How do I contact Campus Life?
Atwood Center, 108
4455 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508P: (907) 564-8299
F: (907) 564-8806
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding holidays.
Campus Life @ APU
4101 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Are there exceptions to the housing requirement?
Yes. Individuals meeting the following criteria may submit an exemption request and may be approved upon receipt and review of the Request for Waiver of Housing Requirement form and any required documentation. Please contact housing for a copy of the waiver request.
- Students who are at least 21 years old prior to the first day of classes of their first term at APU.
- Married students and/or students with dependent children.
- Students with a documented medical hardship.
- Students who have earned 32 or more credit hours from an accredited college/university.
Other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All exceptions must be approved by the Campus Life Office.
Do I get to pick my roommate?
You may make roommate requests when you apply for housing. Students wanting to live together should list each other in their housing applications. Campus Life cannot guarantee any roommate requests, but will make all efforts to accommodate the requests they receive.
When will I receive my room assignment?
Once all room assignments are completed, they will be emailed out to the email address you provided on your housing application as well as to your APU email. Fall assignments are typically sent out in mid-July while spring assignments are sent around mid-December to allow for optimal roommate matching.
Once my room is assigned, can I request a room change?
If you would like to request a room change prior to moving in, please contact Campus Life at email@example.com. If you would like to request a room change after moving in, please contact the Director of Campus Life.
When do I apply for housing?
It is never too late to apply for housing. However, you must first be admitted before you apply. Early application increases your chances of receiving your preferred housing assignment. We strongly suggest that you apply before May 1 for the upcoming fall semester or December 1 for the upcoming spring semester.
Am I guaranteed housing when I apply?
On-campus housing is guaranteed for all students who meet the first and second year, full-time, undergraduate requirement. All other students are assigned housing based upon date of application and space availability.
What fees are due at the time of application?
There is a $400 housing deposit that is required when you apply for housing. This deposit must be paid by August 1 for fall semester and December 15 for spring semester. Should you decided to cancel your housing application, please notify Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel before June 1 you will receive a refund of your housing deposit. If you cancel on or after June 1, you will incur a $400 contract cancellation fee. If you cancel after you have moved into housing, you will incur an $800 contract cancellation fee.
What is the housing contract period and can I terminate my contract early?
Housing contracts are effective for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters). One semester contracts are only available to graduating seniors and students participating in the Eco-League Exchange. If you wish to terminate your contract early, you must speak with the Director of Campus Life prior to vacating your space. You are required to fulfill all terms of your contract unless you graduate, are academically dismissed, are no longer enrolled, or have an approved extenuating circumstance from the Campus Life Office. Financial difficulties are not a contractually approved justification to terminate your contract and must be approved by the Director of Campus Life and the Dean of Students.
When is payment due?
For your convenience, Campus Life splits your housing and meal costs into a fall and spring semester bill. Bills are due the Friday before the start of block classes. Please speak with Student Accounts in advance if you are interested in a payment plan.
What is included in my housing and meal plan bill?
Your housing and meal plan charge covers the cost of your room and meal plan for the entire academic year, minus winter and summer breaks. It also includes access to Dish TV in the North Atwood lounges, internet service, 24-security, and all maintenance and utilities (electricity, water, gas, trash, etc.). For residents in North and Atwood, this also includes a weekly bathroom cleaning in your suite.
Will my financial aid pay for housing?
Yes. Financial aid typically is applied to all charges on your student account, including housing. Any remaining balance is to be paid by you or your parent/guardian. Visit Financial Aid for more details.
Is on-campus living a better value than renting off campus?
When compared with off-campus rental apartments or houses, on-campus living is often less expensive and a lot more convenient. On-campus fees are all inclusive with no hidden fees or extra deposits. You will receive one bill for all services. Additionally, students do have the hassle of subletting or paying rent for times when they are not living in their unit.
Can the university accommodate my disability?
APU is committed to making reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. If you have special housing needs, please reference it on your housing application. You will also need to contact the Disability Student Services Coordinator at email@example.com or at (907) 564-8287. It is important for us to be aware of your needs as early as possible so we can assist you in obtaining suitable accommodations.
Is there internet connections in the student rooms?
Yes. All of the APU campus, including the residence halls are equipped with wireless internet.
Are microwaves and refrigerators provided?
Students living in Segelhorst Apartments and University Village are provided a microwave and full sized refrigerator. All students may bring one person microwave and mini-fridge, so long as they conform to University standards.
Mini-Fridge: No larger than 5.0 cubic feet, 36 inches in height, and 1.5 amps.
Microwaves: Cannot exceed 900 watts.
What furniture is provided?
All residence hall rooms come with a regular twin bed with mattress, desk and chair, a wardrobe, dresser, and/or closet, a sofa, and table and chairs. University Village and Segelhorst Hall will also have entertainment centers and coffee tables. You are not allowed to take university-provided furniture out of the residence hall suite. All residence hall rooms are fully furnished. You are welcome to bring in more furniture if you would like, but you are responsible for removing it at the end of the year.
Are the residence halls open during the break periods.
