Can my significant other or guests stay with me in my dorm room?The Installation Commander establishes local policy regarding social visits, so check with your UH Management Office for the local policy. At a minimum, guests must be at least 18 years old, be escorted at all times and are prohibited between hours 2400 - 0600 hours. Cohabitation is not authorized.
Do I have to live in the dorms if I'm a permanent party unaccompanied Airman?Most junior enlisted unaccompanied Airmen live in the dormitory. It is mandatory for Priority 1 (key and essential personnel) and Priority 2 (E-1 to E-3 and E-4 less than 3 years service) unaccompanied personnel to live in the dormitory. Other unaccompanied personnel may live in the dormitory on a space-available basis.
Generally, an E-4 living in the dormitory who reaches 3 years of service may voluntarily occupy a room on a space-available basis without Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) or move into local community housing with BAH. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior personnel, you may be authorized to move out before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior Airmen are released first. Your Airmen Dorm Leader or UH Management Office representative will advise residents when early release is necessary.
I'm moving into Unaccompanied Housing and have a lot of household goods. What should I ship and what should I put into storage?You should only bring what can comfortably fit in a one room apartment. Personnel with extensive household goods may submit a commander-endorsed request to the UH Management Office to reside in community housing and receive a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) when the annual cost of moving and storage would exceed 50 percent of authorized BAH. (Moving cost + 12 months storage) / by 12 months > (monthly BAH rate) / 2)
Will I get my own bedroom and bathroom if I live in Unaccompanied Housing? The Air Force assignment standard is one private room for each permanent party. The new Air Force construction standard provides a private bath for each bedroom and a shared kitchen and common area, similar what you may find in the local community. Not every installation has the newest style dorms, however, so you may be in a dormitory that shares a bathroom with another Airman. You will still have a private room.