How to apply

Student feeding fish.Student feeding fish in his room.Student feeding fish in his room.


1) UA username and  password

In order to complete a housing application, you must be admitted to the university and have set up your UA username and password and have access to UAOnline.

Contact UA OIT for assistance with your UA username.

2) Review halls, room types and rates

First-year students under the age of 21 have the option of living in Mcintosh, Stevens or Nerland.

First-year students over the age of 21 have the option of living in Bartlet Hall, Cutler Apartments or Wickersham Hall.

Students who are married,  26 or older and/or have minor dependents qualify for Employee, Family, and Graduate Housing

Note: Building preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. A $25 programming fee will be applied to your account once per Fall and Spring term.

3) Complete Two-Step Housing Application

Log into your Housing Portal, click on Applications and Forms > Complete the Housing Eligibility Form.
You will receive an email outlining what housing areas you qualify for.
Go back to your Housing Portal, click on Applications and Forms > Complete your Housing Application(s)

4) Complete Yada Assessment

Once your application is completed, follow the instructions to complete your Yada assessment! Use your Yada Assessment to learn more about yourself, find roommates, and build community! 

5) Pick a roommate

After you submit a housing application, you will be able to match yourself to a preferred roommate.

Log into your Housing Portal , click on Room Selection > Roommate/Suitemate and request your intended roommate (they will be sent an email that they have been requested as a roommate). Your intended roommate will confirm your request - you are now matched!

  • Incoming first year students can only be matched with incoming first year students.
  • Only matched requests will be considered.
  • Roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to room availability.
  • DO NOT wait for friends to apply together. Submit your application as soon as you are admitted to the university.

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

6) Deposit and Application fee

Have your credit card ready to pay the application fee ($40.00, non-refundable). As of Fall 2022, First-Year students no longer need to pay the housing application fee.

If you are 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. 

Residents can explore Housing Rates and options to find what residence hall fits their needs.

For semester room charges, including check-out changes, residents can pay in person,  online through UAOnline account, wire transfer or their Alaska 529 Plan. For more information, visit the Bursar's Office in the first floor or Signers' Hall.

Moore Hall classroom.