Mom and Dad, this page was designed just for you! Below you will find valuable information to help your child determine if Montevallo is the right fit, including information about meal plans, campus safety, time frames, and contact information for various departments on campus. Most importantly, we want you to know that we are a simple phone call away if you need assistance and can’t find your answer here. We want you to be just as informed as your child so you may go through this process together!
Student Housing & Residential Life
UM Housing consists of seven distinctive residence halls ranging from traditional-style halls to our brand new apartment-style hall that opened in the fall of 2009. Research shows students who live on campus are more involved in student life, and it reflects in their academics. UM’s residence halls are designed to offer students the opportunity to share a spirit of community and enrich many aspects of the collegiate experience. Our women’s residence halls are: Main Hall, Tutwiler Hall, Hanson Hall, and Brooke Hall. Our men’s residence halls are: Napier Hall and Lund Hall. We have two co-ed apartment-style residence halls: New Residential College and Peck Hall. Only students of the same sex can share an apartment. All residence halls have a Hall Director, or live-in professional staff, along with Resident Assistants on every floor to help students acclimate to Montevallo and to ensure the safety of students living on campus.
All halls are equipped with electronic access on the exterior doors, which stay locked 24 hours a day. Residents access their buildings using their UM ID card. Visitors can contact the person they are visiting by using the “call phone” on the exterior of every building. Pricing information is listed on the Finances page of www.go.montevallo.edu. You can also contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 205-665-6235. If you would like to apply for housing online, you can do so here.
The University of Montevallo has four meal plans, listed below, and all plans are $900 per semester; the difference between plans is the amount of “Flex Points” included in each plan. Meals can be used in the student cafeteria, while Flex Points can be used in the student cafeteria or Jazzman’s Cafe’ to buy coffee, smoothies or a quick snack between classes.
5 -meal per week + 350 Flex Points. 10-meal per week + 200 Flex Points
15-meal per week + 150 Flex Points 19-meal per week + 100 Flex Points
Paying For Tuition
All Montevallo students have the option of enrolling in a payment plan for tuition/fees, room and board through e- Cashier. The enrollment fee is $40 per semester due at the time of enrollment. Sixty percent of the total bill is due by the payment deadline which is determined by the Cashier’s Office. The remaining balance will be paid in subsequent equal payments on September 5th, October 5th and November 5th in the fall semester, and February 5th, March 5th and April 5th of the spring semester. If you have questions about e-Cashier contact them at 1-800-609-8056 or the UM Cashier’s Office at 205-665-6065.
Families participating in the PACT (Pre-paid Alabama College Tuition) program need to make sure the Cashiers Office has a copy of your PACT authorization letter on file. PACT will pay only tuition and facilities fees. The student is responsible for all other fees associated with enrollment or living on campus. All fees not covered by PACT must be paid by the payment deadline.
The University of Montevallo Police force is a fully accredited department with trained officers patrolling campus by car, foot, and even golf cart. Emergency call boxes are strategically positioned around campus to allow for students to access Campus Safety with the simple touch of a button. UM was the first university in the state of Alabama to implement the School Cast Emergency Broadcast system, a system that allows families to provide various forms of home and work contact information (both e-mail and phone) to be contacted in case of an emergency on campus or in the city of Montevallo. In addition, Campus Safety will provide students with a personal escort on campus during evening hours. Campus Safety also handles all parking permits for both resident and commuter students. You can reach Campus Safety at 205-665-6155
Students with Disabilities
The Office of Disability Support Services acts as a liaison for UM students with disabilities requiring special accommodations. In order to more effectively meet the accessibility needs of UM students with disabilities, DSS works closely with academic departments, as well as Housing & Residential Life, Student Support Services, Counseling & Career Center, Student Health Services, Student Life, Records, Physical Plant and UM Police. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services prior to or upon enrollment at UM and are expected to provide current disability documentation and communicate the need for accommodations. You can contact DSS at 205-665-6250 to learn more about typical accommodations that are available.
What our students say?
In a recent survey of graduating seniors, satisfaction with the academic experience at UM ranked very high at 93%. Seniors were also very positive about the quality of instruction, with a satisfaction rate of 95%. Interestingly, about 57% percent of seniors indicated that they have either frequently or occasionally conducted or assisted in the conduct of a research project.