Is there transportation provided from the Airport to APU?
No, there will not be transportation provided this year.
When can I show up?
All students moving into the residence halls will need to email email@example.com prior to arriving on campus. We ask that you email as soon as possible with your travel plans to schedule a move-in day and time. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Do I need to attend online Orientation?
New students are highly encouraged to attend Fall Orientation. A lot of important information will be discussed during this time and it is a great opportunity to meet the APU staff and faculty, as well as other APU students.
Do I have to live on campus?
Research on the residence experience indicates that students living on campus tend to earn higher grades, express more satisfaction with their college experience, are less likely to drop out, are more involved in campus activities, and experience greater personal growth. In short, the residence experience contributes significantly to a student’s education. For this reason, APU has made living on-campus part of its educational design. But, it is not required for students to live on campus.
Can I bring a vehicle?
Yes. Parking is free to all students and visitors! All student vehicles are required to have an APU parking sticker. Anchorage also has the People Mover public transportation system that is free for APU students that show a current student ID.
How can I get involved on campus?
ASAPU (Associated Students of Alaska Pacific University): ASAPU is the student government of APU. ASAPU is run by a group of 11 elected student representatives. ASAPU serves as the voice of all students by promoting and coordinating student involvement and by representing the interests, needs, and welfare of the student body to the staff, faculty, and the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in being a part of student government, reach out to the Dean of Students Office (DOSOff@alaskapacific.edu).
RAP (Resident Activity Programming): The RAP Board is a group composed of current residents who are tasked with the creation and execution of events that are designed to help bring the resident community together. These events vary from semester to semester and can range from pool parties to movie premieres to camping trips. If you live on campus this is a great way to get involved!
Student Activities: The Student Activities Office is in charge of putting on events for the entire student body. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions so feel free to contact us to get involved!
Outdoor Programs: APU’s Outdoor Programs has what you’re looking for to get outside. Whether you simply want to try something new or an experienced adventurer looking to teach or lead a clinic, we have something for every skill level.
Recreation Programs: Recreation Programs strives to provide fitness and wellness opportunities for the APU Community as well as members of the Anchorage community. We also strive to provide leadership opportunities for APU students to work for Recreation Programs and Outdoor Programs.
Turnagain Currents: Turnagain Currents is composed of an active group of free-thinking individuals looking to share their talents with fellow students. It is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to increase their writing foundations in a fun and equally challenging environment. We pride ourselves in producing a high-quality publication that is also a creative outlet for all of the community to gain current insight here at APU.
What is the weather like?
Alaska weather varies each year and can be very unpredictable. In Anchorage, it can vary from -10 (deg. F) to the high 80s depending on the season. We recommend you bring or purchase a variety of clothes, especially warm clothes for winter.
What if I don’t get along with my roommate?
We get it, moving from home is a new experience for a lot of first-year students, and it can be hard. Sometimes we don’t always get along with new roommates, or maybe we just don’t like our room/bed/dresser/carpet pattern. While we hope to foster an environment where students can manage individual conflicts in a mature and respectful manner. The APU Resident Advisor (RA) and Campus Life staff is available to help you through the tough times.