Residence Life at UAF

Live the ultimate arctic adventure with all the comforts of home. We provide affordable, convenient student housing options designed to fit every need, including on-campus housing in dorms, apartments, duplexes and more.

Explore On Campus Student Housing Options

From traditional college dorms to suites, apartments and duplexes with garages, we offer housing for students in many shapes and sizes. What they all have common is a shared community and a sense of connection you can only experience by living on campus.




exterior of Moore hall with sunflowers in the foreground

View rates for student housing at UAF

Charges for college dorms and campus housing include all utilities, free laundry and high speed internet. All housing for students is fully furnished and offers kitchen access as well as access to hiking and ski trails.

Skarland double room.

Apply for student housing

Start your adventure today. Living on campus will enrich your educational experience and give you opportunities to make lifelong connections. Here are step-by-step instructions for incoming students to apply for student housing online.

Playgound on the Hess Village family housing property

Employee, family and graduate housing

In addition to providing housing for students, we also provide campus housing for faculty and staff. Housing options include efficiency apartments, 1-2-3 bedroom apartments, 1-2-3 bedroom triplexes, and 2-3 bedroom duplexes.


Why Live on Campus?

For many students, living on campus is a highlight of their college experience. According to the American Council on Education, students who live on campus are also more likely to graduate.

Our campus housing is affordable and convenient. It’s a great way to make new friends and participate in the university community. Benefits of campus housing include:

Students at MBS complex pose with the Nanook mascot

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities bring together students with similar identities, values or needs. The goal of these communities is to develop strong friendships while gaining a deeper connection to UAF with the help of faculty and staff.

Students participate in fun and educational activities and events with Resident Assistants who are a live-in resource with the same field of study or interest. Depending upon your field of study or personal interest, there are options to select a variety of areas.

Learn more about Living Learning Communities at UAF
2019-2020 Residence Life staff group photo outside Moore hall

EDGE First-Year Experience program

The EDGE program (which stands for Education, Development, Growth and Experience) helps traditional first-year students to succeed in college by providing an extra support network of academic peer mentors and professional live-in staff. The program focuses on student-centered learning and helping students to transition between previous learning experiences and college.

Learn more about the First-Year Experience program