The Student Union is located in the heart of Anchorage, in the middle of UAA, and is an exceptional location to host fundraisers, weddings, workshops, parties, meetings, and celebrations of all stripes. Competitive rates, ease of use, and attentive staff make the Student Union a premier venue for budget-conscious event planners who aspire to create an unforgettable occasion.


With floor to ceiling windows and a natural atmosphere, the Den is a cozy venue for celebrations, ceremonies, and professional outings. The space features an in-house sound system, dance floor, drop-down projector, vaulted ceiling, round tables, and a gas fireplace.

Intimate, elegant
Seats 120

Pricing: 4 hours or less
- Student Organization: $25
- UAA Department: $50
- Community: $400

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Den Exterior

A large, open space that can adapt for just about any purpose, the Cafeteria has hosted concerts, weddings, corporate parties, bazaars, banquets, fundraisers, socials, and much more. Whether specialized or conventional, the Cafeteria will transform to meet almost any event needs.

Flexible, practical
Seats 300

Pricing: South OR North Cafeteria - 4 hours or less
- Student Organization: $25 either / $50 both
- UAA Department: $50 either / $100 both
- Community: $285 either / $400 both

Cafe setup for an event

With furniture that can be reconfigured and technology for tele- and video communication, the Lyla Richards Conference Room is perfect for webinars, seminars, and presentations. The room is also equipped with counters and a sink, just in case a meeting turns into a working lunch.

Professional, effortless
Seats 40

Pricing: Lyla Richards Conference Room
- Student Organization or UAA Department: Free
- Community: $50 per Hour

Lyla Richards Conference Room

A table with 1-2 chairs positioned on the second floor of the Student Union. Perfect for clubs raising awareness of their presence on campus as well as community organizations distributing information.

Simple, effective

Pricing: Resource table
- Student Organization or UAA Department: Free
- Community: $100/day


The Leadership Lab is a space for Student Groups to meet together and collaborate. It is an atmosphere that drives creativity and innovation.


The Esports Lounge incorporates PC and console stations for students and community members to practice, compete, and play recreationally. 

Pricing: Esports Lounge
- Contact the SU Events Coordinator for an estimate

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esports lounge overview