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Prepare to Select your 2016-2017 Room! Whether you want to return to your hall or select a new one, there are some things you can do to get prepared and make the process smooth and quick.

Consider the housing options you are eligible for, and visit the halls you are interested in during the Open Houses on Thursday, March 31. Tours at 9:00PM and 9:15PM. (Summer 2016 enrolled credits will not count toward room selection).

Please make sure your email and telephone number is current on your UAOnline and your voicemail is set up. This is how we will contact you to secure your room.

Clear any debts you may have with the University. Check your UAOnline account to see if you owe any money. You will not be able to select a room if you have any outstanding past-due debt owed to the University.

Determine your current class standing. Your standing is determined by the number of credits you have COMPLETED to date (This includes Fall 2015 credits, but not Spring 2016 credits). Check UAOnline if you are unsure how many course credits you have completed.

Current residents do not need to make a payment to select a room. Your deposit currently on file guarantees your space in housing. All fees for room and board are due with your Fall 2016 fees by Monday, September 12, 2016.

Rooms for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 will be available during online room selection through UAOnline. The dates you begin room selection depend on your chosen lottery. NOTE: You must apply by March 31, 2016 to be eligible for housing lotteries.
 STEP 1 To access the on-line housing and dining agreement, log on through your UAOnline account and select the following menu headers:
① Student Services & Account Information 
② Campus Housing & Dining 
③ UAF Housing & Dining 
 STEP 2 You will then see the Application Section. Select from the drop down menu UAF Current Resident Hall & Dining Application Fall 2016 - Spring 2017.

Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the agreement. Please note: by accepting the terms and conditions you are agreeing to a contract that is binding for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. 
STEP 4 After selecting 'I Agree' you are now directed to the Personal Preference page. These questions are required. 
STEP 5 Next you should see a Thank You page. An auto-generated email has been sent to your preferred email address confirming your Housing and Dining agreement. A copy of the agreement is also attached. Please keep the agreement for your records.
If you do not receive an email confirming your Housing & Dining agreement or receive a copy of the agreement please email uaf-housing@alaska.edu In the RE: section please type in No Room Selection Email. In the body of the email please include your first and last name, your preferred email address, UAF ID number and that you did not receive the auto generated email or the housing and dining contract agreement. 
 STEP 6 You’ve completed the Housing & Dining Application process!

Space is limited. The Buy-Out Lottery will begin at 10AM Monday, April 4, and end at 10PM (Noon) that same Monday.

Do you want a room all to yourself next year? The Buy-Out Lottery option will allow you to have a double shared room all to yourself. Please be aware this commitment comes with an additional cost each semester. 

When filling out your application select ‘Yes’ on the Buyout question. The first people to fill this out on their application (that we are able to accommodate) will be able to participate in this lottery beginning on April 4, 2016 at 10AM and ending at 10PM.

Deposit Refund and Contract Cancellation Process 
Returning or transfer students who decide not to attend UAF must cancel their housing no later than July 31, 2016 at 5 PM. 

If you cancel on August 1, 2016 or after, you will be penalized according to the terms of your housing agreement and forfeit your deposit. If you do not select a room for Fall 2016 by hall closing at 12PM (Noon) on Monday, May 9, 2016, you will not have a room for Fall 2016. You will have to apply via a paper application and will be assigned in July. If you want to cancel your housing fill out a housing cancellation form. Reminder: For housing cancellations to be considered official you must fill out a housing cancellation form. 

Your deposit will be returned to you minus any damage charges you may have or any fees you owe the University. If you change your mind and want to reapply you will have to fill out a paper application and repay the deposit and application fee.

Room Selection Road Show

These informational sessions are presented as an opportunity to meet with our staff to ask questions about Online Room Selection. If you cannot attend a road show the most important thing you can do to prepare for the Room Selection process is to review the information provided by the Department of Residence Life. 

We also recommend that you regularly review the information that is sent to your preferred email account. Messages from the Department of Residence Life will come from uaf-housing@alaska.eduHope you can attend!

Thursday, March 31 in the Wood Center from 1PM to 2PM 

Thursday, March 31 in the Hess Rec. Center from 6PM to 7PM

See halls first hand at the Residence Life Open Houses - Thursday, March 31. Tours at 9:00 and 9:15PM! Open halls include: Bartlett, Cutler Apartments, Lathrop, McIntosh, Nerland, Stevens, Wickersham, and the Sustainable Village.

Roommate Selection
TIP Make sure that you have spoken to your current roommate regarding your plans.

