Community Living Standards

The Community Living Standards are a set of policies all residents and their guests agree to abide by to help provide a safe and secure community. Violations of the Community Living Standards may result in appropriate disciplinary sanctions, including housing agreement cancellation and a restriction from being present on any University of Alaska residential campus, and are considered violations of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Student Code of Conduct

Residents may contact a Residence Life staff member for assistance addressing behaviors and/or conditions that negatively impact the comfort or safety of members of the community. Residents also have the option to submit an Information Report on the Dean of Students website. In the event residents are informed that they must remove an item from campus or come into compliance with a policy, Residence Life staff will return within the designated time frame to recheck the space, generally 24 hours later. 

Students are expected to be knowledgeable of all University policies and signed agreements, including, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, the UAA Student Handbook, the Community Living Standards, and the Housing and Dining Agreement. The development of a successful community requires that students follow community standards and policies and approach interactions with honesty and respect.

Confidentiality and Policy Enforcement

Residence Life staff members are obligated to address and report violations of policy according to established procedures. At its discretion, and with consistency as a top priority, Residence Life investigates reports and evidence of policy violations. Investigations may include interviewing residents, interviewing involved individuals, performing inspections, partnering with the University Police Department, reviewing residents’ card swipe history, etc. In most instances, inspections performed by Residence Life staff members are limited to visual inspections (i.e. what can be plainly seen inside a suite or apartment without opening drawers, cabinets, bags, boxes, etc.), unless the situation necessitates a more thorough approach. To the greatest extent possible, while still taking seriously our obligation to enforce policy, the privacy of our residents is respected. Residence Life staff members are trained and certified in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). 

All Residence Life staff members are designated as Responsible Employees, which means that they are obligated by law to report any information related to a Title IX incident to the Office of Equity & Compliance. Residents should be aware when confiding in members of the Residence Life staff on topics including harassment, stalking, discrimination, dating or domestic violence, or sexual misconduct that this information must often be reported outside of our office. To the greatest extent possible, Residence Life protects the identity and privacy of individuals involved in these types of incidents. The extent to which anonymity can be honored generally depends on the measures and resources in which the resident is interested (for example, Residence Life needs to know the name of a resident who wishes to change their room assignment). At a minimum, details of incidents, including the names of individuals involved, are required by law to be reported to the Title IX Coordinator.

Residence Life staff members are also designed as Campus Security Authorities (CSA) by the federal law known as the Clery Act. This designation requires Residence Life staff members to report information regarding certain crimes to the University Police Department (UPD) in order for UPD to determine if a timely warning should be sent to the community. More information regarding Campus Security Authorities can be found on the Dean of Students website. 

 

Special Policies and Procedures Related to COVID-19

The following policies are meant to either supplement or replace on a temporary basis the rules and regulations found in the Housing and Dining Agreement and the Community Living Standards listed below.  

The following language is supplemental to the Emergency Response policy in the Community Living Standards:

  • Residence Life reserves the right to notify the emergency contact of residents who test positive for COVID-19

The following language is considered to be part of the Community Living Standards until further notice:

  • Masks are required to be worn in all common areas on residential campus, including all spaces inside residence halls outside of individual bedrooms or bathrooms/stalls and in the Gorsuch Commons under the following circumstances:
    • While a student is moving into an isolation space, or transitioning off-campus after testing positive for COVID-19 or being symptomatic
    • Anytime a student interacts with another person while in isolation, or when transitioning to isolation housing
    • Anytime a UAA employee requests that a resident wears a mask while acting in their official capacity and the employee determines the interaction cannot be moved to a virtual platform

Exceptions to this policy must be granted in writing by Disability Support Services for students or by UA Human Resources for visitors/employees.

Residential Communities Policies

 

  • Facilities and Safety

    Bicycles

    Bicycles may be parked in the racks outside each apartment or residence hall, or stored inside residents' rooms or apartment/suite storage areas. For fire safety reasons, please do not park bicycles on sidewalks, in doorways or stairwells, hallways or at the entrances to buildings. Bicycles locked to or parked by any other structure, such as trees, signposts, building entrances, trash cans or lobbies, or left for longer than 30 days, may be removed from campus. Bicycles are prohibited inside the Gorsuch Commons.

