Prepare to Select your 2016-2017 Room! Whether you want to return to your hall or select a new one, there are some things you can do to get prepared and make the process smooth and quick.
Consider the housing options you are eligible for, and visit the halls you are interested in during the Open Houses on Thursday, March 31. Tours at 9:00PM and 9:15PM. (Summer 2016 enrolled credits will not count toward room selection).
Please make sure your email and telephone number is current on your UAOnline and your voicemail is set up. This is how we will contact you to secure your room.
Clear any debts you may have with the University. Check your UAOnline account to see if you owe any money. You will not be able to select a room if you have any outstanding past-due debt owed to the University.
Determine your current class standing. Your standing is determined by the number of credits you have COMPLETED to date (This includes Fall 2015 credits, but not Spring 2016 credits). Check UAOnline if you are unsure how many course credits you have completed.
Current residents do not need to make a payment to select a room. Your deposit currently on file guarantees your space in housing. All fees for room and board are due with your Fall 2016 fees by Monday, September 12, 2016.
STEP 3 Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the agreement. Please note: by accepting the terms and conditions you are agreeing to a contract that is binding for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
STEP 4 After selecting 'I Agree' you are now directed to the Personal Preference page. These questions are required.
Space is limited. The Buy-Out Lottery will begin at 10AM Monday, April 4, and end at 10PM (Noon) that same Monday.
Do you want a room all to yourself next year? The Buy-Out Lottery option will allow you to have a double shared room all to yourself. Please be aware this commitment comes with an additional cost each semester.
Deposit Refund and Contract Cancellation Process
Returning or transfer students who decide not to attend UAF must cancel their housing no later than July 31, 2016 at 5 PM.
If you cancel on August 1, 2016 or after, you will be penalized according to the terms of your housing agreement and forfeit your deposit. If you do not select a room for Fall 2016 by hall closing at 12PM (Noon) on Monday, May 9, 2016, you will not have a room for Fall 2016. You will have to apply via a paper application and will be assigned in July. If you want to cancel your housing fill out a housing cancellation form. Reminder: For housing cancellations to be considered official you must fill out a housing cancellation form.
Your deposit will be returned to you minus any damage charges you may have or any fees you owe the University. If you change your mind and want to reapply you will have to fill out a paper application and repay the deposit and application fee.
Room Selection Road Show
These informational sessions are presented as an opportunity to meet with our staff to ask questions about Online Room Selection. If you cannot attend a road show the most important thing you can do to prepare for the Room Selection process is to review the information provided by the Department of Residence Life.
We also recommend that you regularly review the information that is sent to your preferred email account. Messages from the Department of Residence Life will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you can attend!
Thursday, March 31 in the Wood Center from 1PM to 2PM
Thursday, March 31 in the Hess Rec. Center from 6PM to 7PM
See halls first hand at the Residence Life Open Houses - Thursday, March 31. Tours at 9:00 and 9:15PM! Open halls include: Bartlett, Cutler Apartments, Lathrop, McIntosh, Nerland, Stevens, Wickersham, and the Sustainable Village.
TIP Make sure that you have spoken to your current roommate regarding your plans.
STEP 1 Prior to going online determine who you want as your roommate(s). Only select the number of roommates for your room/suite type. For example, a double shared room would only accept one (1) roommate selection. You will need to provide the roommate’s full legal name. If your requested roommate has a common name (i.e. Jon Smith), it will be helpful to have the student’s UA ID / email address. Roommate requests must be mutual PRIOR to selecting a room to be successful in the roommate selection process. Reminder: Only students who have finalized their housing & dining contract can be considered for roommate selection.
FUN FACT: Typing in someone’s full name auto requests him or her.
Room Selection Lottery
Roommate Selection Helpful Hint | Lock in your roommate before you select your room. Make any additions and changes to your roommate requests in advance of your room selection time. You can make additions and deletions during the scheduled time of your selection, but using this valuable time when you could be selecting your room could result in another individual selecting the room that you want.