University Housing

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) offers a variety of housing facilities to meet the needs of its diverse student population. Please visit for the most current information for housing options, requirements, policies, and residence hall amenities/services. All first-year freshmen students who apply for University housing will be assigned to either Central Campus Residence Hall, Frank Franz Hall, or North Campus residence Hall. All first year full-time undergraduate students with a permanent legal residence beyond a 30 mile radius from campus are required to live in the campus residence halls. Upper-class residents may apply to Bevill Center, Charger Village Addition, Charger Village Original, and Southeast Campus Housing. Upperclassmen assignments are based on availability of space off of a created waitlist by application date.

All residence halls are convenient to the Salmon Library, the University Fitness Center, Charger Union, and all classroom facilities. In each residence hall, suites are furnished with a sofa, accent tables, and lounge chairs. The suite will have a mini kitchen that includes a refrigerator and microwave. Every bedroom has a loftable extra-long twin bed, a wardrobe or closet, a chest of drawers, a desk, and chair. All Housing and Residence Life suites have digital cable (Xfinity On Campus), Wifi, and wired internet access. Finally, a laundry room, study lounges, and a kitchen can be found.

All housing facilities have a full-time, live-in Resident Director and Resident Assistants (RA) who live on each floor. RA's develop activities and programs, provide assistance to student residents, serve as liaisons to other University departments and help create a residential community that contributes to effective student learning, personal and social growth, and individual responsibility.

Any admitted student to UAH is eligible for an assignment in University Housing. Housing and Residence Life housing contracts can be found on their main page at Room assignments are contingent upon confirmation of admission. Priority for assignment is based upon classification by the University (first-year student, transfer student, etc.), the date of receipt of the application, commitment fee, and availability of housing.

All single students sign an academic year room contract (Fall and Spring). Housing charges are due when tuition is due each academic semester. Summer housing for single students is available in a residence hall under a separate contract.

Current rates and additional information are all available from the:

Housing Office
601 John Wright Drive

or online at Individual and group tours of UAH Housing and Residence Life may be arranged by appointment through the Admissions Office.

University Food Service

Through the delivery of an exceptional food program, the UAH community is provided with options, quality, and convenience. Finding your favorite foods on campus is a snap. We are proud to offer a dining program, complete with signature brands and menu selections that entail just about every item you can imagine. Please visit for available dining locations, menus, meal plan hours, and meal plan options.

The Charger Cafe is an "All You Care To Eat" dining area located in the Conference Training Center (CTC). The menu program is known as Ultimate Dining and features rotating formats of food presentation: Classics, Pizzarette, The Grille, International Station, Soup'n Salad, Made to Order Deli Station, Vegetarian Selections, Gluten Free Bar, Desserts and Beverages. A spacious dining room with an adjacent patio is available for all guests.

In addition to the Charger Cafe, the CTC also houses 'We Proudly Brew Starbucks Coffee'.  A second Starbucks Coffee location offers a coffee shop atmosphere and menu in the Salmon Library.  This is the ideal place for meetings, grab-and-go lunches, or afternoon coffee breaks.  Freshly brewed gourmet coffees, teas, fresh baked gourmet muffins and cookies, salads, and sandwiches provide a variety of choices for all to enjoy. 

Charger Village (CGV) houses Chick-fil-A, Papa John's Pizza, Burrito Bowl, and a convenience store (The C-Store) featuring Boars Head Deli.  A nice dining area and patio are available to meet with friends for a meal or to enjoy the view while studying.

Charger Union (CGU) is the home to Dunkin' Donuts and Mein Bowl.  There are plenty of places in and around the building to enjoy a cup of coffee or meet friends to indulge in the best wings on campus.

Technology Hall is the home to Blue's Tech Hall mini convenience store featuring Simply-To-Go quick food options such as sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, and more!  The store also offers assorted candy bars, energy drinks, or bottled sodas or water. 

UAH Dining Services also provides catering services campus-wide for any student or campus group.  Visit to view our menu options as well as limited-time offers for special events.

The Charger Union

The Charger Union (CGU) serves as the heart of the UAH community. It provides a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment for student life and engagement. The Charger Union supports the personal and professional development of students, offering formal and informal spaces to attend programs and access to high-quality services that enhance the UAH educational mission.

