1) UA username and password
Contact UA OIT for assistance with your UA username.
2) Review halls, room types and rates
First-year students under the age of 21 have the option of living in Moore or Skarland Hall. Explore the rooms and rates in the links below.
Students who are married, 26 or older and/or have minor dependents qualify for Employee, Family, and Graduate Housing.
Note: Building preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. A $25 programming fee will be applied to your account once per Fall and Spring term.
3) Pick a roommate
After you submit a housing application, you will be able to match yourself to a preferred roommate.
Please contact the Residence Life Central Office for roommate requests or changes after you receive an assignment letter.
4) Deposit and application fee
Have your credit card ready you plan to pay your housing deposit ($315.00, refundable) and application fee ($40.00, non-refundable).
If you are under 18 please enter your parent's email address in the emergency contact section of the housing application to ensure your housing application is emailed to them for their signature.
Residents can explore Housing Rates and options to find what residence hall fits their needs.
For semester room charges, including check-out changes, residents can pay in person, online through UAOnline account, wire transfer or their Alaska 529 Plan. For more information visit the Bursar's Office in the first floor or Signers' Hall.
Note: If you fulfill your housing agreement and do not have any outstanding fees on your UA account when you move out, this credit card may have the deposit credited back to it. After your deposit is released to your UAF account, please follow-up with the Office of the Bursar for refund options.
Assignment and change process
Assignments are made based upon the student's application complete date (earliest first). If you are matched with a roommate, assignments will be based on application complete date and hall preferences. If you and your matched roommate do not have the same hall preferences, the assignment coordinator will contact you to determine your preference. Hall preferences will be reviewed in the order listed on a student's application. Assignments will be made based on room availability. Assignment letters with check-in instructions will be emailed to your preferred email address as designated on UAOnline. Housing assignments and roommate contact information can be found on your MyHousing home page.
If you did not get assigned your preferred room type, you can participate in the Room Change Lottery that takes place during the summer prior to opening and after hall opening and occurs every two weeks.
Note: Be aware that while we do our best not to move residents after we assign them, situations outside of our control may result in your assignment changing. Rooms with vacancies may be consolidated to ensure we use our housing space efficiently.
Updating or canceling your application
If you would like to cancel your housing application, please submit a housing cancellation form. You may forfeit your deposit and may be subject to room fees. Please see your housing agreement for details. After submitting your housing application, please contact the Residence Life Central to update your application preference.
Meal Plans and Dining Services
UAF Dining Services offers a variety of delicious food with the convenience of five locations campus wide.
No matter where you are on campus, there's always a restaurant, coffee shop, snack bar or convenience store nearby.
All undergraduate students residing in Residence Halls and Cutler Apartments are required to purchase a meal plan. Residents of EFG and graduate students may choose to opt in to any Residence Hall or Commuter meal plan. Review meal plan options.
Please, contact Dining Services at 907-474-6661, for dining application availability.
Communication between housing and students
All communication is through your preferred email account as designated on UAOnline! We may also need to call you, please make sure you have your mobile phone designated on UAOnline. Please make sure you set up your voicemail to receive important messages. We can also text you important dates. Please provide us with your mobile carrier on your housing application if you wish to receive text notices.
Why live on campus?
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 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.
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 .