Campus Safety

Protecting You and Your Property

Concerns about personal safety and the security of property are shared by all segments of the University community.  The security of your community depends upon residents working together with the Department of Residence Life (DRL), University Housing, Dining & Conference Services (UHDCS), and University Police Department (UPD) to promote a safety conscious community.

UAA's annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University,; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other related matters. You can access this report online at or by contacting the Dean of Students Office, Student Union room 2104, at 907.786.1214.

Staff Assistance

For your safety, Resident Advisers, employed by DRL, are on duty from 5:00 pm to 8:00am weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and University holidays.  The RA on Duty for your community may be reached by dialing the number listed below:

RA Duty Numbers:

  • Main Apartment Complex (MAC):  529.9176
  • North Hall:  529.9177
  • East Hall & Templewood: 529.9178
  • West Hall: 529.9179
  • University Police: 786.1120

Twenty-four hour police service is provided on campus by UPD. Uniformed officers, commissioned by the State of Alaska, routinely patrol campus buildings, parking lots and the on-campus living community. To contact University Police, dial 911 for emergencies, and 786-1120 for non-emergencies.

Community Policing

In partnership with UPD, DRL and UHDCS welcome Community Policing to your community.  The halls and apartments are the neighborhood of the campus and Police Officers walk a neighborhood beat to solve problems and deter crime. The goal is not to increase the number of arrests but to focus on working with students as partners to prevent a crisis or crime before it happens.  Community Policing efforts such as the neighborhood watch programs and residential community safety audits encourage residents to promote proactive problem solving, develop community partnerships and take greater ownership and responsibility for their personal safety.

Keys and Keycards

After you check into your room or apartment you will be issued a keycard. This keycard must remain in your possession and not be given to any friend, guest, or roommate. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow residents.  Lock your bedroom door when you leave, and keep your apartment or suite door locked at all times, even when you or your roommates are at home. The security of your apartment or suite depends on you and your fellow residents.Report lost keys or keycards immediately to the UHDSC office at 751.7202. Lost keycards will be replaced at a charge of $25.00 each. Broken keycards will be replaced via a work order at no charge only when an identifiable piece of the original card is turned in to the Housing office.

Building Security

University keycards and garage door openers assigned to you should be kept with you at all times and never with a friend, in your mailbox, or otherwise out of your possession.  Please only enter by those doors which can be opened by your keycard. Be sure any door you enter, exit, or pass by is closed, latched and locked behind you. Never allow an individual access who is not your guest.

Access to residential community living spaces is restricted to residents of a specific residence hall or apartment and their escorted guests.  To ensure the safety and privacy of the residential community, UAA Residence Halls (North, East, West) require a 100% ID check for residents and their guests during hall front desk hours in which residents will be required to show their UAA Wolfcard to the frond desk attendant. All guests must present a valid form of identification (government issued) listing their date of birth, a photo ID, and card identification number. Guests must be escorted by a resident all times. Do not let someone in the building who is not your guest. Even though you may not think it is a big deal, unescorted guests compromise your own safety and the safety of every other resident in the building. Suspicious persons and individuals who cannot explain their presence should be asked to leave and immediately reported to University Police at 786-1120 or a Residence Life staff member on duty.


DRL and UHDCS staff are trained to respond to emergency situations and activate local emergency response systems. For any emergency, contact the Resident Advisor (RA) on Duty immediately.  If you need police or fire department assistance, call 911.

For your safety, emergency call boxes are located on the walking trail leading to Providence Drive and on the trail leading from West Hall to the Main Apartment Complex.  In an emergency, simply pick up the receiver for a direct connection to the University Police Dispatcher.


Fire Prevention

As a means of fire prevention, the possession of incense, halogen lamps, candles, candle warmers, hot plates, exposed heating elements, oil lamps, fireworks or open flames are prohibited in student rooms and common areas.  The use of candles for birthdays or religious purposes is permitted if monitored at all times.  If you smoke, do so only outside in the designated smoking areas in accordance with UAA's smoking policy.  Use outside ashtrays and be sure ashes, matches, and cigarette ends are cold before you dispose of them in a trash receptacle. Portable appliances with open coil burners, containers of flammable fuels such as gasoline, kerosene or propane, and gasoline powered engines, are also prohibited in student rooms and common areas. Gas grills or charcoal grills must be used a minimum of 15 ft. from all UAA buildings and cannot be stored withing 15ft. of buildings until they are completely cooled and cleaned. Please refer to the Room Modification and Storage section of the Guide to Living On Campus for a list of approved appliances. 


Resources/Additional Information

  • Department of Residence Life: 907.751.7444 (TTY)
  • Disability Support Services: 907.751.4530 or 907.751.4536 (TTY)
  • University Housing, Dining & Conference Services (UHDSC):  907.751.7200

Learn more by reading the Guide to Living on Campus.