AVTEC students come to our campus in Seward from hundreds of different communities across Alaska. In order to allow students of all ages and family sizes to attend training, AVTEC provides residence hall housing as well as apartments for students bringing children or dependents with them to Seward.
Willard E. Dunham and Fourth Avenue Residence Halls
AVTEC maintains two residence halls for students who are enrolled in classes ranging from one day to 11 months. All accommodations in the residence halls for long term students are single-occupancy–two students have private bedrooms and share a common bathroom. Short term students on campus for less than four weeks may be housed in double-occupancy rooms shared with a roommate.
Students requesting dormitory housing must complete a Dormitory Application and Contract form (found below) before they arrive for training. The minimum age to reside in AVTEC Residence Halls is 18 years old. Students who need accommodations for special needs should document them on the dormitory application. Pets are not permitted anywhere on the AVTEC campus.
Each residence hall bedroom is furnished with a standard twin-size bed, desk, dresser, mini-refrigerator and closet. Students are responsible for providing their own bedding and towels. Free laundry facilities are provided for students living in the residence halls, although students must bring their own laundry supplies. Room assignments are made at the discretion of the Residence Life staff, and students are encouraged to list housing or suitemate preferences on their housing application.
There are no coed rooms and non-residents are not permitted to stay in the dormitories overnight. Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. and are strictly enforced. The main entrance to each residence hall is accessible 24 hours a day while training programs are in session.
Cooking devices (hot plates, slow cookers, microwaves, etc.) are not permitted in residence hall rooms. Shared microwave ovens are provided for resident use in common areas. Students may bring most items from home–with the only exceptions being hazardous materials, firearms or knives with a blade longer than 3 1/2 inches.
Family Student Apartments
Family student apartments are available for students who are enrolled in programs greater than eight weeks in duration and who have dependents living with them fulltime. All occupants of family student apartments must be engaged in a full-time activity (AVTEC training, distance education, employment for pay or as a volunteer, child care, etc.). Applicants for family housing must complete a Family Housing Application (found below).
AVTEC maintains a variety of one, two and four-bedroom family student housing apartments for students and their families. Family student apartments are fully furnished with living room and bedroom furniture as well as a full kitchen. Family housing residents are responsible for providing their own bedding, towels, utensils, dishes and personal items.