The educational experience at UAF will be one of the great adventures of a student's life. The Department of Residence Life can be a vital part of that adventure through programs that give a comfortable, energetic environment in which to live and learn. The community fosters close friendships and academic achievement, helps students develop individual leadership abilities and provides opportunities for personal growth.
Some of UAF’s residence halls have a wonderful view of the Alaska Range and Denali, the tallest peak in North America.
Residence Life offers living environments to meet every need. Options include coed buildings by floor or by room, small community atmospheres or larger halls, options for students to live in themed living-learning communities, apartment-style options, double, single and super-single rooms, gender-inclusive housing options and first-year experience halls. Residence hall students have the conveniences of home within walking distance to class. Benefits include:
- wireless high-speed internet connections
- laundry facilities
- gender-inclusive housing
- living-learning communities
- trained staff on call 24 hours
- more than 1,000 programs each year
- the ability to participate in residence hall associations or community councils
- shared community kitchen and lounge spaces
All UA students who are degree-seeking and enrolled in at least 9 credits (in-person, online or distance-education class) are eligible for campus housing, but students are not guaranteed housing until approved by the Department of Residence Life. Students must be current on required immunizations to live in campus housing.
Students must have access to UAOnline to apply for campus housing. All housing applications and forms can be found in the MyHousing Portal. We have a two-part housing application process. Please complete the Housing Eligibility Form first, then access to the housing application(s) that fits each individual's housing needs will be given. More information can be found here. Incoming non-first-year applicants must pay the $40 nonrefundable application fee with the signed housing application. Application fees are waived for first-year applicants. Upon acceptance, Residence Life will send a written confirmation and receipt to the student.
On-campus costs are comparable to off-campus living costs. When amenities such as in-room Wi-Fi connections, all utilities, transportation and laundry facilities are added in, the on-campus costs are even more favorable. Residential fees are due in full at fee payment along with all other fees. All students living in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan. Please see the Dining Services section for more information regarding meal plans.
Residence hall and meal plan fees are listed below. All room and meal plan costs are subject to change. Students whose housing applications have been accepted will be able to withdraw (minus the application fee) if rates increase after they apply. Contact Residence Life about residence hall fees. Questions about the meal plan should be directed to Dining Services at 907-474-6661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fairbanks Campus Single-Student Housing|
|Super-Single rooms 2||N/A|
|Cutler Apartment Complex||$3,060-$3,7233|
Extremely limited availability
Super-single = Double room occupied by one person. Super-singles are limited to specific facilities. (Not available for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024)
Includes winter break
All students will be charged a per-semester nonrefundable $25 programming fee. This fee supports the administration, events and activities scheduled in the campus communities throughout the program.
Consequences of Canceling a Housing Contract
After July 31, students who have submitted a housing application are expected to live on campus and pay appropriate housing fees for their reserved space. Students who do not occupy their reserved space by the first day of classes or who cancel their reserved space after July 31 will be charged a $150 cancellation fee. Dining plans also carry cancellation consequences. Direct questions about meal plans to Dining Services at 907-474-6661 or email@example.com.
On-campus housing applications are for the academic year. Students living on campus for the fall semester but not living on campus the following spring semester should follow the spring schedule to avoid the cancellation fee.
Room charges and refunds are processed according to the following schedule:
Housing Refund Schedules
|Cancellation Date||Refund||Cancellation Fee?|
|Before Aug. 1||100% refund||$0|
|Aug. 1-23||100% refund||$150|
|Aug. 24-Sept. 8||90% refund||$150|
|Sept. 9-22||75% refund||$150|
|Sept. 23-Oct. 6||50% refund||$150|
|Oct. 7-20||25% refund||$150|
|After Oct. 20||No refund||$150|
|Cancellation Date||Refund||Cancellation Fee?|
|Before Dec. 1||100% refund||No|
|Dec. 1-Jan. 11||100% refund||$150|
|Jan. 12-26||90% refund||$150|
|Jan. 27-Feb. 9||75% refund||$150|
|Feb. 10-23||50% refund||$150|
|Feb. 24-March 8||25% refund||$150|
|After March 8||No refund||$150|
Halls and Rooms
Every residence hall has common areas — including recreation lounges, study lounges, small kitchens and laundry facilities — to foster academic and personal growth. Recreational lounges typically have televisions, couches, tables, chairs, and pool tables or ping pong tables. Hall kitchens generally include a range/oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink, table and chairs. Kitchens are for preparing snacks and not designed to replace the university meal plan.
All student rooms have high-speed internet connections. Students must furnish their own twin-long linens, blankets, pillows and towels. Custodial service is provided for all common areas such as hallways, lounges and centrally located bathrooms.
First-year Live-on Requirement
(Due to the renovations of Moore and Bartlett Hall, the First-Year Live-on Requirement is suspended from Fall 2023 through Spring 2024.)
