Residence Life at UAF
What to expect this fall:
- If you plan to live on campus this fall, you’ll need to schedule your move-in date and time before you arrive. This will help us limit crowd sizes and practice safe social distancing.You’ll find the scheduling links in the email Residence Life sent on July 10.
- Per the latest State of Alaska traveler protocols, if you are coming to Alaska from out-of-state, beginning August 11 you must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test in hand, taken within 72 hours prior to their arrival. Testing will no longer be available at the airport for non-residents when they arrive. We encourage and support you in coming to campus early. Early check-in dates are August 6-10. See email from Residence Life sent on July 30 for more information.
- All students living on-campus are required to read and sign the Nanooks Care Compact by August 14 or 48 hours prior to arrival.
- Through the week of Aug. 17, a virtual help desk will have information about campus resources and offices for first-year and first-time students. Read more about what to expect this fall.
- Visit our COVID-19 guidance page for details about spring 2020 move-out and fall 2020 move-in.
- Visit the UAF coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to FAQs, communications, resources and policy guidance.
- Follow us on Facebook for more important updates!
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Easy walk to classes and learning resources
- Access to quality meal plans and dining services
- Utility bills included in price
- Free laundry facilities in your residence hall
- Community initiatives that foster a safe and secure campus
- High speed internet in your room
- Access to our Student Recreation Center and the Patty Center
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
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
Find winter and summer break housing
Looking to stay on campus through winter or summer break? Applications for winter break housing can be found at UAOnline. Learn more about room rates and how to apply.
Change your dorm room
If you want to change your college dorm room, or swap your room with another resident, we have an easy process to help. Find more about how to change your college dorm room.