How to Apply for Housing


Update on Fall 2020 Applications and Availability

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. 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. Due to the reduced capacity and the number of applications already received, On-Campus Living will stop accepting new fall 2020 housing applications June 19, 2020. After June 19, interested students can complete a form found on their Housing Page on UAOnline to request that they be added to a wait list in the event that the current pandemic subsides and housing is able to open up more fully. See the information below about how to access your Housing Page and complete an application or form.

The Centers for Disease Control has indicated that high-density congregate housing is risky due to the infectious nature of COVID-19. We have seen recent outbreaks in other high-density housing facilities in Anchorage. At this time, we recommend students 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 students with the high quality and engaging residential experience we are known for.

Residential Campus Summer Closure

Due to coronavirus containment, UAA is not currently accepting student housing applications for the summer. 


Who Can Live on Campus?

UAA’s on-campus housing is home to approx. 700 residential students. To be eligible to live on-campus during the fall and/or spring semesters, you 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 interested in joining the On-Campus Living Community should complete 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
  • If you are completing an "Interest in Living on Campus" form for fall 2020, you will not need to pay the application fee or deposit. You'll be added to a waitlist for fall and if space becomes available, we will contact you about next steps. 

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.

There is no deadline to apply for housing and eligible students can apply any time during a semester. Space is assigned on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so it is best to submit your application as early as possible.

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.

Next Steps

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you'll receive a confirmation email from the Housing Office outlining the next steps. All correspondence will be sent to your preferred email as set in UAOnline.

Students who would like to live with a specific person will be able to request and connect with roommates through their UAA Housing Self Service page on UAOnline. In order to be eligible to make roommate requests, students must first have applied for student housing and received a confirmation that their application has been processed.

Roommate request periods are open during specific times for upcoming semesters, and students who have applied for housing will receive additional information via email about the dates they are eligible to request roommates.

Please note that since room assignments for new students entering in the spring semester are dependent on spaces made available by mid-year cancellations, roommate requests for spring can only be accommodated if space allows. Students who would like to make a roommate request for the spring semester should email the UAA Housing Office (online roommate requests are not available for the spring semester).

Meal Plan selection will be available on UAOnline once room assignments for the upcoming semester are finalized. Students will receive information via email when they are eligible to select a plan.

  Review Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to provide documentation of immunizations to the Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC). Be sure to submit your immunization records prior to check-in day.

Required Immunizations

Review the steps to get ready for check-in day, including what to bring or not to bring, shipping things to your new home, purchasing a parking pass, etc.

Pre-Move-in Guide