Room Selection for 2014-2015 will take place in Spring 2014.
Here you will find information and resources to help guide you through Room Selection. All of the information on this page is from Room Selection 2013. We leave this information up for reference, for students who are curious about how the process worked last year. However, this information in no way implies that Room Selection 2014 will be exactly the same. Always expect at least a few changes from year to year. If, after reading through the site, you still have questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. You do not need to have a room preference!
For residents who don’t have a preference which room they get, Residence Life now offers a faster option. During your assigned day, drop your application off at the Residence Life Office. A room will be selected for you after Room Selection ends for the day.
2. Meal Plans are required for all hall residents (except Cutler & Sustainable Village)!
PLATINUM MEAL PLAN: Cost: $1,830.00 per semester
This plan includes an unlimited number of All You Care To Eat Meals during scheduled breakfast hours at the Wood Center and lunch and dinner hours at Lola Tilly Commons. It also includes $75.00 in Munch Money, which can be used at all UAF campus dining locations and most vending locations. This plan does not include guest privileges.
GOLD MEAL PLAN: Cost: $1,810.00 per semester
This plan includes an unlimited number of All You Care To Eat Meals during scheduled lunch and dinner hours at Lola Tilly Commons. It also includes $100.00 in Munch Money, which can be used at all UAF campus dining locations and most vending locations. This plan does not include guest privileges.
DENALI BLOCK MEAL PLAN: $2,120.00 per semester
This plan includes 250 All You Care To Eat Meals during scheduled breakfast hours at the Wood Center and lunch and dinner hours at Lola Tilly Commons. This meal plan also includes the flexibility to exchange a meal in the equivalency of $5.00 toward a purchase at any of the UAF campus-wide Dining Services retail locations, excluding Subway. It also includes $200.00 in Munch Money, which can be used at all UAF campus dining locations and most vending locations.
Flexible Meal Plan Options
NANOOK MEAL PLAN: Cost: $2,250.00 per semester
This plan includes $2,250.00 in Munch Money that can be spent at any UAF campus dining locations and most vending locations. Providing maximum flexibility, there are no re-strictions on use of dining locations or on who can enroll.
CHENA MEAL PLAN: Cost: $1,200.00 per semester.
Enrollment for this meal plan is limited to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students. The plan includes $1,200.00 in Munch Money that may be used at any campus UAF dining location and most vending locations. There are no re-strictions on use of campus dining locations.
WCC MEAL PLAN: Cost: $655.00 per semester
Enrollment for this meal plan is limited to students living in Wickersham, Cutler, and Commuter Students. The plan in-cludes $655.00 in Munch Money that can be used at any UAF dining location on campus. It provides a flexible way for stu-dents to participate in dining activities with friends on cam-pus, and provides students with a break from cooking for themselves.
3. Prepare to select your room
Whether you want to homestead your room or select a new one, there are some things you can do to get prepared and make the process smooth and quick.
Consider the housing options you are eligible for, and visit the halls you are interested in during the Open Houses on Tuesday, March 26. (Summer 2013 enrolled credits will not count toward room selection).
Complete a 2013-2014 Housing Application and Dining Services Application (if applicable). Both are located in the center of this booklet.
Clear any debts you may have with the University. Check your UAOnline account to see if you owe any money. You will not be able to select a room if you have any outstanding past-due debt owed to the University.
Determine your current class standing. Your standing is determined by the number of credits you have COMPLETED to date (This includes Fall 2013 credits, but not Spring 2013 credits). Check UAOnline if you are unsure how many course credits you have completed.
Current residents do not need to make a payment to select a room. Your deposit currently on file guarantees your space in housing. All fees for room and board are due with your Fall 2013 fees.
4. Groups of 4 or more.
Groups of 4 or more is 4 or more students wanting to share space within CLOSE PROXIMITY to each other in the same residential building. Gender will define which rooms or apartments may be selected. Multi-gendered groups must select rooms in the same hall for buildings (excluding private rooms) which are gender by floor, or in adjacent rooms, suites or apartments in Wickersham & Cutler. For Cutler you must have groups of 4 males or 4 females. All members of the group must be present or have a Proxy Form.
5. Homesteading: The process of keeping your current room in housing for another school year.
Homesteading is not available for students currently living in an EDGE Hall. Moore or Skarland Hall residents must go through the Residence Life Room Selection process.
All current double single holders, all grad students, and any other student with the permission of their roommate, except Wickersham & Cutler, are eligible to homestead a double single. If you homestead a paid double-single, the buyout is transferable within your hall. It can also be transferred to any other hall, excluding Cutler or Wickersham, during room selection.
