The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is located in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska.
Out-of-state guests will fly into the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Local transportation includes Lyft, Uber, Alaska Yellow Dispatch, Checker Cabs, and the Anchorage People Mover (bus system).
Guest Parking on Campus
With the exception of weekends, holidays, and the interim periods between semesters or class sessions, all vehicles parked on the UAA campus must display a valid parking permit or Pay 'n Park receipt.
Your permit or Pay 'n Park receipt is good for any parking lot on campus with the exception of the Central Garage. The closest Pay 'n Park machine to the Residence Halls, Apartments, or Gorsuch Commons is located in the "Willow Lot," just off Elmore Road, south of the Commons.
Parking rates during the summer months are as follows:
- Day use —$2 per hour or $10 per 24-hour period, available through any Pay 'n Park machine.
Anchorage, Alaska is a subarctic climate with short, relatively cool summers. Average highs in June and July are 65 degrees to 70 degrees, while the lows are around 55 degrees in the evening. This is also the land of the midnight sun! In Anchorage, the sun will "go down" but it will not get dark in the late evening/early morning. People not from Alaska can find this a little disorienting if they are used to planning their day by the suns position!