Current Students

Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Student Affairs has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in order to help prepare you for the housing selection process. Please take the time to review this information carefully in order to help ensure that you get the best housing option available to you. As always, feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs if you have any additional questions or concerns at (304) 457-6213.

What are the lay-outs for ABU’s residence halls?
Battler and University Halls are suite-style halls with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom per suite.  Rooms in Battler and University Halls will be double rooms, so there will be a total of 4 persons per suite.

Benedum Hall is traditional-style freshman housing. Each room houses two students. The room is furnished with one twin extra-long twin bed, one desk, one chair, one closet, two small dressers for each student. Community bathrooms are located on each floor with laundry facilities and common kitchens on Second and Third floors. Common lounges are found throughout the building.

Blue and Gold Halls are apartment-style halls with kitchens, furnished with a refrigerator and range top, and common areas. Blue and Gold Halls have 4 bedrooms per apartment and 2 bathrooms and the bedrooms are designed to be singles.

Kincaid Hall is co-ed, suite and apartment-style housing, comprised primarily of upperclassmen and transfer students. Each suite has between one and four bedrooms, one bathroom, and one common living room for eight people. Each room comes furnished with one twin extra-long bed, one desk, one dresser, one chair, and one closet for each student as well as one couch and one table per common room.

Priestley Hall is co-ed, suite-style housing, comprised of primarily freshmen. Each suite has four bedrooms, one bathroom, and one common living room for eight people. Each room comes furnished with one twin extra-long bed, one desk, one dresser, one chair, and one wardrobe for each student as well as one couch and one table per common room.

Are there price differences for the various residence halls?
Yes, all of the halls at the University are priced according to the age of the facilities and what the facilities offer. You can find a complete breakdown of hall pricing at (http://ab.edu/current-students/residence-life/rates )

Will certain residence halls be restricted to certain classes?
Yes, Benedum and Priestley Halls will be restricted to first-year students.

Are any of the residence halls considered to be “off-campus”?
No, all rooms in all halls will be considered “on-campus” and subject to the same fees and policies, including the requirement of a meal plan.

Will there be single rooms available on campus?
As always, single rooms continue to be advertised as “based on availability.” However, as noted earlier, we are thrilled that two of the new residence halls (Blue and Gold Halls*) have been designed for single room occupancy. Once these halls fill up, a waiting list for singles will be created based on seniority (according to evaluated credit hours completed at the end of the past Fall semester) and should singles become available, those on the waiting list will be notified accordingly. The only exception to this rule is for Residence Life staff members—who require single rooms for confidentiality reasons—and extreme medical cases that are documented and reviewed.

How do I figure out how many credit hours I have so I know when I’m eligible to make my housing selection?
You can get this information online through your “Web Advisor” account. To access “Web Advisor,” go to the Battler Portal located at my.ab.edu and log in. Click on “Web Advisor for Students” located on the left side. Select “Transcript” under “Academic Profile,” and then select your student classification (undergraduate vs. graduate student). Your total number of earned credits will appear at the bottom of the page.  Additionally, a listing of returning students and when they are eligible to make housing selections will be posted in the campus center near the post office, but please note that this list will include student ID numbers only (not personal names), so you’ll need to know your student ID number. (You can get your student ID number through Web Advisor as well, following the instructions above. Your student ID number will appear next to your name on the Transcript page and also under “My Profile.”)

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