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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Campus

Main Campus

The main campus of Alaska Pacific University sits on 170 heavily wooded acres near the center of Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. The campus includes summer and winter recreational trails, state-of-the-art facilities, and magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. The University is located on the traditional homelands of the Dena’ina people. We seek to honor this heritage with our commitment to place-based learning, celebration of community and traditional, and good stewardship of this land.

Atwood Center was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone who also designed the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This main building serves as a hub of student activities and includes the dining hall, indoor climbing wall, weight room, outdoor program gear room, art studio, APU Chapel, Academic Support Center, computer lab, and offices of the Dean of Students, Campus Life, counseling, and university chaplain. Atwood South and Atwood North are residence halls.

Segelhorst Residence Hall opened in Fall 2007 to provide apartment style living quarters for 24 students.

Grant Hall is the university’s original academic center, with classrooms, administrative offices, bookstore, coffee cart, mailroom, theater and adjacent Conoco-Phillips Art Gallery. The BP Science Center on the third floor sports state-of-the-art lab equipment, while the second floor classrooms also offer technologically “smart” classrooms.

The Carr Gottstein Academic Center, constructed in 1992, is a modern learning facility that features classrooms, faculty offices, seminar and conference rooms, a lecture hall, and an art exhibition area.

Gould Hall originally served as a residence hall. It currently houses classroom and lab space, including a Nursing simulation lab, Marine and Environmental Sciences programs, and research centers. Gould Hall is also the home of the Marketing and Communication department.

Grace Hall and Dr. Glenn Olds Hall houses the U.S. Geological Survey offices and advanced mapping laboratories.

The Jim Mahaffey Trail System provides skiing, skijoring, running, hiking, and bicycling opportunities through more than 4.5 km of trails that connect with Anchorage’s city-wide trail system.

The Homer and Ruth Moseley Sports Center houses a swimming pool, basketball courts, and yoga studio. Campus recreation is further enhanced by University Lake, a habitat to waterfowl and other wildlife, and the Ross Olds Soccer Field, which is used for activities such as softball, frisbee, and soccer.

The Consortium Library serves university students and faculty. It is operated through an agreement between Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Centrally located, the library contains more than 760,000 bound volumes including original government documents, sheet music, non-print media, and a special Alaskana collection.

The Elmo Sackett Broadcast Center, housing KSKA and KAKM, Anchorage’s public radio and public television stations, is located on the APU campus.

Campus Map

Click here to view the Campus Map on the Alaska Pacific University website.

Kellogg Campus

6404 N Lossing Road, Palmer AK 99645

The Kellogg Campus of Alaska Pacific University is a 900-acre working farm in the Matanuska Valley, 40 miles north of Anchorage in Palmer, AK. Given in trust to Alaska Pacific University by former trustee and dairy farmer Louise Kellogg, the Spring Creek farm at the Kellogg Campus hosts a variety of education programs, including coursework for the Master of Science degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education and the BA in Sustainability Studies, farmer training activities, student internships, and the FIELD School, an environmental learning center for home-schooled students.  The farm also provides hands-on experiential education in ecological horticulture and food system resilience.  Food produced on the farm is used by APU dining services and distributed through a farmer’s market and community-supported agriculture (CSA) shares. A portion of the food grown by students is donated to the Alaska Tilth program. The Kellogg Campus is central to APU’s commitment to community engagement, place-based learning, and the recognition of Indigenous knowledge and cultures.