    Business Ventures Policy

    Residents are prohibited from operating a private business or commercial enterprise from their University suite or apartment, which includes any of the following activities in relationship to the operation of a private business or commercial enterprise: 

    • Use of a University address 
    • Use of University property for meetings or hosting any other person 
    • Making associations with the University whether overtly or implied 

    These restrictions still apply even if the University or one of its affiliates is engaged in the business or commercial activity. 

    Residents are permitted to engaging in the following business-related activities, as long as the activities are legal and ethical: 

    • Purchasing and selling items online 
    • Perform remote work activities for which they may receive compensation

    Residence Life reserves the right to take the following actions if it is determined to be necessary (note: this list is not exhaustive): 

    • Direct residents to alter their activities to reduce any negative impact to the University
    • Require residents to cease all or part of their activities 

    Residence Life will attempt to identify the least restrictive means possible necessary to reduce the impact on the University and its resources when taking such actions.

    Cleanliness

    It is the responsibility of each resident to ensure the grounds and facilities on the residential campus are kept clean and reflect proper care and respect. Common areas within apartments/suites should be kept clean and prepared for a new resident to move-in at any time. Residents are responsible for preventing their bedrooms from becoming excessively unclean (i.e. poses a health and/or safety risk, facility damage, pest control issues, etc.). 

    In the event that a student's individual room or common space becomes excessively unclean, Residence Life reserves the right to coordinate the cleaning of the space. If these services are necessary, the student(s) will be charged for the cleaning and/or damages as appropriate, and may be addressed through the student conduct process. Failure to remove trash and/or recycling to designated trash containers may result in charges to the resident's student account following removal by staff.

    Constructing Structures

    Residents are prohibited from constructing structures on the residential campus. This includes, but is not limited to, the installation of hammocks, rock walls or snow forts.

    Damages and Vandalism

    The preservation of student housing public areas is the joint responsibility of all residents assigned to a specific area (hall, wing, floor, apartment, stairwell, etc.). Residents are responsible for damages. If individual responsibility cannot be determined, all residents of a specific room, suite/apartment, hall, wing or building may be held financially responsible. Financial responsibility extends to abandoned belongings, excessive cleaning and damages. Examples of damages or vandalism include, but are not limited to:

    • Actions that cause damage to University or personal property (or activities that foreseeably could have caused damage, disturbance or distress)
    • Public urination/defecation/vomiting
    • Tampering with door or window locks 
    • Tearing, burning or removal of posters, bulletin board displays or community decorations
    • Removal or destruction of peepholes
    • Water fights
    • Any other damage to University or personal property

    Students witnessing any act of damage or vandalism and/or who may know the identity of the responsible person(s) should notify a Residence Life staff member. Please see Room/Suite/Apartment Modification and Storage below for more details.

    Egress

    Hallways, windows, doorways and stairways must have a clear passage at all times, including clear passage to exits within residents’ bedrooms. Residence Life staff may remove any object obstructing egress and charge students for that removal.

    Elevators

    Tampering with or misuse of University elevators is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, overcrowding, overloading, jumping in, vandalizing, tampering, blocking or leaving unattended items and/or trash inside.

    Emergency Response

    In the event of an emergency, such as incapacitation, inability to independently care for self or transport to hospital, University personnel may notify a resident's emergency contact or other individuals as deemed necessary.

    Evacuation Procedures

    In the event of a fire alarm or fire drill, all residents must evacuate the building, completely and immediately. Residents must remain at least 50 feet away from the exterior of the building until the "all clear" signal has been given by the University Police Department, the Anchorage Fire Department or Residence Life professional staff members. Interference or non-compliance with emergency evacuation procedures is prohibited. Residents must exit the building within three (3) minutes of the alarm sounding. Do not use elevators. Emergency exits are to be used during emergency evacuations or fire drills only. Any misuse of emergency exits is prohibited. Please remember to dress quickly and appropriately for Alaska weather conditions.

    Fire Alarms--Resident Initiated

    Starting a fire, pulling a fire alarm without due cause, tampering with or disabling smoke detectors, falsely reporting a fire emergency to police, the fire department or University administrators, or the unauthorized use or damage done to any emergency or safety equipment, are all prohibited. Residents should never leave their cooking unattended. Should your actions set off the alarm, you may be responsible for all or part of a $500 charge to UAA for fire department response.

