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What is Alight?

It’s a top-quality Fayetteville community designed especially with University of Arkansas students in mind. Alight features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as resort-style pool, 24-hour fitness center, clubhouse with study rooms and more.

Is Alight part of the University of Arkansas?

Alight is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Alight has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Alight pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • In-unit laundry
  • High-speed internet
  • Water/sewer
  • Trash disposal
  • Community features – fitness center, swimming pool, etc.
What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Alight are available in and 3 bedroom floorplans, with a private bedroom-bathroom suite for each resident.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, each apartment at Alight has a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, nightstand, desk and chair and dresser in each bedroom. The living room includes a sofa, chair, coffee table and entertainment stand. The kitchen includes a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please view our virtual tour of a model apartment.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 18, 2023 to July 26, 2024, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Each resident must pay an administrative fee within 7 days after signing the Housing Agreement. This fee is reduced significantly if the resident provides a qualifying guarantor (often a parent) for their financial obligations under Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Alight also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Alight?

Your living costs at Alight can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Alight. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Alight open to non-students?

Alight is designed and offered for students at the University of Arkansas and other local colleges and universities. The per-person contracts and shared apartments are also designed with students in mind. Therefore, applications are accepted only from students at UArk or another nearby college or university. Nonetheless, Alight is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes student residents with children, with adjusted occupancy limits.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Alight has a monitored fire-sprinkler system and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are also provided at select times. Management staff are available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Alight is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of apartment-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Alight?

Alight offers free on-site parking, plus optional reserved parking for an additional cost.

What other transportation options will I have?

The University of Arkansas shuttle bus service stops right in front of Alight and drops off at the Harman Garage, next to the business and engineering schools. The shuttle bus service runs weekdays between 7am and 7pm, during Fall and Spring semesters when school is in session. Ozark Transit buses also stop right in front of the community, weekdays between 6:30am and 7pm. Campus is also just minutes away by e-scooter on the Greenway Trail.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

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New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. The first regular rent installment and annual administrative fee are due August 1, 2023. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.

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