Student Housing & Residence Life
Students at the Valdez college can apply for college housing as a single student or as a family student with a partner and/or children based on eligibility and availability. All housing application materials can be obtained on the PWSCC Student Services website. For more information, contact the Campus Life Coordinator at 907-834-1634, or by emailing studentservices AT pwscc DOT edu.
The decision to live on-campus further enhances positive learning experiences as seamless learning environments are created between the classroom and the residences, and students feel more at home within the institution. College residency provides students with a multitude of supportive resources, social outlets, significant peer interactions, and leadership opportunities that commuter students do not have access to. Residential students live amongst neighbors who share a similar commitment to their higher education and benefiting from a living environment conducive to learning and personal development.
The student housing complex is located only a few blocks from the Valdez college and consists of three residence halls. Residents have access to 24-hour assistance from live-in Residence Life staff members and a variety of resources. Each building has laundry facilities for the use of residents only. A common lounge in Cordova Hall is shared by all housing residents as a common gathering space with a kitchen, and provides an ideal space for group study and activities. A community computer lab is located in Copper Basin Hall. Many services and activities are also offered to students residing on college grounds. Student housing serves as a community of students who elect to live on-campus in a safe, engaging, supportive, and developmental living/learning environment. The Office of Residence Life serves to support residential students in all aspects of residential life, including social events, personal support, health and wellness, conflict mediation, leadership development, and more.
All student units are fully furnished with living room and dining room furniture. Kitchen appliances, including microwaves, are provided. Each resident is provided a personal twin-sized bed, mattress, desk, chair, dresser, and nightstand. Each bedroom has one closet, and additional shared closets are located in hallways. Local phone service, high speed wifi interet access, heat, water, and electricity are included in the rent.
What to Pack
- Linens of any kind (sheets, blankets, towels, pillows, dish rags, etc.)
- Alarm Clock
- Toilet Paper/Paper Towels/Tissues/Napkins
- Cleaning Supplies
- Personal Toiletries
- Laundry Basket/Soap
Make sure to bring any of the above you can’t live without or be ready to buy them when you get here. Also, remember clothes, shoes (tennis shoes and boots are a great start), an umbrella, rain gear, and jackets (remember this is the snowiest place in Alaska.) Weather in Alaska is unpredictable and can change several times a day, dressing in layers is a great way to be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.