    Fire Prevention

    Residence Life takes fire prevention seriously. Please abide by the following:

    • Residents are not permitted to hang anything from the ceiling. Items must be stored a minimum of 18 inches from the ceiling.
    • Wall hangings and/or other items cannot block fire suppression equipment.
    • Tampering with pull stations, smoke or heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler heads or other life safety equipment is prohibited.
    • Items cannot be hung from sprinklers or pipes.
    • Residents must comply with all recall notices of products stored on the residential campus.
    • Posting flammable materials covering more than one third of the total surface of doors or walls is prohibited.
    • A maximum of three strands of decorative lights can be linked together per electrical outlet.
    • Any organic materials used for decorations (ex. pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns) must be disposed of within three days of a holiday or when the items show signs of decomposition.
    • Extension cords and surge protectors should be UL listed and free from punctures or exposed wires, with no more than one item per outlet.. The utilization of an extending device on a surge protector to create additional outlets is prohibited. Tethering extension cords and surge protectors together is prohibited.

    The following items and actions are prohibited on the residential campus (this is not an exhaustive list, and Residence Life reserves the right to evaluate individual items and determine their eligibility to be present on campus). Generally, the rule Residence Life follows is – if a piece of paper would catch fire should it land on a heating source, then the item would be prohibited:

    • Personal gas and charcoal grills
    • Containers of flammable fuels such as gasoline, kerosene and propane (outside of small tanks used for quick boil camping grills)
    • Gasoline-powered engines
    • Any open flame source other than a basic lighter
    • Engaging in activities or utilizing devices that produce smoke 
    • Hoverboards
    • Halogen lamps
    • Open-coil heaters and cooking elements
    • Pressure cookers
    • Hot pots
    • Hookahs
    • Hot plates
    • Deep fat fryers
    • Electric griddles
    • Toaster ovens
    • Full sized appliances (unless provided by Residence Life), including, but not limited to, washers, dryers and freezers
    • Toasters (unless in Templewood, MAC apartments or in the residence hall kitchens)
    • Living trees indoors, not to include common house plants
    • Space heaters that are not equipped with a tip-over safety switch

    Exceptions to this policy to accommodate religious or spiritual beliefs and practices may be requested by submitting the UAA Residence Life Religious Accommodations Request Form

    Indoor Sports and Physical Activities

    Playing sport games in residential buildings, including but not limited to, basketball, bicycle riding, hackysack, frisbee/disc golf, skateboarding, football throwing, running, Nerf activities and squirt gun/water fights is prohibited.

    Key/Wolfcard Access and Lockouts

    Residence Life takes student access and safety seriously. The following must be adhered to:

    • Delivering, surrendering or otherwise relinquishing possession of your Wolfcard, temporary room card, Templewood garage door opener or PIN number to an individual, or permitting the card to be duplicated or modified is prohibited.
    • Residents must present their Wolfcard upon request of a University official.
    • Residents must present their Wolfcard upon entering and check-in/out any guests when the front desk is staffed in the UAA residence halls (North, East and West).
    • Allowing another person into the building who is not your guest is prohibited.
    • Students are prohibited from entering restricted access areas unless specifically authorized to do so by Residence Life staff. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing bedrooms not assigned to a resident, roofs, storage areas, crawl spaces and maintenance areas, even if the door is unlocked or open. 

    Students are permitted two lockouts, free of charge, per semester. Each additional lockout will result in a charge equivalent to the cost of a replacement Wolfcard being placed on the student's account.

    Kitchens in Residence Halls

    North, East and West Halls have community kitchens in the lobbies that are available for resident use according to the following policies: 

    • In order to gain access to the kitchens, students must first pass a kitchen safety test. Guests are permitted to accompany residents in the kitchen, but guests are not permitted to utilize any of the equipment in the kitchen. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the loss of the resident’s kitchen access and privileges. 
    • Residents are prohibited from using cookware on the stovetop other than the items provided. 
    • Students are expected to clean up after themselves when using the kitchen and are prohibited from storing personal items in the refrigerator. Failure to do so may result in cleaning charges and the loss of kitchen privileges. 
    • Items in the kitchens are intended for community use and should not be removed. 

