Residence Life at UAF
All students living on-campus are required to read and sign the Nanooks Care Compact 48 hours prior to arrival. Students can read and sign the compact in their MyHousing Portal under the "Applications and Forms" tab.COVID-19 Testing requirments:
- Students arriving from out of state or in-state, who haven't lived within university housing in Spring 2021 should arrange for a molecular-based test within 72 hours prior to traveling or departing for UAF.
- Arriving/new summer residential students should upload their negative test reports to the Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) patient portal.
- To prevent delays in receiving test results, traveling students should arrange to take their test as close to, but not more than 72 hours prior to traveling. If you're not able to do this, you can alternatively test upon arrival within 24 hours of checking into your residential unit.
- Five days after arrival, a second test will be provided by the Student Health and Counseling Center. We encourage you to reach out to them as soon as you're able to schedule your appointment.
- We advise residents to strict social distance until their first negative test report is received. Please note social distancing during the waiting period is not required for fully vaccinated students.
- Visit Break Housing for details about single-student housing during Summer 2021.
- Visit Guest Housing for details about short-term housing for UAF-affiliated groups and programs.
- Visit the UAF coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to FAQs, communications, resources and policy guidance.
- Follow us on Facebook for more important updates!
Live the ultimate arctic adventure with all the comforts of home. We provide affordable, convenient student housing options designed to fit every need, including on-campus housing in dorms, apartments, duplexes and more.
Explore On Campus Student Housing Options
From traditional college dorms to suites, apartments and duplexes with garages, we offer housing for students in many shapes and sizes. What they all have common is a shared community and a sense of connection you can only experience by living on campus.
View rates for student housing at UAF
Charges for college dorms and campus housing include all utilities, free laundry and high speed internet. All housing for students is fully furnished and offers kitchen access as well as access to hiking and ski trails.
Apply for student housing
Start your adventure today. Living on campus will enrich your educational experience and give you opportunities to make lifelong connections. Here are step-by-step instructions for incoming students to apply for student housing online.
Employee, family and graduate housing
In addition to providing housing for students, we also provide campus housing for faculty and staff. Housing options include efficiency apartments, 1-2-3 bedroom apartments, 1-2-3 bedroom triplexes, and 2-3 bedroom duplexes.
Why Live on Campus?
For many students, living on campus is a highlight of their college experience. According to the American Council on Education, students who live on campus are also more likely to graduate.
Our campus housing is affordable and convenient. It’s a great way to make new friends and participate in the university community. 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
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.Learn more about Living Learning Communities at UAF
EDGE First-Year Experience program
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.Learn more about the First-Year Experience program
Find winter and summer break housing
Looking to stay on campus through winter or summer break? Applications for winter break housing can be found at UAOnline. Learn more about room rates and how to apply.
Change your dorm room
If you want to change your college dorm room, or swap your room with another resident, we have an easy process to help. Find more about how to change your college dorm room.