The University of Alaska Southeast is constructing a new 120 bed freshman residence hall on the Auke Lake campus. The facility will house 50% of first-time freshman.
The new facility has several advantages for new students:
- Freshman can live on campus without depending on an automobile.
- Having freshman residents at the core of campus allows for better integration of academic and student life experiences and should provide opportunities for greater academic success and retention.
- Having a housing facility on-campus makes the campus more active for more hours of the day.
The new residence hall is located on a prime site on the westerly edge of the developed parking area, situated between Noyes Pavilion and Auke Lake Way.
The residence hall will feature a special group area and adjoining kitchen for meetings and social gatherings on the top third floor. The space will look out on one of the most spectacular views in the world: to Auke Lake and the mountains and Mendenhall glacier beyond. The new residence hall also include plans for flexible individual and group study spaces.
The facility will embody best practices for environmental stewardship, including high levels of thermal insulation, low system operating costs, low maintenance, and healthy indoor materials.
Freshman Housing in the Media & Resources
- Juneau Empire on August 15, 2013: New Dorms to Rise at UAS
- Juneau Empire on June 6, 2012: UAS looks at new dorm option
Freshman Housing FAQs
Ground was broken in June 2013.
The common spaces and the first 60 beds are scheduled for occupancy in August 2014. The second 60 beds are scheduled for occupancy in January 2015.