    For more information and the safety quiz link, visit our Dining page.

    Pets

    Each resident is permitted one ten-gallon tank, for a non-poisonous/venomous freshwater fish. Possession of any other pet, even if the pet is visiting, is prohibited. Should an animal be found in a living unit, the animal will be immediately removed from the premises and the resident(s) responsible may be sanctioned under the UAA Student Code of Conduct and will be charged any removal and/or cleaning costs. Evidence of a pet being present in a suite or apartment (e.g. food, leashes, hair, carriers, bedding, etc.) may be grounds for a full inspection of the space and charges for cleaning/removal as needed. 

    For more information regarding animals on campus, please refer to the Residence Life Animal Policy.

    Room/Suite/Apartment Modification, Personal Items, and Storage

    Residence Life allows for room personalization in accordance with the following policies:

    • Residents are not permitted to apply permanent or nonpermanent color (paint) anywhere inside the residence hall rooms and apartments.
    • Personal furniture is allowed but must be removed upon move-out.
    • University furniture and/or resources may not be removed from the residence halls, apartments or any common area at any time. This includes removing any provided items from suites and apartments or moving items from lounges, lobbies or other common areas into suites or apartments.  
    • Wall hangings are allowed; students should use removable Command Strips or hooks. Do not remove Command Strips as this is handled by Maintenance staff to avoid damaging the walls. Do not use push pins, thumbtacks, tape or nails because they may damage the walls.
    • Drawing on any surface is prohibited.
    • Personal items left/abandoned in the residential areas will be stored, at the student's expense, for up to 30 days. After that time period, they will be disposed of.
    • Installation of air conditioners, ceiling fans, wall shelves, hanging lamps, TV wall mounts, TV/cable antennas or satellites or other non-approved items in suites or apartments is prohibited.
    • Personal washing machines, waterbeds and dartboards are prohibited. 
    • Decorative string lights must be LED.
    • Current residents are responsible for ensuring their suite or apartment is prepared at all times for incoming residents if there is an unoccupied bedroom in their apartment or suite. This includes having a reasonable amount of storage available in common areas and cleanliness. Residence Life reserves the right to fill vacant spaces at any time.
    • Residents are not permitted to set up guest accommodations in storage areas. 
    • Residents are not permitted to hang any item from the exterior of any residential building.
    • The University does not assume responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings.

    Safety

    Resident safety is a priority. The following policies assist in maintaining safety:

    • Do not prop open apartment/suite doors unless a resident is present in the common area and all roommates agree to the propping. 
    • Do not tape/modify apartment/suite/bedroom doors in order to prevent complete closure.
    • Fishing from bridges on the residential campus is prohibited.

    Solicitation and Posting

    The following activities are prohibited:

    • Promotion and/or advertisement of a private enterprise or event.
    • Door-to-door solicitation within the residence halls or apartment complexes or in public areas without prior authorization from Residence Life.
    • Postings on window glass areas and painted surfaces in the Commons.
    • Postings in the Gorsuch Commons, residence hall, and apartment areas that promote the use of alcoholic beverages or other drugs.
    • Handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, or other similar materials may not be placed on vehicles or other UAA property such as building exteriors, doors, elevators, painted surfaces, bathrooms, stairwells, landscaping, benches, bus stops, emergency call boxes, sidewalks, floors, poles, railings or other unauthorized areas. 
    • Postings that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment are prohibited.

    For additional details, please visit the Residence Life Posting & Solicitation Policy

    Stairwells, Ledges, Roofs, and Windows

    The following must be adhered to:

    • Residents may not place anything (i.e. furniture, satellite dishes, boxes, signs, food, etc.) in the stairwells, on roofs or on the window ledges of buildings on the residential campus.
    • Students are not allowed on any roof structures. If personal property accidentally lands on a roof, please request assistance for retrieval from Residence Life.
    • Removal of and/or damage to the windows, screens or window locks in rooms or common areas may result in charges to the responsible student's account.
    • Throwing or shooting objects from windows or stairwells is prohibited.
    • Except in the event of an immediate emergency, nothing should pass the threshold of the windows within UAA housing facilities. This includes, but is not limited to: 
      • Throwing items out of or into the window
      • Hanging items such as flags or banners outside of the window
      • Leaning outside of the window 
      • Climbing in or out of the window
    • Metal guards on the windows of the first floor rooms of residence halls should not be opened unless students are using windows as egress in the case of an emergency. When residents are not present in the room, the windows on the first floor of the MAC apartments should be shut and locked (the wooden bar should be in place for the large windows in the kitchen).
    • Refrain from leaving windows open during winter months.

