Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons

Gorsuch Commons is the heart of the UAA residential complex, serving as a social gathering and information center. Within the Commons, facilities include:

  • Creekside Eatery – the residential dining facility
  • The Bear Necessities convenience store
  • The University Housing Information Desk
  • Computer lab
  • Two conference rooms
  • The residence hall mailroom
Other amenities include a fireside gathering area and a recreation area with a large-screen television, games and a pool table. Paraprofessional (student) staff members are available to assist residents at the Commons front desk on a daily basis.

Meal Plans

All students living in the residence halls are required to have a meal plan. Apartment residents are not required to purchase a meal plan; however participating in one of these plans can be more convenient than grocery shopping and kitchen clean up!


There are multiple parking lots throughout the Housing community. Residence Hall and Apartment residents that plan to park a vehicle in the Housing area parking lots are required to purchase and display a yellow, platinum, or red parking permit, which may be obtained online at uaa.thepermitstore.com as well as a "Housing Resident Sticker." 

The Housing Resident Sticker is free and can be requested at the Housing Information Desk, located in Gorsuch Commons.

Visitors and guests must park in designated visitor parking, and will need to purchase and display a valid Pay 'n Park receipt on the driver's side dashboard. 

If you have any questions about parking on campus, please contact Parking Services at (907) 786-1119.