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Communal Areas

Kitchen Communal Use in Residence Halls

Our Residence Hall kitchens are available for resident use only. Residents should clean up after themselves immediately as these kitchens are shared with 80 to 120 other residents. The Student Housing custodial staff will not clean up personal messes in this area. Staff reserves the right to restrict access to the kitchen when lack of cleaning becomes a continual, persistent problem. Cleaning up one’s own mess quickly to allow others access is a communal living obligation.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are located on the ground-level floor of the Housing Lodge, the first floor of Banfield Hall, and the second floor of John Pugh Hall. NOTE: Only Residence Hall residents will have access to Residence Hall laundry facilities.

The Automated Laundry System

To utilize our laundry machines, you will need to load funds onto your Whale Card(Student ID). At the beginning of each semester, Residence Life loads $50 onto your whalebucks account for laundry use. Residents may add funds to the Whalebucks balance on their UAS Student ID at the Housing Lodge or John Pugh Hall via two methods:

  • For cash loading – use the WALDO machine located in the Housing Lodge and John Pugh Hall.
  • For debit or credit card loading – see Housing Desk locations during business hours or Adding Whalebucks.

The standard cost for doing one load of laundry (washed and dried) is $3.

Lost and Found

For items lost within the Housing community, contact our desk locations in the Housing Lodge or in John Pugh Hall. Found items should be taken to a Housing Desk location. Personal items left in the laundry rooms for more than 24 hours will be removed by staff, bagged and tagged, and placed in the maintenance storage area. Residents may inquire about these items at the Housing desk locations. Items left in the laundry rooms or common areas are not considered to be “fair game” or giveaways for other residents.

Vending Machines

Vending machines are located in the Housing Lodge laundry room and in the John Pugh Hall laundry room. These machines are operated in agreement between Student Government and a local distributor. Student Housing is not responsible for maintaining these machines or providing refunds associated with these machines.

Garbage & Recycling

Three garbage collection facilities are located in Student Housing- on the first floor of John Pugh Hall for htose residents, and in cheds near Eagle Building and Bear Building for residents in teh Main Housing Complex. Please take all trashfrom your unti to these locations- do not place trash in commonarea trash cans, etc.

UAS provides a single stream recycling for paper, cardboard, metals, and plastics. Please note, we cannot recycle glass. Clean recyclables can be placed in the John Pugh Hall trash room or the recycling dumpster in the Bear Building shed.

TV in the Housing Lodge

A TV is provided at the Housing Lodge for resident use. This TV is equipped with a Youtube TV subscription and has a set-top box (Apple TV) for use for residents. Residents may not connect their own items to the TV, but may utilize the Apple TV set top box and log into netflix, etc. Always remember to log out of apps when you are done utilizing the TV. The TV is reserved on a first come, first served basis.