About Residence Life
The Department of Residence Life provides a living and learning environment through programs, services and opportunities which contribute to the personal and academic success of students living in the UAA residential communities.
In partnership with students, faculty, and the staff of other campus offices, we create a living/learning community environment that promotes respect for a diverse population, which is comfortable and safe, and supports the cultural, social, intellectual, physical and emotional development of UAA students. We provide active opportunities for residents to become empowered as community members and as evolving individuals who contribute to their own positive living/learning experience.
The Department of Residence Life (DRL) is comprised of student and professional staff dedicated to supporting student success, enriching the campus community, and providing fun and safe activities for students. DRL employs 8 professional staff members and coordinates with a Student Success Counselor available through the Dean of Students office.
4 Live-in Professionals
Each hall or complex area has a live-in professional staff member. These staff members have graduate-level degrees and specialize in leading and shaping a community that provides students a living / learning experience which supports their academic success.
35 Resident Advisors
These student leaders organize activities, provide student support, develop a sense of community and assist in creating a safe and educational living / learning environment.
16 Peer Mentors
These student staff members provide personal and academic support to students through study groups, social programs and outreach activities.
Desk AssistantsEach hall has a front desk managed by a student desk assistant. Desk assistants help to increase building security, refer students to campus resources, and check out equipment and supplies to residents.