On-Campus Undergraduate Housing

Housing at UAF is in high demand, so apply early!  Students who wish to live in undergraduate housing should apply at least one month prior to the move-in date.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no guarantee that space will be available. To apply for housing, students must be enrolled in at least six (6) semester credits.  UAF encourages all students to apply for admission before applying for housing.

How to Apply for Housing 

STEP 1 // Download and Review Applications
Download the Residence Hall Application & Agreement. Review the documents carefully before filling them out to make sure you don't miss a step! Fill out applications by hand or electronically using Adobe Acrobat. Make sure to print and sign all applications and forms. Residence Life will not process applications that are submitted without signatures. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open the application. For a free download of Adobe Acrobat click here.
STEP 2 // Submit Housing Application

Applications can be submitted in person at the Residence Life Central Office, by mail, by fax, or by email. All pages of the application must be completed and included for Residence Life to be able to process your submissions.  If you decide to have a land line connected to your campus room, make sure to fill out the Telephone Agreement on page 4 of the housing agreement.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm (24hr Drop Box)
Physical Address: MBS Complex, 1872 Yukon Drive
Mailing Address: PO Box 756860, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Fax: (907) 474-6423
E-mail: uaf-housing@alaska.edu

STEP 3 // Submit Payment
The Department of Residence Life only accepts payments for application fee's and deposits. All other fees relayed to monthly/semester rent or room charges, check-out charges, ect., are payable at the Office of the Bursar. 
Application Fees and Deposit Payments:
In Person
Payment may also be made by cash or check at the Department of Residence Life Central Office in the MBS Complex (click for google map). We are open Monday - Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.

By Mail
Checks are payable to “UAF Department of Residence Life” and can be mailed to:

UAF Department of Residence Life 
PO Box 7576860
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6860
Note: A $30 charge and a hold will be placed on your account for returned checks. This will prevent you from registering, viewing grades, receiving transcripts and from graduation activity.

Over the Phone

Credit Card payments may be taken over the phone after the application has been received by calling 907-474-7247.
Monthly Rent or Semester Room Charges, Check-out Charges, ect.:
In Person
The Cashier’s Windows of the Office of the Bursar on the 1st floor of Signers’ Hall, Monday-Friday8 am-4:30 pm, or Wednesdays, 10 am-4:30 pm. (please specify that your payment is for Housing).
By Mail
Send checks payable to "UAF", clearly marked to ensure it is credited to the proper student account, to: 

UAF Office of the Bursar
PO Box 757640
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7640
Note: A $30 charge and a hold will be placed on your account for returned checks. This will prevent you from registering, viewing grades, receiving transcripts and from graduation activity.

Students can make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on-line. Log onto UAOnline to pay with all major credit cards or a checking account. Please note that a 2.75% ($3 minimum) transaction fee will be applied to all credit and debit card transactions. If you are paying with a debit card or have a daily limit on your credit card, contact your bank to tell them you are paying university tuition and fees to ensure your card won’t be declined.

Wire Transfer
Contact the Bursar’s Office for UAF banking information at 907-474-7384. Ensure the financial institution references the student name and ID number so we can apply the payment to the right person. Please allow at least two weeks for the wire transfers to post to your student account.

Please Note: All UAF residence halls, with the exemption of the Sustainable Village, require residents to purchase a meal plan.  Please contact Dining Services at 907-474-6661, for dining application availability. If a student does not apply for a dining plan, they will automatically be assigned the default meal plan. Graduate students, regardless of their hall assignment, are not required to purchase a meal plan.

While we encourage all students to apply for admission to UAF, acceptance to UAF is not required to apply for housing. Once you have applied for housing, additional campus forms and information are available through Admissions.


Explore your housing options We have numerous housing options, choose to live in Stevens, Nerland, McIntosh, Wickersham, Bartlett, Skarland, Moore, Lathrop, the Cutler Apartment Complex, or the Sustainable Village. 


Assignments for the fall semester are made throughout the summer; spring semester assignments are made in late December and as received after winter break. You will be informed by letter as soon as a room assignment is made. All requests for specific rooms or halls are honored on a first-received, first placed basis as long as space is available and all eligibility requirements are met. Several of our more popular residence halls will have only a few spaces for new residents. We try to place you in the building of your choice, but this is not always possible. Please note on the application any request for a specific roommate. We cannot guarantee all requests.

  • DOUBLE-SHARED A room built for two and occupied by two
  • SINGLE A room built for one and occupied by one; limited availability
  • DOUBLE-SINGLE A room built for two but occupied by one; limited availability.

The cancellation policies specific to your agreement are available on the back page of your application, or page 2 of the online application. If you want to be released from your housing agreement then you need to cancel your housing assignment. Please complete the Housing Cancellation Form and/or Exception to Policy Form and send it to the Department of Residence Life at uaf-housing@alaska.edu

Advantages to living on campus

Off-Campus Apartment Residence Hall
Monthly utility bills to pay. No keeping track of when the bills are due. One payment takes care of everything.
Ramen Noodles and pizza are good, but not for 16 weeks in a row.  Grocery shopping.  Chartwells’ dining options offer you three entrees at every meal and a variety of locations and cuisine with no grocery shopping.  Plus, Residence Hall kitchenettes are available if you want to be your own gourmet.
Buy a washer and dryer or … visiting the Laundromat and save all your quarters. Residence Hall's have clean and FREE laundry facilities right in your residence hall.
Struggling to study?  Study groups and academic tutors dedicated to students in the EDGE Halls, Skarland Hall and Moore Hall.
Boredom and detached from campus life.  An entire hall filled with students to make into new friends, plus intramural sports, mud volleyball, bonfires, floor parties, and more. 
Pay for Internet service. You have the University’s high speed connection, Wi-Fi in many areas on campus and in the comfort of your own room.
Can’t afford a fancy gym memberships. Student Recreation Center (SRC) boasts three multi-purpose courts, weight room, fitness studio, indoor climbing wall, running track, and cardiovascular equipment are all housed inside. Plus there's the Patty Center with an ice arena, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and a pool.
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