The residence halls close down during winter and summer break. If you need housing during these break times, there will be an opportunity for you to sign a break housing contract at a special price that will be billed directly to your student account. The dining hall is also closed during these periods. Students paying to stay for winter break may stay in their academic year space. Summer housing students will be assigned a space in Segelhorst apartments. Halls do not close during Thanksgiving or Spring Break, though offices may not be open. Meals will still be served in the dining hall on the brunch/dinner schedule.
Do I have to move all of my belongings out of my room during winter break?
No. You are not required to remove your belongings during winter break, as long as you are returning to APU housing in the spring. You are required to remove and store your belongings during summer break.
When is move-in day for Fall 2022?
Move-in day is Thursday, August 18, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m. Orientation begins on Friday, August 19, 2022, and Block Classes begin on Monday, August 22, 2022.
Can I move in prior to move-in day?
If you would like to request an early move-in date, please contact Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If space is available and/or you fall room is ready, we will try to accommodate your request. An early move-in fee will apply at $50 a day.
Is there a hotel nearby?
The Spring Hill Suites is located at the base entrance of campus and is within walking distance of the residence halls. They can be reached at (907) 751-6300.
Can I have a car on campus?
Yes. You can obtain your parking pass through Campus Safety by providing details about your car and your contact information. Parking passes are FREE! There is a parking area for each residence hall. University Village residents have driveways at each house that are shared with upper and lower unit residents.
What should I bring?
You should bring regular twin bed linens, pillows, and bath linens. It is also recommended that you bring an alarm clock, desk lamp, clothes hangers, laundry bag and/or hamper. Window blinds are provided in each rooms, but you may want to consider bringing curtains. Consider black-out curtains.
Are pets allowed?
Only fish in aquariums 10-gallons or smaller are allowed. There is a strict financial penalty for housing an unapproved pet. If you require the assistance of a service animals, please contact the Disability Student Service Coordinator at email@example.com or at (907) 564-8287.
How do I receive mail and packages?
After arriving to campus you must request a mailbox from the mailroom on the first floor of Grant hall, located within the campus store. All university mail and packages are delivered to the mailroom. Student mail is then delivered to the mailboxes located in North Atwood. All packages must be picked up at the mailroom. You will get your personal mailing address after you have been assigned your mailbox.
Can I ship items to campus prior to my arrival even if I don’t have a mailbox set up yet?
Yes, you can mail items to yourself at APU prior to your arrival. We will store them until you are able to pick them up from the mailroom. Please do not mail anything to yourself at APU before August 1st. After you arrive on campus you can set up a mailbox by visiting the mailroom. In the meantime, you can use this address to ship your items in advance:
C/O APU Campus Life
4101 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Should I purchase renter’s insurance?
Yes. It is recommended you purchase renter’s insurance or see if a homeowner’s policy covers loss of personal property. Campus Life does not cover personal property damage or loss that occurs in the residence halls.
When do the residence halls close?
Closing is at 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 (fall) and Saturday, April 29, 2022. Graduating seniors will be given an extra 24-hours to check out at no additional cost.
What if I want a room change?
If you would like to request a room change prior to moving in, please contact Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to request a room change after moving in, please speak with the Director of Campus Life. Room Changes are not automatic and are not always granted. You may be asked to go through certain processes, such as roommate mediation or setting up a roommate agreement before a room change is allowed to take place.
What if my roommate and I do not get along?
Roommate conflicts happen among even the best of friends. Please speak with your roommate about the situation. You can also speak to your Resident Assistant (RA) or someone in Campus Life for assistance in handling the conflict. You are not alone in this.
Are there laundry machines on campus? How do I pay for them?
Each area has its own laundry room. North Atwood residents share a laundry room in the Atwood basement, Segelhorst laundry is located on the first floor, and each unit of University Village has its own washer and dryer. Every washer and dryer is coin operated (quarters) and costs $1.50 per machine, per load to use.
Do you provide summer storage?
Yes. Storage is located in all housing areas. Students returning to housing the following fall may store their items for free in the storage provided in their next housing area. Items must be properly boxed and labeled. Storage space is limited and shared with all residents of that area.
What do I do if I need to check in during a time that is not fall move in?
Email email@example.com to let us know when to expect your check in. This will help prepare staff to be ready for you. Once you have received confirmation from a Campus Life Staff member, you will be given information on how to complete the check in procedures.
What address do I use for food delivery?
You can use the building physical address for GPS devices or if you want to order delivery. This address cannot be used for mailing. All mail will be returned to sender.
North Atwood: 4455 University Dr.
Segelhorst Apartments: 4500 University Dr.
U. Village, R1: 4710 University Dr. (Upper or Lower)
U. Village, R2: 4730 University Dr. (Upper or Lower)
U. Village, L1: 4715 University Dr. (Upper or Lower)
U. Village, L2: 4735 University Dr. (Upper or Lower)
U. Village, L3: 4755 University Dr. (Upper or Lower)
Wait! Wait! I have another question!
Please contact Campus Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (907) 564-8299. We would love to hear from you!