    Weapons

    The following is a list of weapons prohibited in UAA's residential community. This list includes, but is not limited to:

    • Ammunition
    • Guns/firearms (including BB guns, Taser/stun guns, potato cannons or guns, etc.)
    • Bows and/or arrows
    • Brass knuckles
    • CO2 or compressed air weapons
    • Nunchucks
    • Sling shots
    • Spears
    • Sporting or hunting knives in excess of 5 inches (excluding fish filet knives)
    • Swords
    • Any other device that could reasonably be determined as dangerous to an individual or the facility

    The University provides a gun safe for residents to store all legal weapons/firearms in the Gorsuch Commons. Storing a weapon elsewhere in a residential community building is prohibited, with the exception of a locked vehicle (as long as the vehicle is not parked within a Templewood Townhome garage). UPD supervises registration of weapons and provides 24-hour access to the gun safe. Call the University Police non-emergency line, 786-1120, for access. 

    Wildlife and Vegetation

    Do not pet, feed or approach any animals for any reason. Residents are permitted to take pictures of or observe docile animals from a safe distance.. Please alert Residence Life or University Police of aggressive animals on campus or situations that may threaten the safety of the community (including the presence of bears or moose on campus).

    During the summer months, it is common to encounter aggressive gulls on the residential campus attempting to protect their nests. Residents should avoid these areas and are prohibited from disturbing sea birds or their nests. 

    Residents are not permitted to cut down trees or otherwise disturb the ecosystem on campus. 

     

  • Civility

    Hostile Living Environment

    The Department of Residence Life prohibits harassing behavior by residents or their guests so severe or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or hostile living or learning environment. Residence Life is deeply committed to protecting our residents’ right to free speech, but does not permit that speech to be expressed in a manner that is intimidating or creates a hostile environment.

    Felonies and Misdemeanor Sex Crimes Disclosure

    Residents are required to disclose to Residence Life 1) any felony, in general, or 2) any felony or misdemeanor sex crime charges or convictions from the time they submit their housing application through the duration of their time living on-campus. Disclosures must be made within 14 days of the charges or conviction being filed and can be made directly to the Director of Residence Life either in writing or by setting up an appointment. The information submitted by the resident will be evaluated to determine if living on-campus is an appropriate housing option for that student. Depending on the circumstances, the University may place an interim restriction on the resident until the conclusion of the student conduct process.

    Please note that this is an extension of a similar policy requiring disclosure of this information on the housing application. Failing to disclose this information on the housing application will likely result in the resident being addressed through the student conduct process. The conduct or incident leading to the charges or conviction after the housing application has been submitted may be subject to review under the Student Code of Conduct.

    Gambling

    Gambling and sponsoring raffles or pools with the chance for monetary gain on the residential campus is prohibited.

    Lasers

    Residents are prohibited from possessing class 2 and 3 lasers on the residential campus. Laser pointers intended for use during presentations or other academic activities are permitted, but should never be pointed at another person or inside another resident’s suite or apartment.

    Guest Policy

    Residents may host guests according to the following policies:

    • You are responsible for accompanying your guests at all times. It is your responsibility as a resident to ensure your guests follow all University policies and procedures. 
    • Residence Life staff members may ask any guest to leave UAA’s residential community.
    • Each resident may have no more than 3 guests at one time.
    • Hosts who reside in the residence halls are responsible for checking in their guests at their residence hall front desk when the desk is staffed. Guests must be checked out at the end of their stay when the desk is staffed.
    • When requested by University officials, all residence hall guests must present a valid form of government-issued identification that includes a photo, their date of birth and card identification number. This ID is required to check-in a guest. 
    • The rights of residents supersede the rights of the guest. Overnight guests are permitted only if all residents of the apartment/suite have been informed and have given their consent.
    • An individual is defined as an overnight guest if they are present in a building as a guest any time between 1:00 a.m and 8:00 a.m.
    • Guests may stay no more than three consecutive nights on residential campus. Regardless of the number of residents who host them, a guest may not stay longer than eight nights in a 30-day period on the residential campus.
    • Students found abusing the guest policy are subject to disciplinary action, which may result in loss of guest privileges.

