Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

Fall registration off to a great start
Photo provided by KPC Advancement The KRC Residence Hall construction is rapidly progressing with the majority of suites already painted. The living and dining room area is shown here with two, private bedrooms and a bath down the hallway.

Once again, KPC enrollments are trending upward as the general registration period for the fall semester gets underway. The pace of KPC system wide enrollment compared to this time last year is up more than five percent. The fall semester begins Aug. 26.


Summer semester registration is also open and students can register up until the first day of the class. Some courses are offered in a condensed, five-week block.

Register for KPC classes at UAOnline from the KPC website homepage. For more information, call KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or e-mail

KRC's new residence hall garnering interest

Since KPC’s Kenai River Campus Residence Hall application period opened on April 15, applications have steadily been arriving.

“Actually, it’s a pretty good start for new applications,” said Tammie Willis, associate director of residence life. “They will trickle in, two to three a day, until mid-June. That is when we will get slammed, “ predicted Willis.

As current marketing efforts take hold throughout the state, KPC expects the residence hall to attract students who are looking for alternatives to the larger University of Alaska campuses. It has been challenging to market a facility that is currently being constructed, but the promise of brand new, fully-furnished, modern apartments, workout and game rooms and cozy common spaces have students (and their parents) interested.

Among the multitude of details she is handling as she puts together the program, Willis is in the process of hiring staff that will join her Residence Life team. Hannah Heath-Parker, a KPC graduate, is the first staff member hired as a half-time administrative assistant.

Students can apply to live in the new hall online at To be eligible for the program, students must meet the criteria for student status and be registered for at least nine credits; preference will be given to students taking twelve or more credits. A $40 application fee and a refundable $300 security deposit must be paid at the time the application is filed online. The online form allows payment with a credit card. Students under 18 years old must apply using the paper application form that requires the signature of a parent or guardian.

For more information, please contact KRC Student Services at 262-0330 or e-mail Tammie Willis.

KRC textbook buyback

The KRC Bookstore will be buying back used student textbooks from April 22-May 9. Students can stop by the bookstore between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and sell their books.

Please contact the KRC Bookstore at 262-0312 for more information.

Kenai Peninsula College Council seeks member

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking an interested community member to fill a Central Peninsula At-large seat on the College Council. The borough-wide council serves as an advisory board to the college director and advocates for the interests of the college to the community and legislature. Members serve three-year terms.

Central Peninsula residents interested in serving should submit a letter of interest and resume by May 3 to: College Director, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Rd., Soldotna AK 99669. Those selected will be seated at the 6 p.m., Sept. 12 council meeting at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna.

Interested individuals with questions can call 262-0318.


This column is provided by Suzie Kendrick, Advancement Programs Manager at Kenai Peninsula College.