Residence Life also accommodates students with dependents, graduate students, or transitioning faculty and staff provided they are degree seeking and take a minimum of 9 credits starting Fall 2023. Employees wanting to live on campus must be within 6 months of their start date.
This place feels right...
Step onto campus and you can sense it — this place feels right. It’s the vibrant community you’ve been looking for.
Here you’ll make new connections and form lifelong friendships. This is a place that will stimulate your mind, touch your spirit and exceed your expectations. A place to explore, experience and engage life!
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a world-class institution that thrives on creative interaction between students, faculty, the local community, and the world. Our campus is alive with possibilities from our 24hr midnight summer sun to our signature -40 below winters. By living on campus you have friends next door, zero commute to class, and plenty of activities to join in — you are in the center of the action. Living on campus not only is convenient and affordable, it's a great way to find a home within the university community. When campus is at your doorstep, the only thing you need to do is step outside.
Moore will be closed for renovations starting Fall 2023.
The four-story building has capacity for over 100 students in single and double occupancy rooms.
Bartlett will be closed starting Fall 2023 for renovations.
McIntosh Hall generally houses males on floors 1 and 4, and females on floors 2 and 3; it can comfortably accommodate 100 students. Starting Fall 2024 it will be used as a first year hall.
Andrew Nerland Hall opened in 1953, and is located on lower campus, nestled between McIntosh and Stevens Hall. It will be used as a first year hall starting Fall 2024.
Stevens is identical to Nerland and McIntosh Halls. It will be used as a first year hall starting Fall 2024.
On the north side of campus, behind the Reichardt building, is the Cutler Student Apartment Complex. The two-bedroom apartments have a living room, full kitchen and bathroom allow upper-class students to make the transition from residence hall to apartment-style living.
Employee, Family, Graduate Housing
Harwood Hall has one-bedroom furnished apartments and efficiency furnished apartments.
Walsh Hall has 12 furnished apartments. It's for students with a partner but no children.
Chandalar has one, two, and three bedroom units. Some units have garages for an extra cost.
Stuart Hall offers one-bedroom furnished apartments for EFG qualified tenets without children.
Tanana Loop has several duplexes available, most 2-bedroom units, with one 1-bedroom unit.
Garden Apartments offers graduate students shared two-bedroom apartments with one roommate.
Hess Village offers one, two and three bedroom furnished apartments for families with/without
The terms "residence hall" and "dorm" are often used to mean the same thing, but UAF recognizes a significant difference between the two. The term dorm originates from the Latin word dormitus, meaning to sleep. An important objective of residence hall communities at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is to provide not just a place to sleep, but also a safe and productive environment to study and learn, and opportunities for social interaction. Residence Life staff through activities and programs held in every hall make important contributions to this objective.
You do not have to live on campus, but we highly recommend it. Living in the residence halls has many advantages over living off campus, such as convenience to classes and campus services, cost, and the benefit of living in a community of other college students.
You will find that living on campus is much more convenient than living off campus. Laundry and security are provided as part of your housing costs. You pay for your room for the entire semester, so you have less to worry about. Residence hall communities are a great advantage for students. Studies show that students who live on campus get better grades and are more likely to finish their degrees. This figure is due in no small part to the support system that other resident students will provide for you.
Complete the online application with the $40 nonrefundable fee. The earlier we receive your application, the better your chances of getting the space you want. We are usually able to add new students for spring semester.
Returning students go through a process called Room Selection in the spring, where they choose their room and roommates. Traditional first-time freshmen are obligated to participate in the EDGE program, but we will do everything we can to accommodate roommate requests. Please indicate your preferences on the housing application.
A limited number of single rooms are available on upper and lower campus. There are no single rooms available in the Cutler Apartment Complex. Occasionally residents of certain halls have the option of a Super Single, a double room with an occupancy of one, if available. Most first-year students share a double room. For more information, please contact our office for more information.
Yes! Each hall has professional and student staff assigned to it that assist with check in and check out, provide social and educational programs and activities, conduct conflict resolution, enforce policies, and help students in time of need. These staff members are specially trained to help residents cope with the challenges of being in college. Resident Assistants are students just like you who have lived in the halls for at least a year. They are chosen for these positions because they exhibit a genuine desire to help students achieve personal and educational success. RD's are professional live-in staff who supervise RA's and help provide counseling and guidance for resident students. We encourage all residents to get to know your hall staff!
All residence halls are open during Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks. There is no additional charge to stay in the buildings during these times. Most buildings are closed during Winter Break and Summer Break. Residents wishing to stay on campus will be consolidated into as few buildings as possible. If you wish to stay on campus during Winter Break or Summer Break, you must apply via your UAOnline account
Starting Fall 2024, students and staff need to take 9 credits to qualify for housing.