    Minor Guest Visitation Policy: Guests 16 & 17 Years of Age

    • Any individual 16 or 17 years of age may visit and also stay overnight in a residence hall or apartment if their parent or guardian provides written permission to Residence Life a minimum of 2 business days in advance of the guest’s arrival.
    • Whenever possible, written permission from the parent or guardian must be given by submitting the following online form: DRL Waiver: Adult Signing for Minor Guest on Residential Campus (smartwaiver.com).
    • If the parent or guardian cannot access the online form, permission can be submitted via some other medium or given verbally to a Residence Life staff member. The information provided must include: 
      • Permission can be granted for up to one semester though the limits on overnight guests still apply
      • the parent or guardian’s phone number
      • the full name of the minor, parent/guardian and host
      • specified dates of the proposed stay 
      • the date of birth of the minor guest
    • A staff member from Residence Life will contact parents or guardians who submit permission forms to verify the information in the form. The minor guest is not permitted to visit campus until the permission form (or via another verified medium) has been submitted by the parent or guardian and verified by a Residence Life staff member.
    • This provision does not apply to approved camps and programs using our residential buildings for approved activities.
    • Please note: current residents under the age of 18 are exempt from the parent/guardian permission requirement as a guest when visiting a residence hall or apartment other than their own. However, the guest policies apply equally to the guests of residents under the age of 18. 

    Minor Guest Visitation Policy: Guests 15 Years of Age & Younger 

    Any individual younger than 16 years of age is not permitted to be a guest or stay overnight on residential campus. An exception to this policy may be requested by residents for their own children or children for whom they are the legal guardian. Requests for exception should be emailed to uaa_residencelife@alaska.edu with the subject “Request for Exception: Minor Guest Policy.”

    Visitors younger than 16 years of age may only enter the residence halls accompanied by their parent or guardian, who must accompany them during their entire visit and only between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. In the event the resident is the parent or guardian, the minor guest is permitted to be present on the residential campus between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm with no permission or notification to Residence Life required. 

    Please note: This provision does not apply to approved camps and programs using the residence halls for approved activities.

    Inciting or Participating in a Fight or Riot

    Residents shall not incite or participate in a physical or verbal fight or riot. Fighting is defined as, but not limited to, inciting a fight through physical, online, telephone, verbal, non-verbal or written communications; biting, scratching, hitting, striking, slapping, kicking, throwing or shooting an object; contacting or attempting to contact any other person with the intent to harm.

    Interference with University Officials

    Interfering with University officials in the performance of their duties or preventing or attempting to prevent staff from conducting their administrative or disciplinary responsibilities is prohibited.

    Joint Responsibility

    If a student is present in their own or any other suite or apartment or area where a University policy is being violated, they are subject to the same disciplinary action as a resident who is responsible for the violation. In some situations, this may also include violations that occur within an adjoining room in a suite, regardless of whether or not the student is present in the room in which the violation(s) occurred.

    Excessive Noise/Quiet Hours

    Creating excessive noise which is disruptive to other students either inside or outside of residential buildings is prohibited. Noise may be deemed disruptive if it can be heard through a closed door and/or two doors down. Students must respond courteously to requests to reduce noise and to respectfully approach others with requests for noise reduction.

    Quiet hours are from:

    • 10:00 pm - 8:00 am Sunday through Thursday
    • 12:00 am - 10:00 am Friday and Saturday
    • Courtesy hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • 24-hour quiet hours go into effect during final exam periods

    Use of amplified instruments in residential community rooms or common spaces is prohibited. Placement of sound equipment or speakers in windows and common areas of the residential community without the express permission of Residence Life professional staff is prohibited.

