Summer and Winter Break Housing


Limited summer and winter break housing is available. Residents are usually housed in one residence hall and move into that hall for the break period. Residents must apply and be approved for summer and winter housing. Residents in Employee, Family and Graduate Housing (EFG) stay in their spaces as long as their agreement is in place and don't need to apply for additional housing. Residents in the Cutler Apartments who are residents for both the fall and spring semesters can stay in their apartments over winter break at no additional cost.

UAF students looking to study, work or play over summer break have the option to live on campus.

Summer housing will take place in Lathrop. Summer 2024 assignments will begin after April 8, 2024. Please apply by April 5 for a priority assignment. Singles and super-singles will not be available. Single housing accommodations must be received by April 5.

UAF student workers get a 10% discount on summer housing!

  • stay a minimum of 42 consecutive night.
  • be a current spring 2024 on-campus resident, be enrolled in fall 2024 classes or be taking at least one summer credit.
Housing Rates:
  • Full summer discounted rates:
    • Double: $2,786
  • Partial summer rates (42 night minimum)
    • Double: $1,484 ($34 per night)

Residents have the option to stay on campus over the winter break. Visit your MyHousing Portal to apply for winter break housing.

Depending on resident demand, not all halls may be open for winter break. A temporary space will be provided in another hall if your fall or spring hall isn't open for winter break. Winter break assignments will be released in early December.

Fall Cutler Apartment residents who are continuing to live in the apartments in the spring term, aren't charged for winter break.


You must be a fall and spring resident.

Housing Rates:

The winter break rate is based on your room type regardless of hall.

  • Full break
    • Double: $700
    • Single: $840
  • Half break
    • Double: $350
    • Single: $420
Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your winter break housing after the cancellation deadline, your room charges will be refunded, but you'll be charged a $150 cancellation fee. Winter break applications received after the application deadline are assessed a $50 late fee.

If you'd like to request to stay up to three nights after fall semester ends or before spring semester begins, complete an Exception to Housing Agreement form found in your MyHousing portal. Approved late stays or early arrivals are charged $28-$34 per night plus a flat $100 fee. Winter break stays that extend beyond three days must apply for winter break housing and will be assessed full or half winter break fees.

UAF residence halls and apartments are open during Thanksgiving and spring break. Many residents choose to travel during these times, but we welcome all to stay at no extra charge or requirements.


Things to keep in mind

All students residing on campus are expected to abide by the University of Alaska Fairbanks community guidelines, available in the Student Handbook.

During this low-occupancy period, the Department of Residence Life urges all students, as always, to be mindful of their environment and always lock their doors.

Some on-campus dining locations are open with limited hours.

Meal plans may be limited or not available. All dining locations accept cash and credit payment options.

Please direct all meal plan questions to Dining Services at 907-474-6661 or email

Many offices at UAF are closed or have limited hours during academic breaks.

The UAF Police Office and the University Fire Department always remain open. Call 907-474-7721 for immediate assistance.