 STEP 1 Prior to going online determine who you want as your roommate(s). Only select the number of roommates for your room/suite type. For example, a double shared room would only accept one (1) roommate selection. You will need to provide the roommate’s full legal name. If your requested roommate has a common name (i.e. Jon Smith), it will be helpful to have the student’s UA ID / email address. Roommate requests must be mutual PRIOR to selecting a room to be successful in the roommate selection process. Reminder: Only students who have finalized their housing & dining contract can be considered for roommate selection.

 STEP 2 Go to UAOnline and either login with UA Password. Select the following menu headers:
① Student Services & Account Information 
② Campus Housing & Dining 
③ UAF Housing & Dining 
 STEP 3 Select the following menu headers from the pull down menu located on the left side of the screen: 
① Room Selection 
② Roommate/Suitemate 
③ From the Drop Down Menu Select Fall 2016 
④ Complete the Simple Roommate Search
 STEP 4 Select preferred roommate(s). Remember, each person has to agree before a MATCHED appears on the roommate screen. If you select a roommate and the screen says DOES NOT MATCH, remember, that person must go into MyHousing, and agree to be your roommate. Once you receive a MATCHED logo in the Roommate Selection screen you are now ready to select your room. 
FUN FACT: Typing in someone’s full name auto requests him or her.

Room Selection Lottery

 STEP 1 One day before the start of a lottery, look up your lottery time. After your lottery time has passed you can select a room.
 STEP 2 Go to UAOnline and either login with UA Password. Select the following menu headers:
① Student Services and Account Information
② Campus Housing and Dining
③ UAF Housing and Dining
 STEP 3 Select the following menu headers from the pull down menu:
① Room Selection
② Select a Room
 STEP 4 Click on Find Available Rooms
 STEP 5 Select a room from the list provided. Please note, single rooms will be noted in the room type. If you do not see any rooms in a hall qualify for, please contact Residence Life Central Office at 907-474-7247. 
 STEP 6 If you are matched with roommates, you can pull them into the room at this time. Simply select their name from the drop down. If you do not have a matched roommate, leave the second bed marked ‘Leave Empty’.
 STEP 7 Select ‘I Agree, Submit my Room Selection’. You will receive an email confirming your Fall 2016 room selection. 
 STEP 8 Congratulation! Your room selection process is complete!
Helpful Hints!
Room Selection Helpful Hint | Your room selection processes is based on your housing selection. The room selection process is set up in six distinctly different lotteries (processes). If you wish to return to your current room (in eligible halls/rooms only), you should participate in the Sourdough Lottery. If you did not get your first housing choice during Sourdough Lottery then you should select during the Stake Your Claim lottery (same hall/different room). If you want to buy-out your room (and we have buy-outs available) you will be placed in the Buy-Out Lottery (only applies if you answered ‘Yes’ to buy-out question on your Housing and Dining Application). 
Room Selection Helpful Hint | Different halls have different requirements or restrictions. Some halls have restrictions/requirements such as required credit hours completed at the time of application submission and/or minimum GPA requirements. If you are ineligible for these areas that have restrictions/requirements you will not have access to select these housing options during Online Room Selection.

Roommate Selection Helpful Hint | Lock in your roommate before you select your room. Make any additions and changes to your roommate requests in advance of your room selection time. You can make additions and deletions during the scheduled time of your selection, but using this valuable time when you could be selecting your room could result in another individual selecting the room that you want.

Roommate Selection Helpful Hint | Only request as many roommates as you have occupancy. Only request those individuals you really want to live with. If you want to live in a double room, do not request more than one roommate. Online room selection will stop you in the selection process if your requested roommate(s) are greater than the room capacity or if they are not mutually requested.
If you are in a matched group (two (2) people for double-shared, three (3) or four (4) people for Cutler Apartments, Sustainable Village, and four (4) roommates in Wickersham Hall) and they are eligible to select at an earlier selection date and time, that student will be selecting for you. HOWEVER, it is still your responsibility to confirm that you were pulled into a room as expected. You should receive an email stating that you have selected a room. To confirm your housing assignment through self service go to the main menu page and you will see your room assignment for Fall 2016. 
Roommate Selection Helpful Hint | You can pull in roommates from off campus or new students. You may select a roommate who does not currently live on campus or is a new student. However, the potential roommate must complete and return a paper housing contract and have the housing deposit paid at least three (3) business days (M-F) prior to your selection date in order to be “pulled in” during the process. Remember that roommate requests must be mutual on each student’s self service page.
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