Living on campus is about community
Why search for a study group, when you can live with your study group? LLCs bring together students with similar identities, values or needs. We also have professors and staff who support your experience within the residence halls. A successful first year of college looks different for every student, so we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to UAF academically as well as socially.
There are both first year and continuing education living learning communities. Depending upon your field of study or personal interest, there are options to select a variety of areas. There are limited spaces available though, and applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to reserve your spot early!
- Development of strong friendships with classmates while gaining a deeper connection to the university
- Support from both faculty and staff
- Participating in fun and educational in-house activities/events
- Support from a Resident Assistant (RA) who is a live-in resource with the same field of study/interest
Find your fit
Open Fall 2019A community focused on first year Honors students that provides an environment centered around supporting academic success. The Honors Program and Residence Life Staff have partnered to create a community that is specialized to enhance the Honors Program experience through your first year at UAF. This housing option will provide an environment conducive to the needs of students in the Honors Program through additional staff support and community connections.Skarland Hall
Open Fall 2019Members of this community promotes the sharing of intellectual and academic goals between first year engineering students at UAF. This high impact living environment focuses on student success, with an intentional focus on connecting engineering students with key members of the community. The College of Engineering and Mines (CEM) and Residence Life Staff have partnered to create a floor where your classmate might just be your roommate.Skarland Hall
Open Fall 2019A community focused on fostering personal growth and the spirit of adventure through education, experience & accessibility to the wilderness, on campus and within the greater state of Alaska! The Department of Nanook Recreation and the Department of Residential life have partnered to create a community that focuses on outdoor involvement, to help broaden student’s experiences by providing the skills, knowledge and equipment to step out into the world with confidence.Skarland Hall
Open Fall 2018Members of this community share intellectual and social experiences focused on the understanding of and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied identities, histories, and practices. This welcoming and inclusive community focuses on the growth and development of the whole student, through intentional outreach, trainings and programmatic efforts aimed at strengthening the ties of our residents to the larger UAF community. Open in Bartlett Hall (6th floor) and Moore Hall (6th floor)
Gender Inclusive Housing
Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, comfortable and supportive living experience for all students living in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' residential facilities. Gender-inclusive housing affords UAF students the option to live on campus with whomever they choose, regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
Available for undergraduate and graduate residents in Bartlett Hall, Cutler Student Apartments, Garden Apartments, Moore Hall, and Wickersham Hall. This option meets the needs of all of our continuing residents, inclusive of all sexes, genders, gender identities and expressions. It means that for continuing residents, women, men, and people of all gender identities and expressions can live together. In meeting the needs of the incoming student, Residence Life will recognize and respect the gender identity the student has established with housing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Residence Life launched a project group during Fall 2014 composed of interested staff members to investigated the concept of Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH). GIH was established Fall 2015 and after consultation with GIH residents, along with continued demand, has been renewed and expanded.
Currently, at least 148 public and private schools in the United States have GIH or a policy that supports this option. Research conducted with similar public institutions with Gender Inclusive Housing options indicated limited concerns regarding GIH implementation. The most common concern has come from parents asking whether students would be placed in the community without requesting it. No increase in undesirable behavior (by students within or outside the community) was reported by any school with whom we communicated.
No, the cost will be based on hall and room type, not on community participation. See a current example of hall rates.
Students will provide information on the supplemental application regarding roommate and suitemate preferences. No identifying characteristics (e.g., sexual orientation) are required to be shared. Students are given the option to share or be matched based on criteria with which they feel most comfortable in disclosing.