Residential Life

Ptarmigan Hall

Ptarmigan Hall is the secondary education student residence hall. Its three stories can accommodate up to 350 students and several live-in staff members, and it allows additional space for lounges, activity rooms, programming, offices, etc.

The upper floors benefit from a view of the airstrip and the Yukon River and mountains behind it.

Only residents, staff, parents, and approved guests are permitted on the grounds. Information specific to Ptarmigan Hall and its residents is located in the Student Handbook

Ptarmigan Hall Dorm Room
Ptarmigan Hall Lounge Area
Ptarmigan Hall Game Corner
Ptarmigan Hall Computer Lab
Ptarmigan Hall Game Room


Kkuskkuno “SUB”

Kkuskkuno is the Athabascan word for “a place to gather.” And, this building is our student union “SUB”. In the Kkuskkuno we have a game room with billiards, air hockey and ping pong tables, the student store, a movie/video game room.

We can also host dances and other social programs, the Fireside Lounge within the building offers barstool seating, couches, and this is where the student store is located.

Iditarod Hall

A new addition to campus, Iditarod Hall is the adult residence hall for postsecondary students residing at GILA. It houses students and staff members.

The building is a self-sustaining living environment, and laundry facilities. High school students are not permitted in Iditarod Hall without GILA staff supervision.

Two Seasons Dining Hall

The Two Seasons Dining Hall is home to a highly skilled kitchen staff and chef who prepare three meals a day on school days and two meals a day on non-school days. Unlike regular school cafeteria food, we distinguish our facility as a dining hall due to the selection of fresh fruits, a salad bar, and desserts that accompany the entrees at every meal.

In addition to a spacious commons area that also serves as a place to host dances, movies, and other social programs. Culinary Arts classes are conducted here as well. The Two Seasons Dining Hall is operated under the highest food preparation and sanitation standards to offer students and staff the best in selection, taste, quality, and safety.

Students are expected to maintain sanitation and cleanliness standards when in the dining hall and to behave in a way that allows others to dine peacefully and safely.


The gymnasium, aside from housing Physical Education classes during the school day, is used largely for student athletic and recreational use in the evenings and on weekends.

It houses a three quarter size basketball court, a weight room, two racquetball courts, and a storage room containing snowshoes, ski gear, and other equipment for student use.