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.

Request a venue

To inquire about the availability of a venue for your event, contact Cody Buchener, Interim Assistant Director, at 907-786-1896 or at

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  • The Den

    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, lighting board, vaulted ceiling, round tables, high-top tables, and a gas fireplace.

    Intimate, elegant
    Seats 120

    Student Union Den setup for an event


  • The Cafe

    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

    Cafe setup for an event
  • Lyla Richards Conference Room

    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

    Lyla Richard Conference Room with tables and chairs setup in round table style


Rental Rates

Additional fees may apply depending upon room setup.

  • Den - 4 hours or less
    • Student Organization: $25
    • UAA Department: $42
    • Community: $400
  • South OR North Cafeteria - 4 hours or less
    • Student Organization: $25 either / $50 both
    • UAA Department: $42 either / $84 both
    • Community: $325 either / $400 both
  • Lyla Richards Conference Room
    • Student Organization or UAA Department: Free
    • Community: $50
  • Resource Table
    • Student Organization or UAA Department: Free
    • Community: $100


  • UAA Departments and Student Organizations - Arrange payment with Cody Buechner, Interim Assistant Director.
  • Community - Make payment online before the date of your event.