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Guest Housing

After considerable thought and discussion, KPC’s Kenai River Campus has decided that the Residence Hall will go on a one-year hiatus, beginning June 30, 2020, to determine how the campus can move forward in the future.

Guest Housing

Kenai Peninsula College provides guest housing at the Kenai River Campus through Residence Life. Guest Housing is available throughout the year for students, faculty, staff, organizations, and groups.

Student Guest Housing

KPC hosts a number of online courses that have short residence requirements, usually spanning a day or two, to participate in intensive lab classes or sessions. Students participating in these classes are permitted to stay in the residence hall while attending the on-campus portion of their classes. They are provided with a private bedroom in a four bedroom/two bathroom apartment for $45 per night (linens not included).

This is a very popular program and rooms tend to book up quickly so Res Life staff recommends that you book your reservation early by calling 262-0253 or emailing Leslie Byrd at

Please be aware that the charges for staying in the residence hall will be applied to your student account after you have checked out. 


Visiting Faculty and Staff

KPC also provides housing to faculty and staff who may be visiting from other campuses to attend meetings, training, or just to collaborate with KPC faculty and staff. Faculty and staff will be offered a private bedroom in a four bedroom/two bathroom apartment. The cost is $50 per night (which includes linen) and the cost can be billed to the individual or to a department.

If you are a faculty or staff member who would like to reserve space in the residence hall for an upcoming visit to KPC or the Kenai Peninsula, please contact Leslie Byrd at 262-0253 or email her at

Guests who stay at KPC for more than two nights are eligible to request a Kitchen Kit.  Since guests stay in full apartments and have access to stoves, microwaves and other appliances, Residence Life provides, upon request, kits that contain pots and pans for preparing a meal and a complete place setting for four people.  

Organizations and Groups

KPC regularly hosts organizations and groups visiting KPC or the Kenai Peninsula. During the academic year, KPC is able to provide housing for small groups typically consisting of 1 to 16 people for one to five nights. Visitors will receive a private bedroom in a four bedroom and two bathroom apartment.   

During the summer, KPC can provide nightly accommodations for up to 64 people for short stays (1 to 7 Nights) or long stays (more than one week). In addition to providing nightly accommodations, which includes a private bedroom inside a four bedroom/2 bathroom apartment, there are a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces available in the hall. These spaces include the multipurpose room equipped with classroom technology, the fireplace commons, and 6 smaller lounge areas as well as an outdoor pavilion. 

To arrange for your organization or group to stay at KPC, please contact Tammie Willis at 262-0275 or email her at

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Taste of College

Kenai Peninsula College Residence Life hosts a program called Taste of College.  Open to high school juniors and seniors, Taste of College provides students with an opportunity to explore how college fits into their future plans and to gain an understanding of what they need to do to achieve their academic goals. 

The Taste of College experience begins with students spending the night in the residence hall where they get a chance to see what it is like to live in the residence hall.  While in the residence hall, they participate in programs hosted by residential students so they also get a chance to meet and talk with current college students.

The next morning, students visit the academic side of campus where they attend a class and meet with a faculty member.  They are also able to meet with academic advisors, financial counselors and other representatives from student services so they can learn what they need to do to prepare for college.

In short, the Taste of College program is about giving high school students on the Peninsula a bit of the college experience so they can make informed decisions about whether to go to college or not as well as what they may want to study while in college.

Specific Objectives:

  • Students will engage in the residential college experience where they will have a chance to meet and talk to residential students about their college experiences and living in the residence hall.
  • Students will meet with representatives from Student Services to learn about the application and advising process, understand the financial aid process and gather additional information to help ensure they are prepared when applying to college.
  • Students will have an opportunity to explore academic programs of interest, connect with faculty and gain an understanding of what they can do to better prepare themselves for academic success. 

If you are interested in learning more about KPC’s Taste of College program or would like to discuss tailoring a Taste of college session to meet the needs of your students, please contact Tammie Willis, Associate Director of Residence Life at or 907-262-0275.

Contact Info

Tammie Willis
Tammie Willis
KPC Associate Director of Residence Life
(907) 262-0275
University of Alaska Anchorage
KPC Residence Hall (KPSH) 101D
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Emily Knight
KPC Recruiter
(907) 262-0373
Kenai River Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 267
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