The Charger Union offers meeting rooms, dining (Mein Bowl and Dunkin Donuts) and snack facilities, lounges, two game rooms (one traditional game room with pool tables and ping pong, and an e-gaming lounge), an information desk, student organization spaces, a theater, and the University Bookstore. Also located in the CGU are the offices of the Dean of Students, the Student Government Association, Association for Campus Entertainment, Student Life, Veterans and Military Affairs, and Charger Union Administrative offices.

M. Louis Salmon Library

333 Salmon Library
Telephone: 256.824.6540
Director: David Moore

The M. Louis Salmon Library supports the information, instructional, and research needs of faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community. It is housed in a 105,000 square feet facility which includes an InfoArcade, five general-purpose laboratories, and a 75-seat lecture hall. It also houses the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) for the University. Over 250 workstations are supported in the facility. There is also a coffee shop on the ground floor with a large area for collaborative study, complete with comfortable seating and whiteboards.

The Library supports the academic and research programs of the University. It has a collection of over 350,000 print volumes, a selective collection of over 500,000 United States government publications, and over 600,000 materials in microform, and manuscript collections. In addition to books and microform materials, the Library offers a broad selection of books, journals, newspapers, and other serials in electronic form. Approximately 67,000 online paid periodical titles, over 65,000 electronic books and over 350 databases can be accessed both on and off-campus via the Library website at In addition, the University Archives/Special Collections offer a number of unique collections, including the papers of former Congressman Robert Jones, the personal Library of Willy Ley, the architectural research collection of Harvie P. Jones, and several space-related collections involving such projects as the Saturn V rocket, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz.

For students in science and engineering and technology, research at UAH is supported by the Redstone Scientific Information Center (RSIC), located five miles from campus. RSIC was developed to support the wide-ranging research interests of NASA and the United States Army Missile Command and is one of the finest technical libraries in the Southeast. UAH subscribes to numerous full-text and bibliographical databases each of which supports specific colleges, including Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional and Continuing Studies; and Science.

UAH subscribes to numerous full-text databases each of which supports specific colleges including: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional and Continuing Studies; and Science. The Library is privileged to provide access to many major online resources including the entire Elsevier collection through Science Direct and Scopus, Springer, CINAHL, the IEEE collection through IEEExplore, ABI/Inform, Bloomberg Terminals, Academic Search Complete, and JSTOR (Journal Storage). The Library is also a member of several consortia that provide access to research materials not owned by libraries in north Alabama. Its membership in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) facilitates rapid document delivery/interlibrary loan service to faculty and students without charge.

Reference services are provided by reference librarians who are able to assist students in finding information in-person, by email, phone, text message, chat, or Twitter. Group Library instruction sessions are provided to teach students how to locate, manage, and evaluate the information they need for class projects and papers. Other Library services include wireless access, federated searching across databases (EBSCO Discovery Service OneSearch), instant linking to the article level in most databases (LinkSource), training (plagiarism), group study rooms, PC and Mac computers, a scanner workstation, a digital audio/video area, and special computer accommodations for users with disabilities. Printing is available in the InfoArcade and labs.

Loan Periods

Undergraduates may borrow materials for four weeks; graduate students for 90 days. Overdue fines accrue at the rate of twenty-five cents per day. All fines must be paid before registration for the following semester.

Contact Information

For additional information about the Library, inquire at the User Services Desk, 256.824.6530, the Reference Desk, 256.824.6529, Interlibrary Loan, 256.824.6124, Twitter @uahEref, SMS Text to 256.824.2368, Email at The Library home page is:

Student Identification Cards

As your official student identification, the Charger Card gives you access to campus facilities and services and allows you to make purchases at participating locations.

Your Charger Card may be used for access to or purchases in:

  • Food Service Venues
  • Barnes and Noble's On-Campus Bookstore
  • University Fitness Center
  • Residence Halls
  • Salmon Library
  • Student Health Services
  • Campus Entertainment and Athletic Events
  • Computer Labs and Printers
  • Copy and Laundry Machines

The Charger Card offers four (4) types of accounts:

  • Meal plans
  • Charger Bucks
  • Dining Dollars
  • Flex

Deposits by cash, check or credit card are accepted in UAH's Cashier's Office.

Meeting Spaces

Meeting Rooms

The Charger Union has meeting rooms designed for multipurpose functions. The rooms can accommodate meetings of a variety of sizes. The Center has a large number of tables, chairs, portable stages, and audiovisual equipment, and can assist in designing set-up to make any conference or meeting a success.


Spacious lounges, designed as a place to relax and meet friends, are equipped with comfortable furniture, tables and chairs for small group meetings, and plenty of places to charge your favorite electronic devices.