  • Complete room preferences
  • Pay $25 application fee (only for new residents) 

 

STEP 2. CONTRACT & Room Prepayment- Opens December 22nd, 2020
  • Sign the housing contract using T#
  • Make $100 room prepayment to hold your space on campus. This prepayment will be refunded in the spring.

 

 
STEP 3. ROOM SELECTION
  • A timeslot will be sent to the resident's ATU email address to start room selection.  A timeslot is a date & time when room selection opens for a particular resident. Timeslots typically are assigned based on several factors such as contract signed date, room prepayment date, and TechAdvise session date. Timeslots do not expire until a room is selected or assigned.

 

I. ADA and Returning LLCs

 

 ADA

Anywhere

 

March 08 at 10am to March 09 at 5pm
  • Students with ADA priority housing registration will be contacted by the Department of Residence Life via email to renew or select a new room. Please check your Tech email often.

Returning LLCs

Assigned Building

 March 08 at 10am to March 09 at 5pm
  •  Student returning to their LLC will be contacted to renew or select a room from the building assigned to their LLC.

 

II. Returning Students

 

1. Same Room Renewal

 

March 10 at 10am to March 11 at 8pm

  • Timeslot: Not required. Just go to the application and renew room.
  • If the room is available, current residents will be able to reselect their current room for next academic year.
  • Students living in rooms not available for the following academic year will be notified via email.
  • Same room renewal will be open for a limited time.
  • Rooms not reselected during this time frame will be released for selection by others after same room selection is over.
2. Roommate GroupS

March 15 at 10am

to March 18 at 8pm

  • Timeslot: Required. Issued based on application date. Emailed to ATU email address.
  • Groups must be formed and verified to qualify
  • All members of a group (2 to 4 people) will be emailed the same timeslot.
  • Groups must designate one person to place all members in a room.
  • After roommate group room selection Residence Life cannot guarantee students will be able to live in the same room. Plan accordingly.
3. All Returning Students

March 22  at 10am

to April 01 at 8pm

  • Timeslot: Required. Issued based on application date. Emailed to ATU email address.
  • All returning students who applied for housing will receive a timeslot to select a room
4. Auto-Allocation

April 05 to

April 07

  • All returning students who applied for housing and have not selected a room will be automatically assigned a room.
  • Auto-allocation will be done based on availability and preferences.
5. Room Removal
May 10
  • Rooms assignments will be cancelled for any students not registered for classes. These students may select a room again after registering for classes.
 
III. LLC Room Selection

 

 LLCs

 April 12 at 10am to April 15 at 8pm
  •  Students admitted to a Living Learning Community will select a room within their assigned building

 

IV. Incoming Freshmen & Transfer Students

 

1. Tech Advise

April 19  at 10am

to April 29 at 8pm

  • Requirements: Incoming freshmen must be registered for ANY TechAdvise session by April 12.
  • Incoming freshmen not registered for any TechAdvise session by April 12 will wait to select after May 10.
  • Timeslot: Required. Issued based on contract date. Emailed to ATU email address.
  • A timeslot is a date/time when students can start selecting a room.
  • Roommate group highly encouraged.
2. Transfer Students

April 19  at 10am

to April 29 at 8pm

  • Requirements: Transfer students must be registered for classes or have a registration appointment by April 12.
  • Transfer students not registered for classes by April 12 and with no registration appointment will wait to select after May 10.
  • Timeslot: Required. Issued based on contract date. Emailed to ATU email address.
  • A timeslot is a date/time when students can start selecting a room.
3. All incoming freshmen and transfer students

May 10 to June 10

  • All incoming freshmen and transfer students who signed a contract and have not selected a room will be able to select a room.
  • Timeslot: Required. Issued based on contract date. Emailed to ATU email address.
  • A timeslot is a date/time when students can start selecting a room.

 

V. All Students Auto-Allocation

 

1. AUTO-ALLOCATION

 

June 21
  • All students with a housing contract and who have not selected a room will be automatically assigned a room.
  • Auto-allocation will be done based on availability and preferences.
2. ROOM REMOVAL
July 1
  • Rooms assignments will be cancelled for any students not registered for classes. These students may select a room again after registering for classes.
 
Step 4. Meal Plan Selection
  • Opens immediately after selecting a room. Students not selecting a meal plan will be assigned Tech Platinum I per contract terms. Meal plans can be changed through the housing portal until the 5th day of classes.

 

 

 

 


 

Additional Housing

Need to stay on campus during winter break, end of spring, or summer? No problem.
Visit extended stay or summer housing for more information.

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