    Roommate Conflicts

    Residents are expected to resolve conflicts amongst themselves to the best of their abilities. Residents may get assistance from Residence Life staff for mediating conflict. When conflicts are unable to be resolved amicably, all residents involved in the conflict may be required to relocate to new living spaces.

    Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Policy

    The entirety of the residential campus and its facilities are subject to the University of Alaska Smoke & Tobacco Free Campus Policy. Smoking and all forms of tobacco, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, vaping devices and chewing tobacco are not permitted in any residential communities, on the UAA campus and all UA properties. Smoking inside a building on the residential campus may result in cleaning fees being assessed to the resident’s student account. Please refer to this website for more information regarding the Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus Policy.

    Theft

    Residents shall not take or possess another's property without permission of the owner. This includes, but is not limited to, property of a roommate, resident, any other individual, company or the University.

     

  • Guest Policy

    Guests

    Residents may host guests according to the following policies:

    • You are responsible for accompanying your guests at all times. It is your responsibility as a resident to ensure your guests follow all University policies and procedures. 
    • Residence Life staff members may ask any guest to leave UAA’s residential community.
    • Each resident may have no more than 3 guests at one time.
    • Hosts who reside in the residence halls are responsible for checking in their guests at their residence hall front desk when the desk is staffed. Guests must be checked out at the end of their stay when the desk is staffed.
    • When requested by University officials, all residence hall guests must present a valid form of government-issued identification that includes a photo, their date of birth and card identification number. This ID is required to check-in a guest. 
    • The rights of residents supersede the rights of the guest. Overnight guests are permitted only if all residents of the apartment/suite have been informed and have given their consent.
    • An individual is defined as an overnight guest if they are present in a building as a guest any time between 1:00 a.m and 8:00 a.m.
    • Guests may stay no more than three consecutive nights on residential campus. Regardless of the number of residents who host them, a guest may not stay longer than eight nights in a 30-day period on the residential campus.
    • Students found abusing the guest policy are subject to disciplinary action, which may result in loss of guest privileges.
  • Minor Guests: 16 & 17 Years of Age

    Minor Guest Visitation Policy: Guests 16 & 17 Years of Age

    • Any individual 16 or 17 years of age may visit and also stay overnight in a residence hall or apartment if their parent or guardian provides written permission to Residence Life a minimum of 2 business days in advance of the guest’s arrival.
    • Whenever possible, written permission from the parent or guardian must be given by submitting the following online form: DRL Waiver: Adult Signing for Minor Guest on Residential Campus (smartwaiver.com).
    • If the parent or guardian cannot access the online form, permission can be submitted via some other medium or given verbally to a Residence Life staff member. The information provided must include: 
      • Permission can be granted for up to one semester though the limits on overnight guests still apply
      • the parent or guardian’s phone number
      • the full name of the minor, parent/guardian and host
      • specified dates of the proposed stay 
      • the date of birth of the minor guest
    • A staff member from Residence Life will contact parents or guardians who submit permission forms to verify the information in the form. The minor guest is not permitted to visit campus until the permission form (or via another verified medium) has been submitted by the parent or guardian and verified by a Residence Life staff member.
    • This provision does not apply to approved camps and programs using our residential buildings for approved activities.
    • Please note: current residents under the age of 18 are exempt from the parent/guardian permission requirement as a guest when visiting a residence hall or apartment other than their own. However, the guest policies apply equally to the guests of residents under the age of 18.
  • Minor Guests: 15 Years of Age & Younger

    Minor Guest Visitation Policy: Guests 15 Years of Age & Younger 

    Any individual younger than 16 years of age is not permitted to be a guest or stay overnight on residential campus. An exception to this policy may be requested by residents for their own children or children for whom they are the legal guardian. Requests for exception should be emailed to uaa_residencelife@alaska.edu with the subject “Request for Exception: Minor Guest Policy.”

    Visitors younger than 16 years of age may only enter the residence halls accompanied by their parent or guardian, who must accompany them during their entire visit and only between the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. In the event the resident is the parent or guardian, the minor guest is permitted to be present on the residential campus between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm with no permission or notification to Residence Life required. 

    Please note: This provision does not apply to approved camps and programs using the residence halls for approved activities.