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Our purpose for having Residence Halls is not simply to provide residents a place to sleep. We are striving to create an environment where emotional, social, cultural, academic and recreational growth and development may be enhanced. Through residence hall programs and activities, this student development concept can be realized.  At the same time, residents are provided with guidelines for living in this type of environment. A learning experience should take place, which will enable residents to develop a balanced and realistic approach to life after they leave the University. Every effort is made to ensure that residents may exercise their rights, provided they assume the corresponding responsibilities.

ResLife provides the best possible housing at a reasonable cost to residents, while at the same time providing more than just the basic physical needs of the apartments, houses, and residence hall rooms. Each area is a unique community staffed by well trained Resident Assistants and Resident Directors or Assistant Resident Directors. Housing is offered year round, although on a limited basis in designated areas during the Winter Break and Summer Season. 

Living On-Campus provide the opportunity to meet people and get involved in a close-knit community that combines all the comforts of home with all the excitement of the traditional college experience. Whether you prefer a private room with suite-style living or have interest in sharing a room, one of the various floor plans and price points available in our residence hall communities is sure to meet your needs.

Residence Hall Furniture and Equipment: All student rooms are fully furnished with beds, closets, dressers, desks, and chairs.  Rooms come with ethernet connections for internet access, phone service and basic cable service. Each floor has a bathroom or shower room that is shared by all floor residents.
Student Apartment Furniture and Equipment: Each student apartment is a fully furnished two bedroom unit. Furniture includes a couch, lounge chairs, a dinette set, beds, desks, chests of drawers and chairs. There is closet space in each bedroom. Each kitchen is equipped with an electric range and refrigerator. Each apartment has an associated storage unit for use during the academic year.

Residence Hall Kitchens: Kitchen areas are available in each residence hall for occasional preparing light meals and snacks. Students are responsible for providing utensils, food, dishes and cleaning supplies, though some halls may have some cooking supplies available for check-out from the hall office.

Laundry: Washers and dryers are provided at no additional cost and are available in laundry rooms in each building. Laundry facilities are for the use of residents only.

Lounges, Recreation, and TV Rooms: Each hall has a recreation and/or TV room and equipment available for the use of residents and their guests. This equipment may include pool tables, ping-pong tables, or foosball tables. Currently, each TV lounge is wired with cable television service.

The Hess Rec Center: Located in the MBS Complex, has recreation equipment, televisions, and computers for students to use during the evenings and weekends. Hess Rec also hosts many other activities and events.

Room Care and Modifications: Residents are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of their room/apartment and its furnishings. Each student is required to fill out and sign a room inventory upon moving in that records the condition of the room or apartment.

Weapons Storage: Weapons are absolutely prohibited from being kept in rooms and apartments, and must be stored in the weapons storage areas provided by the UAF Police Department. There are no exceptions to this policy. Items that are considered weapons include all guns, ammunition, martial arts weapons, bows, arrows, and knives larger than pocket knives.

Resident Hall Communities: Bartlett HallCutler Student ApartmentsLathrop HallMcIntosh HallMoore HallSkarland HallStevens Hall, Nerland HallWickersham Hall(Please note features can vary between Halls)


  • All utilities paid
  • Cable TV service in each room
  • Fully furnished (Extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk and wardrobe)
  • Individual lease
  • Private and double occupancy rooms
  • Wi-Fi connection and Ethernet connection for each resident


  • Barbecue & Picnic Areas
  • Billiard and Game Tables
  • Planned Social, Recreational and Educational Activities
  • TV Lounges

Safety and Services

  • Community Kitchen
  • Exterior Hall Door Card Access System
  • Electrical Head-Bolt Parking Lots
  • Vending Machines
  • Live-in staff - Professional and Student
  • Smoke-free Buildings
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Maintenance Services

Academic Resources

  • Computer Labs
  • In-hall Classrooms
  • Peer Mentors (Academic & Support)
  • Student Job Opportunities
  • Study Lounges
  • Academic Classroom - in Moore Hall


Meeting other students is one of the greatest assets of living in a residence hall. You can either select your own roommate or we will try to help you find one with a similar lifestyle and interests. If you select your own roommate, you both need to request the same hall and each other, and contract for the same type of room. University Housing does not guarantee a roommate in the matching process; however, we work hard to place students with their roommate preferences. For more information about policies and procedures of Residence Life, please see the Residence Hall Handbook (pdf).

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