Date of Press Release: February 3, 2014
Construction of the new freshman residence hall is well underway on the Auke Lake campus and slated to open in time for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus. Situated between the Noyes Pavilion and Auke Lake Way, the facility has several advantages for new students. The 120-bed, suite-style hall is located directly on-campus, a short walk from dining services, the Egan Library, and the UAS Learning Center which offers free tutoring and testing services, faculty and academic advising, classrooms, and many student activities. The location is also right across from the public bus stop.
The residence hall will feature a special group area and adjoining kitchen for meetings and social gatherings. The top floors look out on one of the most spectacular views in the world: Auke Lake, mountains and the Mendenhall glacier!
The new facility will house first-time freshman and is in addition to an existing residence hall, two-bedroom apartments, and four-bedroom apartments. The application period for student housing for the fall 2014 semester is open as of Monday, February 3rd. Apply at the Housing and Activities office in the Mourant building on campus or online at www.uas.alaska.edu/juneau/housing/apply.html
There are numerous benefits to living on-campus beyond simple convenience. In addition to being part of a community of residents, faculty and staff, students living on-campus finish college faster, are exposed to a wider range of ideas and cultures, are challenged to develop strong interpersonal skills and feel more safe and secure in their living environment.
Compared to many other colleges and universities, UAS on-campus housing options offer students large living spaces and many personal freedoms. Freshman units are two-bedroom, suite-style with a common entry area.
After a student’s freshman year, they have options to move into either our two or four-bedroom apartment units.
Housing and Residence Life Offices
University of Alaska Southeast