Unaccompanied Housing- MacDill AFB
Welcome to MacDill AFB dormitories! Our Airman Dorm Leaders (ADLs) manage and maintain world-class facilities for Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy junior unaccompanied personnel.
Unaccompanied Housing (UH) is provided for all unaccompanied military in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service. Each resident is provided a private sleeping room, furnishings, bed linens and supplies required for comfortable living. (Room arrangements may vary depending on building type)
Unaccompanied residents in the rank of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above are not required to live in the dorms and will live off base in the local community. See Housing in the Local Community section for information and assistance on securing housing.
All dorms on MacDill are three-story balcony accessed facilities. Common areas include television rooms, laundry, gaming rooms, a library and even a Cyber Café with free Wi-Fi.
Since 2008, MacDill has constructed two dorms in the style of "DORMS-4-AIRMEN" or Quads. Each quad contains a private bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom, dining area, living room, kitchen, and laundry closet.
Amenities - Themed dayrooms throughout campus - Movie theater room with widescreen TV, Bose surround sound, Blu-ray player and stadium leather seating - Library/study dayroom with donated books available for checkout - Wingman's café where residents may cook their own meals - Two flat-panel TVs in the kitchen or the dining area - Restaurant-style booths - Bar stools and tables for small or large gatherings - Cyber café with oversized couches, chairs and flat-panel TVs - Four laptops connected to a commercial internet service - Wi-Fi available for personal wireless devices
Restrictions - No overnight guests, pets, minors or unauthorized personnel (co-habitation is prohibited) - Residents may not remove furnishings from UH facilities - Tobacco use is not authorized in the dorms or within 25 feet - No open flames - No underage drinking/drug use - No fireworks and firearms allowed in dorms, but weapons may be turned into the Security Forces armory for storage - Quiet hours are 24/7 - Suites and Quads are assigned by gender. Males and females may be in the same facility, but there are no mixed-gender suite/quad assignments.
Base Specific Policy During your orientation, the Airman Dorm Leader (ADL) or UH Management Office representative will inform you of all Air Force and base-specific policies. Please contact your ADL within the first 2 duty days after your arrival to schedule your in-processing appointment.
UH Management Office Staff The UH Management Office is staffed with professionals that can assist with all of your housing needs. Staffs vary but can be comprised of non-commissioned officers (NCO), Senior NCOs and some bases have civilian employees. The assigned military are Airman Dormitory Leaders. These members are highly motivated personnel dedicated to ensuring that residents receive quality service. ADLs will provide you guidance and advice on UH life as well as mentor you on succeeding in the Air Force.
Assignment Procedures As soon as you are notified of your assignment contact your gaining unit and request to be assigned a sponsor. Your sponsor will be another military member assigned to your unit and will assist with your move. The sponsor or gaining unit must then contact the UH Management Office to notify them of your impending arrival date and work to secure you a dormitory room.
Planning Your Move Prior to travel, arrange to meet your sponsor or someone from your unit upon arrival at the gaining installation. If possible, send a copy of your PCS orders to your sponsor to provide to your ADL. This will make it easier for your sponsor to acquire a room for you and for the ADL to reserve you a room and load you in their system as an in-bound resident.
If you arrive on a business day during normal duty hours, have your sponsor escort you to the UH Management Office. Your ADL will schedule an in-processing briefing appointment where they will take you through the process of checking your room, performing a move-in inspection, and inventory the allotted furnishings and supplies. If you arrive on the weekend or after normal duty hours, have your sponsor make arrangements to pick up your room key and linens from your ADL until you can meet with them at a later date.
Resident Responsibilities You will be expected to keep your room and any shared living space clean and tidy. Cleaning supplies and equipment can be provided to you at your request. You will also be accountable for your room and the furnishings provided. Residents may be held liable for any damages beyond normal fair wear and tear. See your ADL or UH Management Office representative if you have any questions about your resident responsibilities.
Inspection Program The Installation Commander establishes a base-wide UH inspection program focused on health and safety. Squadron Commanders and unit First Sergeants implement the inspection program and visit rooms to ensure that all residents from their squadron comply with installation standards.
Bay Orderly Program UH, residents are expected to assist in the cleaning and upkeep of common areas and shared facilities of their "home." You will periodically be detailed to perform essential cleaning and minor maintenance around the UH campus.
Dormitory Councils The Dormitory Council is the forum by which residents of an individual dormitory or group of dormitories address concerns about their living environment with a panel of their peers. The purpose of the council is to establish standards for all residents, present solutions for problem areas, establish positive recreational activities, and identify facility and furnishing improvements. Participation at your location is a chance to be involved in shaping your living environment and provides an opportunity for personal growth and development in the areas of leadership and personal relationships. Ask your ADL or UH Management Office representative about how you can get involved.
Termination It is mandatory for unaccompanied residents in the ranks of E-1 to E-3 and E-4 with less than 3 years of service to reside in UH. An E-4 residing in UH reaching 3 years of service may be authorized to move out of UH and into local community housing. Contact your ADL for procedures you must follow to clear your room. In certain circumstances, such as to make space available for more junior military members, you may be authorized to move out of UH before reaching E-4 with greater than 3 years of service. The most senior residents are released first. Your ADL or UH Management Office representative will advise residents when early release is necessary.
Space Available Rooms When there is an excess of dormitory rooms, personnel in the ranks of E-4 with greater than 3 years of service and above may be eligible to reside in UH on a space-available basis. Personnel must send requests to their First Sergeant who will submit them for review and approval with the 6th Mission Support Group Commander through his/her Superintendent.