Family, Employee, and Graduate Housing
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Many students at UAF attend the university after having started a family of their own. To meet the family and educational needs of these students we have several facilities for married or financially inter-dependent couples or single parents with or without children. In these facilities we try to support our student families while they establish a family atmosphere within an educational environment. All of our family facilities are located on the main UAF campus on College Hill about 4 miles from downtown Fairbanks.
The Department of Residence Life offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment complexes and single, duplex and triplex homes for students with families.
Family Housing is available for married students, students with a financially inter-dependent partner, and students with children. Family housing agreement terms are usually for the length of the academic year. Employee housing agreement terms are for 12 months. Residence Life also provides housing for employees and their families. We offer apartments and duplexes for students with children and apartments for married students without children.
Staff and Programing
Family Housing units are staffed by a Family Housing Manager and two Assistant Apartment Managers. The Family Housing Manager coordinates maintenance and check-outs, along with other duties. The Assistant Managers are student members of the Department of Residence Life who live on campus and provide various services to the residents.
The managers also coordinate and facilitate activities for the residents in family housing. These activities may range from community BBQ's to Conversational English classes to events for the whole family.
Benefits of Living on Campus
According to research, on-campus students do better academically than their peers who live off-campus. Nationally, as well as at UAF, students who live on campus persist in school and have a higher graduation rate than those who do not. On-campus students find it easier to take advantage of academic assistance services and also get increased motivation by working alongside their peers.
Safety and Security
Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents are issued a Polar Express card, which grants them entrance to their residence hall. Guests and visitors must be escorted at all times. Exterior entrances to halls are checked nightly by Security Officers. Professional Staff live in each building and Resident Assistants are on duty each night. Safety Awareness Programs and evacuation drills occur each semester.
Students are within walking distance of classrooms, Rasmuson Library, Wood Center Student Union, Dine49 Cafeteria, and the Student Recreation Center.
Living on campus is often more economical than living off campus. There is no worry about monthly bills - students pay only once a semester! Services such as high-speed internet, cable, water, and electricity are included in this total cost.
Caring, trained, and professional staff care about each student's experience at UAF. Staff also provide resources, support, and programming to enhance the student experience.
Beginning in their freshman year, many students build their resume by working for Residence Life or other campus departments. Students learn problem-solving skills and sustainable practices to follow as they are encouraged to take personal responsibility for their community.
On-campus students get the opportunity to interact on a deeper level with a diverse group of their peers, forming friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Family, Employee, Graduate Housing Questions
There are many questions that we are asked about the Family, Employee, Graduate housing. This section provides information about questions that are common to each of our Family, Employee Graduate housing. Each apartment or home is different and has things about it that are unique.
|What Family, Employee, Graduate units are available?|
Residence Life offers efficiency apartments, 1-2-3 bedroom apartments,1-2-3 bedroom triplexes, and 2 bedroom duplexes. Please contact the Department of Residence Life Central Office to find out what units are available at the time of your application.
|Can I get on a waitlist if the unit I want is not available?|
|Yes, when you apply, you are automatically placed on the waiting list for all the units you requested on your application. You can also stay on the waiting list until your preferred unit becomes available. You will receive an email with your wait list status. If you are a current EFG Housing resident and you'd like to be placed on the wait list for a different unit, you will need to complete a new housing application.|
|Is the deposit transferable from my Residence Hall Agreement?|
Yes, your residence hall deposit is transferable. The single student deposit is $315 and the EFG Housing deposit is $600. If you transfer your residence hall deposit, you need to pay an additional $285 for your deposit.
|Does my unit have an assigned parking spaces?|
|Yes, all units have assigned parking spaces unless you are in a Chandalar or Hess Village graduate apartment. Please note that parking is limited and you may have to park in guest parking if you have not purchased the assigned spot.|
|When is rent due?|
|Rent is due on the 1st of each month. Late fees are applied beginning the 6th of each month.|
Are all utilities included in the rent?
|All utilities except for phone and internet are included in the rent.|
Can I have a pet?
|Certain types of pets are permitted including fish, small caged animals, dogs, and cats. Residents are limited to types and numbers of pets depending on the unit. Detailed information about pet policies can be found on the Family, Employee, Graduate, and Non-Traditional Student Housing Application. All pets must be registered with the Department of Residence Life.|
|What furnishings are available in the unit?|
|All apartments are furnished. Furnishings vary from unit to unit, but you can expect a sofa, arm chair, dining table with four chairs, bedroom dresser, a desk and chair, coffee table, and end tables. Depending on resident preferences, apartments can be unfurnished.|
|I want to live with my partner, but we're not married. Can we do live together?|
|Yes, as long as you are financially interdependent. If you are unmarried, submit a completed and notarized Financial Interdependence Form with your application.|