Ivar Skarland Hall

Ivar Skarland Hall opened in 1964, and renovated in 2011 and 2019. Located in the MBS complex a prime location on Upper Campus, a short walk or shuttle ride to everything! Skarland is an EDGE (or first-year) hall and one of the two first year halls during the school year, the other being Moore Hall. The four-story building has capacity for over a 100 students in single and double occupancy rooms, with lounges on second, and fourth floor, a laundry room on the third, and a large study hall lounge on the ground floor.

Skarland is home to the Honors, Engineering, Outdoor Adventures, and Impact House Living Learning Communities.

Need help after hours? Call the Resident Assistant on duty 907-378-6055.



Our live-in professional and student staff are here to help our residents prosper in and out of the classroom.

Resident Directors (RD) have a background in student development. They are responsible for promoting a positive residential community, and facilitating large-and small-scale programs to help integrate residents into student life at UAF.

Resident Assistants (RA) have extensive training with student concerns and campus resources. They help organize social and educational programs throughout the year. They are trained in mediation and are available to help resolve any roommate conflicts within the community. 

Karen Doherty

Karen Doherty

Resident Director and Student Conduct Administrator

Office Hours:

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Passcode: 507499
Mondays:  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesdays: 1 p.m. - -3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursdays: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Resident Assistants
Floor 2 Meredith McMahon
Floor 3 Cameron Blood
Floor 4 Michael Montuya