Housing for Parent & Family Orientation is only available for sessions in May, June, and July.

Get a glimpse of the on-campus Residence Hall experience and stay within walking distance of your Orientation sessions!

For students attending Bama Bound, one night’s stay in Ridgecrest South, one of our suite-style residence halls, is included in their Bama Bound New Student Orientation fee. Students may request to stay 1-2 additional nights for an additional nightly fee.

For Parent & Family Orientation, you have your choice of staying on campus in Ridgecrest South or you may choose to stay off campus.

Staying On Campus

If you would like to stay overnight in Ridgecrest South, there are several options for your reservation, depending on how many guests you have. Here are some photos to view of Ridgecrest South and other campus housing. Please note, Ridgecrest South is a residence hall and does not have many of the comforts offered by a hotel.

Students and parents/family members will not be assigned into the same suite. Students will be assigned to suites with other students.

Sheets and towels

If you will be staying in Ridgecrest South, please plan to bring the following:

  • Set of XLong twin sheet with blanket (Ridgecrest South tends to be on the colder side.)
  • Set of towels
  • Pillow

A complete set of these items is available for purchase at the Ridgecrest South front desk for $35 during Bama Bound. Purchase of individual items will also be available.

Housing Options

Please note that like Orientation fees, all housing fees related to Orientation are non-refundable.

3-4 People

4 bedroom (twin beds)
Parents arriving with family
Assigned to a four bedroom unit
$130 per night
Amenities include: Four private bedrooms with one twin bed in each; two bathrooms shared by occupants; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)

2 People

2 single bedrooms (twin beds)
Parents arriving as a couple
Assigned 2 single bedroom unit (as available) or 2 bedrooms within a 4 bedroom unit
$65 per night
Amenities include: Two private bedrooms with one twin bed in each; one shared bathroom; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)

1 Person

1 single bedroom (twin beds)
Parent coming by herself/himself
Assigned to a single bedroom in a 4 bedroom unit (other single bedrooms occupied by parents of the same gender attending by themselves)
$35 per night
Amenities include: twin bed; two bathrooms shared by occupants; spacious living room; kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (no cook top or stove); internet service (no television or computer)

Check In

If you have chosen to stay on campus and are arriving the night before an orientation session, you may park in the Ferguson Student Center Parking Deck and check into Ridgecrest South from 4 to 7 p.m.. The front desk is staffed 24-hours a day and someone will be available to check you in should you arrive outside of these check in hours however your room may not be immediately available if checking in before 4 pm.

If you are arriving the day that your orientation session begins, you can park at the Ferguson Student Center parking deck and housing check in will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ridgecrest South later that day.

You will need to check-out with the staff at Ridgecrest South Residence Hall between 7:15 and 8 a.m.