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The Housing Lodge

The Lodge, located at the heart of the housing complex, was designed with the needs of students in mind. The front desk of the Lodge is open seven days a week. The Lodge Desk offers students services such as copy/fax facilities, mail and package pick up, and equipment check-out for academic and cleaning purposes. Equipment available for check out at the Lodge Desk includes vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms, snow shovels, and other useful items. Check out laptops may be used anywhere in the Lodge at no cost.

When the Lodge is closed, the card key access located on the back of your student ID allows residents after-hours access into the Lodge. After hours, CA’s remain on call to offer 24 hour assistance with issues such as lock outs, housing related disturbances, and emergencies. To contact the CA on call, dial the CA Cell Phone at (907) 209-6539.

Additionally, the Lodge has the following facilities for your convenience:

  • Lounge for studying and socializing
  • Game room with Pool Tables
  • Board Games for Student Use
  • Television room with DVR and Cable
  • A classroom that can be reserved for group study sessions or club meetings
  • Laundry facilities (swipe-card operated, using Whale Bucks on student ID)
  • Vending machines

Housing Events and Learning Opportunities

Residence Life regularly hosts and facilitates events at Housing designed to enrich the lives of residents by giving them chances to socialize, provide life skills training, and more. For example, we have regularly hosted or facilitated the following events in the past:

  • Academic Advising Outposts in which academic advisors make themselves available to residents at the Lodge
  • Budgeting Workshops for Financial Aid and personal finances
  • Large themed “socials” such as yearly Casino Nights that give residents the chance to unwind and connect with other residents on campus
  • Community art projects and group games that give residents the chance to take a “study break,” engage with the community, and relax.
  • Career counseling style events in which residents discover career fields they are well suited for, MBTI personality type inventories, etc.

Every year we come up with different and exciting events for our residents, so there’s always something new going on! Residents who live on campus also have more access to events that occur on main campus and at the REC Center in the evenings because of their proximity.

Live-In Staff

UAS Housing and Residence Life employs a number of highly trained live-in professional and student staff that provide many services for residents. These staff members are dedicated to enhancing the sense of community within the Housing complex, engaging with residents while inviting them to reflect on their experiences and plan for the future, and to serve as helpers and crisis responders as necessary. This same staff puts on many of the events in Housing and student staff members may share classes with residents they serve, making them role models both inside and outside of the classroom.

All Residence Life Live-In Staff are trained in:

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Suicide Prevention Techniques
  • Helping Skills that promote effective listening
  • Crisis Management
  • Student Development and Community-building

Members of both the professional and student staff are consistently on call to help residents with issues that arise 24 hours a day, including noise complaints, health and safety concerns, and lockouts.

Outdoor Facilities

The main Housing complex features a playground, a basketball court, a large covered pavilion, several nearby hiking trails, and convenient paved paths to the REC Center and main campus.

On campus, residents in the freshman residence hall will have easy access to the nearby Noyes pavilion and campus courtyard. Access to the REC Center is also only a short, paved, walk away.

Student running on suspended track at REC

Recreation Center

The Recreation Center was designed with the needs of students in mind. This attractive facility complete with a running track, dance studios, basketball courts, classrooms, and a television/game room presents a wide array of activities students need to take a well deserved break from studies. Just a short walk away from Student Housing, this facility is connected to the housing complex by a short, paved trail through the woods.

Address: 12300 Mendenhall Lp. Road, Juneau, AK. 99801
Phone: (907) 796-6544
Fall/Spring Hours:

Visit the REC website for operating hours and guard closures.

Facilities: Climbing wall, basketball courts, weight room, indoor running track, cardio machines, spinning bikes, lockers, showers, dance studios, classrooms, snack bar, television/game room, and outdoor equipment rental center.

Spikes cafe in the Egan WingDining Services

On-campus dining is made available for the convenience of all housing residents. Students may use their Student ID to pay for food and drink at the following locations:

Spike's Coffee Shop

Spike's coffee is located on the second floor of the Egan building just outside the lobby of the Egan Library. This favorite campus hangout of students, staff, and faculty offers a wide array of mixed and blended caffeinated and non-caffeinated beverages, snacks, baked goods, and bottled drinks. Tables overlooking the campus courtyard make Spike's a great place to study or socialize.

Mourant Cafe

The Mourant Cafe is located on the second floor of the Mourant Building on main campus and offers a hotline that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner options, grilled menu options, a salad bar, baked goods, snacks, and pre-packaged sandwiches and wraps for the student on the go.

Bears' Pantry

The Bears' Pantry is a convenience store located on the lowest floor of the Lodge next to the laundry facility. The small store sells snacks, bottled soft drinks, toiletries, and small stationary items.


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