All incoming first-year undergraduate students are required to live on campus. The live-on requirement is a commitment between the undergraduate students and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to enhance students' experience and success. Living on campus for at least the first year is a significant advantage, students will be part of a community and make connections to other students, faculty and staff. Living on campus also connects students to services that support them as they transition to college life at UAF. First-year undergraduate students enrolled in 9 credits or more, are under the age of 21 and are not planning to live locally with parent(s)/legal guardian as specified below, are required to live in a UAF residence hall for one academic year (fall/spring, excluding summer and winter breaks). UAF students receiving a scholarship specifically for living expenses are required to live on campus as specified in the stipulations of the award or conditions of the program. Incoming spring transfer students who are still in their first matriculated year are required to live in a university residence hall and carry a traditional meal plan for the spring semester. All undergraduate international students in their first year of study in the United States are required to live on campus their first year. Requests for permission to reside off-campus for other reasons are considered on their own merit, taking into account individual circumstances.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks recognizes that exceptions to the live-on requirement may be appropriate in certain circumstances. Students can request an exception to the live-on requirement by completing an Exception to Housing Agreement Form via their MyHousing Portal. Those seeking an exemption must meet one or more of the following criteria, subject to validation. Other exceptions not listed below will also be considered on a case-by-case basis:
Student is married, in a registered domestic partnership or civil union.
Student is a parent with custody of a child or children or caring for a dependent who is living with them.
Student is living with immediate family or legal guardian. Parent(s), sibling(s) or grandparent(s) are the only individuals that qualify as immediate family. Immediate family or legal guardian must also live within a 40-mile radius of campus.
Credits are 100% eCampus.
More information about the first-year live-on requirement, including frequently asked questions, can be found here.
The Education, Development, Growth and Experience program provides support and resources to help traditional first-time students achieve academic success. The EDGE program is for all first-time students under 21 years of age who live on campus. Alcohol is prohibited in EDGE halls. Participants receive instruction in academic success skills, campus resources and other topics that foster success.
Living-Learning Communities (LLC)
We have multiple LLCs on campus:
Honors LLC — UAF's Honors College and Residence Life collaborate to provide opportunities for students to pursue excellence in their academic and personal development. In addition, Residence Life supports the Honors College efforts to foster critical and independent thinking and help students become informed, responsible and active citizens. This LLC is located in the EDGE Halls and is available for first-year students. Residents must be a part of the UAF Honors College to participate in the Honors LLC.
Outdoor Adventures LLC — The Outdoor Adventures Living-Learning Community serves to provide students with an opportunity to explore the great outdoors that is Alaska! With support from Outdoor Adventures, students can expect to have exposure to programs ranging from hiking to ice climbing. Students will also have access to special pricing and trip opportunities. This LLC is located in the EDGE Halls and is available for first-year students. All interested in exploring personal growth and a personal spirit of adventure are encouraged to participate!
Stonewall LLC — The Stonewall Living-Learning Community is a safe and inclusive community for students. Through collaboration with various UAF campus partners and the Fairbanks community, UAF's LGBTQ+ student population is supported through connection, education and advocacy. The Stonewall LLC is located in the EDGE Halls and is available for first-year students.
Gender Inclusive Housing
Gender Inclusive housing is available in all of our Residence Halls, including within our LLCs. Gender Inclusive housing is for anyone who would like to live with someone of the opposite gender or gender identity. Gender-inclusive housing is not specific to a floor or hall and is assigned based on student preference. Gender-inclusive housing may or may not have gender-neutral bathrooms; however, in the instance there are gender-specific bathrooms, residents may use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity.
Students selecting gender-inclusive housing with no preferred roommate (or whose roommate moves out mid-term) must be open to living with any gender students. This can include cisgender female, cisgender male, transgender female, transgender male, nonbinary, agender and genderqueer students.
Undergraduate Student Apartments
Currently, Cutler Apartments is the only apartment-style facility open to traditional undergraduate students. Each apartment has a kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom, and houses up to four students. Each apartment also has a small patio or deck, and most have shared storage space. There are two laundry facilities in the complex that are open 24 hours a day. Cutler Apartments are available to undergraduate and graduate students in single-student housing.
Room Use During Vacation Periods
All halls are open during Thanksgiving and spring break, but most are closed during the winter break, with the exception of Cutler Apartments. All students living on campus in the fall and spring are eligible to remain on campus over the winter break provided they apply to do so and pay the winter break fee. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The winter break fee for Cutler Apartments is included in the fall semester rates. Food service may not be available during the winter and spring breaks. Summer housing is also available; assignments are made through Residence Life.
Employee, Family and Graduate Housing
UAF offers a variety of on-campus housing for student families. The university owns and maintains 180 furnished apartments on campus, ranging from one- to three-bedroom units. They are affordable, comfortable and conveniently located near the center of campus.
