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Location and Transportation

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. Transportation options in Anchorage are varied; at Ted Stevens International Airport there are pick up options for Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, and Thrifty car rental services. If you are staying at the SpringHill Suites, there is an airport shuttle by request, so be sure to call if you plan to utilize that. There are also ride share companies such as Lyft and Uber, Alaska Yellow Dispatch, Checker Cabs, and the Anchorage People Mover our local bus system. It is recommended that if you plan on staying far from campus that you utilize a car rental or a ride share as Anchorage is not easily walkable in March. 

Moose cow and calf crossing in front of the Administration Building on UAA Campus

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 Weather

Anchorage weather for mid-March is typically chilly, anywhere between 15 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or -9 and 4.5 Celsius. With the last few years trending warmer, it is valuable to pack a raincoat and a warm jacket or bring an umbrella. 

Anchorage skyline in March