University of Alaska Anchorage
Update on Applications and Availability for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, on-campus housing at UAA will operate at a reduced capacity and with limited services in fall 2020 and spring 2021. Only applicants meeting certain exception criteria such as in-person classes, inadequate internet access at home, or other collegiate obligations to be physically on campus will be approved to live in campus housing. Students meeting one of the above criteria who are interested in living on campus can complete a form found on their Housing Page on UAOnline to request consideration for campus housing. Once you've completed the appropriate form, On-Campus Living staff will follow up with you on next steps.
- Students interested in housing during the fall 2020 semester should complete the Request to be Added to the On-Campus Living Fall 2020 Waitlist.
- Students interested in housing during the spring 2021 semester should complete the Interest Form for Spring 2021 Housing.
The Centers for Disease Control has indicated that high-density congregate housing is risky due to the infectious nature of COVID-19. Special policies and procedures related to COVID-19 have been instituted on campus, including single occupancy in all suites and apartments to promote social distancing. For this reason, availability in campus housing is limited. Students who don't fall into the exception criteria to live on campus should plan to participate in online courses at home if possible or pursue other off campus housing arrangements in non-congregate environments.
We understand the burden this places on students and their families and are looking forward to a time in the future where we can again accommodate more students with the high quality and engaging residential experience we are known for. If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact On-Campus Living at 907-751-7202 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore Options for Living on Campus
When you live on campus, your classes, the library, and campus activities are just a short walk, bike ride or shuttle ride away. With on-campus housing you also have the added conveniences of on-site laundry facilities, cafeteria, and convenience store located right within your housing complex.
Consider the hidden costs of living off-campus: large security deposits, cable hook-ups, heating and electricity bills, groceries, trash removal fees, gas and transportation costs, etc. Now consider living on campus: with only a $300 deposit, and your cable, internet, heating, electricity, trash removal, and basic maintenance all included in one predictable semester charge. Plus with the addition of a meal plan, you won't have to spend your time grocery shopping or cooking!
Get Involved with On-Campus Living
Numerous campus activities for on-campus residents as well as easy access to UAA events make On-Campus Living the heart of the engaged student community. Find out how to engage with campus activities, explore job opportunities for on campus residents, and even consider joining the student governing body for On-Campus Living: Residence Hall Association.
All on-campus housing facilities are staffed with professional and student personnel who provide guidance, support, and academic and social programming to help you achieve success as a student at UAA and in the future. Additionally, dedicated learning and lifestyle communities are available to help residents connect with peers of similar goals, interest, and backgrounds.
Find Out More
To find out about activities going on in the residential community, visit the On-Campus Living Facebook page.