Employees, graduate students, and students with dependents or students who are over the age of 26 are eligible for employee, family and graduate housing options at UAF. The main agreement holder must be degree-seeking and registered for a minimum of 9 credits (in-person, online or distance education class) or be a benefited employee to live in campus housing.
Students must have access to UAOnline to apply for campus housing. All housing applications and forms can be found in the MyHousing Portal. We have a two-part housing application process. Please complete the Housing Eligibility Form first, then access will be given to the housing application(s) that fits the student's housing needs. More information can be found here. Further information will be received within one week of the housing application submission. For many of Residence Life's employee, family and graduate housing units, a waitlist is maintained according to the order the application was received. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of accommodations, but it gives Residence Life the information it requires to meet the applicant’s needs. All apartment preferences are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a unit has been designated, a $40 nonrefundable application fee will be requested.
Specific employee, family and graduate housing units allow pets. Residents of employee, family and graduate housing may keep one pet in their unit. Certain types of pets are permitted, including fish, small caged animals, dogs and cats. Residents are limited to types of pets depending on the unit. Detailed information about pet policies can be found on the Residence Life website. All pets must be registered with the Department of Residence Life. Applying to keep a pet does not guarantee approval.
Costs for individuals living on campus are comparable to the costs of living off-campus. On-campus apartment rental rates include all utilities.
Occupancy agreements are for either six or 12 months, but agreements may be terminated early for any reason as long as 30-day notice is provided. Those who terminate their agreement early and fail to provide a 30-day notice will be charged a $500 cancellation fee. All residents must provide a notice to vacate by submitting a Housing Cancellation Form via their MyHousing Portal. See the cancellation/termination section of the agreement for more detailed information.
Those with pets will be required to pay a pet deposit.
|FAIRBANKS CAMPUS EFG HOUSING|
|(per month; 6-month or yearlong contract required)*|
|Efficiency, double-shared, one- to three-bedroom apartments||$853-$1,794|
|One- to three-bedroom home with garage||$1,400-$1,898|
All EFG units will be charged a $25 programming fee with their January and September rent.
The Fairbanks campus maintains the following EFG complexes: Stuart Hall and Walsh Hall offer one-bedroom apartments (400 square feet); Hess Village offers one-bedroom (425 square feet), two-bedroom (720 square feet) and three-bedroom (900 square feet) apartments; Garden Apartments (695 square feet) is a six-plex offering shared two-bedroom apartments. Harwood Hall offers efficiencies (380 square feet) and one-bedroom apartments (470 square feet). Chandalar Drive holds one-bedroom (600 square feet), two-bedroom (1,408 square feet) and three-bedroom (1,450 square feet) homes with garages. Tanana Drive has two-bedroom (1,400 square feet) homes with garages. Children are not allowed in Stuart, Walsh or Harwood Hall. All complexes are equipped with laundry facilities.
Campus apartments are fully furnished and include high-speed Wi-Fi internet connections and laundry facilities. Limited unfurnished units are available.
Immunization Policy and Housing
The University of Alaska strictly enforces immunization and test requirements for students living in high-density housing. To live in Cutler, Garden, Bartlett, Moore, Skarland, McIntosh, Wickersham, Nerland or Stevens Hall, students are required to submit records showing that they have had the following:
- Two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunizations (or proof of immunity)
- Tetanus immunization within the last 10 years (this can be either tetanus/diphtheria [TD], or tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis [TDAP])
- Negative tuberculosis (TB) test (often called a PPD test) within the first year of living in housing. If the TB test was positive, negative confirmatory testing or negative chest x-ray report is required
- Meningococcal (MCV4) for residents under the age of 21, last administered after the age of 16.
If a student does not have access to these records, these immunizations and TB testing can be obtained at the Student Center for Health and Counseling or at a clinic or pharmacy in the community. If these are done in the community, please upload immunization records to the Patient Portal, bring the documents to the Student Health and Counseling Center or send them to:
UAF Student Health and Counseling Center
P.O. Box 755580
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Although the university urges all students to be immunized against communicable diseases, these requirements are specifically intended to help ensure the health of all resident students.
Mandatory Immunizations and Tests
Proof of required immunizations must be submitted by July 31 for fall and Nov. 30 for spring, or housing assignments will be canceled or applications will be held. The university may require additional or expanded immunization and testing if the university community’s health and safety warrants it.
The university may grant exemptions from immunization requirements based on medical or religious reasons. The chancellor may also grant exemptions to people who will occupy student residence facilities for less than a semester. Those exempted from immunization or testing for a disease may be removed from student residence facilities should an outbreak of that disease occur or threaten to occur. Residence Life cannot authorize exceptions to this policy.
Where To Get More Information
Department of Residence Life
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Main Floor, Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex
P.O. Box 756860
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6860