Residential Campus Visits

The Department of Residence Life invites current and prospective students to visit UAA’s residential campus and learn more about our inclusive, comfortable and educationally-focused community. Visits are offered on a regular basis on the following days and times in conjunction with Green & Gold Visits of UAA’s main campus:

  • Mondays at 12:30 pm directly following the 10:00 am Green & Gold Visits 
  • Wednesdays at 12:00 noon directly preceeding the 1:30 pm Green & Gold Visits
  • Fridays at 5:30 pm directly following the 3:00 pm Green & Gold Visits

To participate in a Green & Gold Visit of UAA’s main campus, information regarding the visits and the registration form can be found on the Admissions website.

Residential Campus Visits begin and end in the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons located at 3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane, Anchorage, AK 99508. Participants should plan on the visit lasting approximately 45 minutes. 

Interested individuals can register for a Residential Campus Visit by submitting the request form at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled visit. This form can be used to register for one of our regularly scheduled visits or to request a visit outside of these offerings.

Residential Campus Visit Request Form

If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience, please do not hesitate to contact our Information Desk at 907-751-7202 or via email at uaa_residencelife@alaska.edu.

Included in Your Visit

Gorsuch Commons

Gorsuch Commons

Residential Campus Visits begin in the Edward Lee Gorsuch Commons, in the heart of UAA’s residential campus. Participants will be introduced to the features of the building and the services available to residents:

  1. Gorsuch Commons Information Desk: our residents’ main point of contact for questions or assistance. The Information Desk is also the mailroom for residential campus and is the location where packages can be retrieved. 
  2. Creekside Eatery: buffet style dining hall where residents can use their meal plans. 
  3. Bear Necessities: a convenience store where residents can use the Dining Dollars to purchase basic, essential items. 
  4. Cama-i Room: a social gathering space open in the evening that provides culturally-focused activities and a sense of "home-away-from-home" to ease the transition of Alaska Native and Indigenous students living on-campus. 

East Hall in winter

Residence Hall

Groups are then taken to North Hall where they will see one of our three residence halls. Each visit will include:

  1. A quad suite with private bedrooms: a suite in one of our residence halls with four single bedrooms and two bathrooms. Floor plans for our residential buildings can be found on our Explore Housing Options webpage. Visitors will also see the furniture provided by Residence Life. 
  2. Laundry facilities 
  3. Communal kitchen
  4. Security features: security cameras in the lobby; card swipe and pin number door access; etc. For a comprehensive list of security features and safety education, please visit our Residential Community Safety webpage

If there is a different room type, such as one of our apartments, that you would like to see while visiting residential campus, please indicate the additions in the visit request form

Parking

Parking for Residential Campus Visits is located in the Willow Parking Lot off of Elmore Road (also shown as Elmore Road Parking on the Google Map). For participants who arrive on-campus with a vehicle, please provide the vehicle’s plate number and issuing state at least 48 hours prior to your arrival on campus. This information can be submitted by including it in the registration form or sent via email to uaa_residencelife@alaska.edu.

Permits are not required to park on campus Friday-Sunday, during interim periods between semesters, on holidays when there are no classes, or outside weekday enforcement hours. ADA accessible spaces, brown permit spaces, priority parking, student housing lots, loading zones and lanes are enforced, as posted, year-round.