TO HOMESTEAD:Decide if you wish to stay in your current room and, if you live in a shared room, who you want as your roommate. If your preferred roommate is not your current roommate, you and your new preferred roommate must turn in your applications together during Homesteading. You must also bring the Current Roommate Waiver in this booklet, signed by your current roommate stating that they do not wish to Homestead in your current room. Your preferred roommate must meet the minimum requirements for your hall. The same procedures apply if you would like to buy out your room, except Cutler and Wickersham.
Turn in your completed Housing & Dining applications at your Hall Office OR in the Residence Life Office in the MBS Complex. Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7.
ResLife Office // 8am-5pm // Monday-Friday Your Hall Office // 7pm-10pm // Monday-Sunday
BE AWARE: Prior to Room Selection, consolidation of apartments will occur in Cutler if two or less roommates homestead. In order to keep your room you must meet the requirements of the hall. If you homestead and do not meet these requirements, you will be notified prior to April 15 and you will have to go through room selection at your appointed time.
ROOM SELECTION IS ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS
Rooms not homesteaded for 2013-2014 will be available to select from during Room Selection April 15-19 in the Residence Life Office in the MBS Complex. The date you begin Room Selection depends on your current class standing. Room Selection is first-come, first-serve.
Following Homesteading, the number of available double single rooms will be determined. If you have a double single this year in either Cutler or Wickersham, you can move that double single to any hall. If you have a double single in any hall other than Cutler or Wickersham, you can move the double single to any hall excluding Cutler and Wickersham.
If you will be selecting a double shared room, consider your preference for a roommate. You can select a roommate, and even bring your intended roommate with you to Room Selection. You and your intended roommate may enter the room selection process on the earliest day for which either of you qualify, but you must enter together or with a proxy form. The Proxy form is located in this booklet if your intended roommate is unable to come at the same time as you. You and your intended roommate must BOTH meet the minimum requirements of the living environment you choose.
If you will be sharing a room and your roommate currently lives off-campus, they may go through the Homesteading or Room Selection process with you. They will need to pay the $315 deposit and $40 application fee and must meet the requirements for the hall (First-year students attending the Fall Semester of 2013 are not eligible).
If they are unable to come with you, you can be their proxy to hold the space. Your intended roommate MUST come to the Residence Life Office in the MBS complex by the end of room selection, 5pm on Friday, April 19, 2013, to fill out a Residence Hall/Dining Services application and to pay the $355. If your intended roommate does not complete this process then the space is available for re-assignment.
TO SELECT YOUR ROOM AT ROOM SELECTION:
❶ Submit your COMPLETED housing & dining applications online via fillable PDF OR deliver to the Residence Life Office in the MBS Complex at 8AM the earliest day you are eligible to select your space. See the Room Selection Calendar online at: www.uaf.edu/ reslife/roomselection/
❷ If you have already selected your roommate, bring them and their application, or their Proxy Form,
❸ When it is your turn, you will look at the floor plans of the buildings you are eligible to stay in & select an available room.
CAN’T MAKE ROOM SELECTION? If you are unable to select a room, please come to the Residence Life Office, Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm before the halls close at 12pm (NOON) on May 13, 2013 to select a room from the remaining open spaces.
AFTER YOU HAVE SELECTED YOUR ROOM
After April 19, 2013, Residence Life will send a letter to those who participated in Homesteading and Room Selection confirming your fall housing assignment. If you do not receive this letter, you should contact Residence Life to ensure your space has been reserved.
WAITLIST: Once you have completed Homesteading or Room Selection, you can be put on a waitlist for another type of room, as long as you meet the minimum qualifications of the hall. You can do this while at Room Selection, or you can call or stop by the Residence Life office any time after you are eligible to enter the Room Selection process. If your waitlisted room or room type becomes available, Residence Life will automatically change your assignment to that room. Any additional charges or credit will be placed on your student account. Please limit your request to only room types and locations you are actually willing to move to.
CHANGING YOUR SELECTION: Residents who have gone through Homesteading and then change their mind can go through Room Selection on the appointed day and choose a new room without filling out a new application. Residents who complete the Room Selection process and then decide to change their selected room can contact Residence Life in person, by email, phone, mail, or fax to make the change. Room & Board charges are due with all fall semester fees - by Friday, September 13, 2013.
If you sign up for Fall 2013 housing and decide not to return to campus for the 2013-2014 academic year, you may cancel your housing agreement without penalty by July 31, 2013 at 5pm. Cancellations may be done in person at the Residence Life Office, by phone, email, fax or mail. You may want to keep your room until you are sure you are not returning as you will not be able to if you later decide to return.
If you cancel on August 1, 2013 or after, you will be penalized according to the terms of your housing agreement and forfeit your housing deposit.
If you do not select a room for Fall 2013 by hall closing at noon on Monday, May 13, 2013, your housing deposit will be returned minus any charges or fees owed the University. You will NOT have a room for Fall 2013. If you decide at a later date to live on campus for Fall 2013, you will have to re-apply and pay your housing deposit again.