How to Apply for Housing


Update on Applications and Availability for the Spring 2021 Semester

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, on-campus housing at UAA will operate at a reduced capacity and with limited services in 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 an "Interest in Spring Housing Form" found on their Housing Page on UAOnline to request consideration for campus housing. For information on how to access your Housing page on UAOnline, see the steps below. Once you've completed the form, On-Campus Living staff will follow up with you on next steps..

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.  

Summer and/or Fall 2021 Student Housing

At this time, no decision has been made by Residence Life and UAA leadership about the status of housing applications or restrictions that may be in place for campus housing this summer and fall. We expect that housing this summer may be limited and by exception only by the criteria listed above for this past fall and spring semesters. We are hopeful that by this fall, with the dissemination of COVID-19 vaccines, we can again accommodate more students with the high quality and engaging residential experience we are known for.

If you are interested in summer or fall student housing and would like to be notified once decisions have been made about the status of the residential community and availability of housing applications, please complete the form below:

Interest in Summer or Fall 2021 Student Housing

If you have not yet applied to UAA or received a student ID number, please visit the Admissions webpage for more information about how to apply.

If you are not a UAA student who will be registered in courses in the summer or fall and you are interested in information about guest housing at UAA, please visit the Guest Accommodations webpage.

This should match your preferred email address as given in UAOnline.

(xxx) xxx-xxxx

Residence Life will email you with information on next steps once decisions have been made on the application process for student housing on campus.


Requirements for Living on Campus

Students approved to live on campus during the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters must be enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) credits each semester in the fall and spring semesters for undergraduates and three (3) credits each semester for graduate students. As the Housing community is a scholastic environment, resident students are expected to make academic progress throughout the school year.

At this time, UAA does not have co-ed or family housing available.

How to Apply

Students approved to live on campus will be given access to an online Housing application available on their UAOnline student account.

Steps to apply:

  • Log in to UAOnline
  • Choose Student Services and Account Information
  • Choose Campus Housing, Dining and Post Office
  • Choose UAA Campus Housing and Dining
  • From your Housing Self-Service page, click on the Applications and Forms button and choose the application or form for the semester you plan to enter housing.
  • Once you pay the application fee and deposit, your application will be complete

Availability of housing applications on UAOnline:

  • Early applications for an upcoming academic year open in Late February/early March.
  • Late applications for an upcoming academic year are available after August 1st. 
  • Applications for spring semester open in October.
  • Applications for summer sessions open in March.


Application Fees and Deposit

All students must pay an application fee and refundable* deposit at the time they apply for housing.

Fee Amount
Refundable* Deposit $300
Application Fee for fall applications** submitted on or before August 1 $60
Late Application Fee for fall applications** submitted after August 1 $75
Application Fee for spring-only or summer-only housing $60

*Students must uphold the terms of the Housing Agreement in order for the deposit to be refunded.

** Application fees are non-refundable

Once a student has moved into campus housing, they will have the opportunity in the spring to renew their Housing Agreement for the following academic year during the annual Intentions Period. If students renew their agreements, they do not need to pay the application fee or deposit again and housing deposits will roll forward each academic year that the student resides on campus. If students do not renew their agreements during the Intentions Period, they'll need to reapply for campus housing and pay the application fee and deposit again.