Apply For Housing



How to Apply


Create a UA account

In order to complete a housing application, you must be admitted to UAF, have set up your UA username and password and have access to UAOnline. Contact UAF Nanook Technology Services for assistance with your UA username.



Explore Housing Options

Residence Life offers housing options for everyone! Review the halls too see which one is the right fit for you.

Note: Building preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. A $25 programming fee will be applied to your account once for each fall and spring semester.


Complete the Two-Step Housing Application

Step 1: Determine Housing Eligibility

First, fill out the Housing Eligibility form so Residence Life can determine which halls you qualify to live in. Log in to your MyHousing Portal, click on Applications and Forms > Complete the Housing Eligibility Form. After completing the Housing Eligibility form, you'll receive an email outlining which housing areas you qualify for.


Step 2: Apply for Housing

After receiving the list of your hall options, go back to your Housing Portal, click on Applications and Forms > Complete your MyHousing Application(s) and apply for the halls you're interested in.


Optional: Apply for Living Learning Communities

If you are interested in residing in one of our Living Learning Communities, after completing a housing application, go back to your Housing Portal and complete a LLC application. Our LLC's include communities based on your interests and lived experiences.



Deposit and Application Fee

A non-refundable $40 application fee is required to submit your application. The application fee is waived for first-year students.

If you're 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. 

For Employee, Family, and Graduate housing, the processing fee is due once a unit is identified for you and a conduct check is run. After clearing the check, an official housing offer will be sent.

For semester room charges, including check-out charges, residents can pay in person, on UAOnline, wire transfer or Alaska 529 Plan. For more information on payment options, visit the Office of the Bursar on the first floor of Signers' Hall.



Roommate Matching

Want to discover more about yourself and find a compatible roommate? Complete the Yada assessment in your MyHousing Portal. Yada will then suggest students that would be a good roommate match for you. Look at their profiles and strike up a conversation to see if you want to live together!

After submitting a housing application, you'll be able to match yourself to a preferred roommate.

Log into your MyHousing Portal, click on Room Selection > Roommate/Suitemate and request your intended roommate (they'll be sent an email that they've been requested as a roommate). Your intended roommate will confirm your request. You're now matched!

Note: Roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to room availability. Incoming first-year students can only be matched with incoming first-year students. Only matched requests will be considered. Don't wait for friends to apply together! Submit your application as soon as you're admitted to UAF.

Please contact the Residence Life Central Office for roommate requests or changes after you receive an assignment letter.




Things to keep in mind

Assignments are made based on the date the application is complete (earliest first). If you're matched with a roommate, assignments will be based on application complete date and hall preferences. If you and your matched roommate don't have the same hall preferences, the assignment coordinator will contact you to determine your preference.

Hall preferences are reviewed in the order listed on a student's application. Assignments are made based on room availability.

Assignment letters with check-in instructions are emailed to your preferred email address as designated on UAOnline. Housing assignments and roommate contact information can be found on your MyHousing portal.

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 hall opening. After hall opening, room change lotteries occur every two weeks.

Note: Be aware that while we do our best not to move residents after they're assigned a space, certain situations may result in your assignment changing. Rooms with vacancies may be consolidated to ensure housing space is used efficiently.

No matter where you are on campus, there's always a restaurant, coffee shop, snack bar or convenience store nearby. UAF Dining Services offers a variety of delicious food with the convenience of five locations campus-wide.

All undergraduate students residing in Residence Halls and Cutler Apartments are required to purchase a meal plan. Residents of Employee, Family and Graduate Housing (EFG) and graduate students may choose to opt in to any Residence Hall or Commuter meal plan.


If you'd like to cancel your housing application, please submit a Housing Cancellation form, found in your MyHousing Portal. 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 Office to update your application preference.

All communication from Residence Life is done through your preferred email account as designated on UAOnline. Make sure your mobile phone designated on UAOnline has voicemail set up to receive important messages. You may also receive text messages.

If you are a current Resident, your 2024 room selection information and dates can be found here.