Info for parents
The college decision is as important for parents as it can be for a student. Here at UAF, we realize that parents need to have just as much information about an institution as their son or daughter. So we've created this parents' page to give important information about UAF's academics, student services, health services and parent support.
Check out what's going on through UAF Admissions and how you and your family can get to know UAF better.
Wondering when your son or daughter will be home for the holiday break? Holidays and dorm closings can be found on the UAF events calendar or at the academic calendar.
Review the dates for all things academic for the current semester.
At UAF, students can choose from more than 168 degrees and 33 certificates in 126 different disciplines, and have access to independent study programs, special majors, career internships and exchange and honors programs.
The university has enjoyed accreditation since 1934, with additional specialty accreditation or certification in: chemistry, computer science, education, engineering, forestry, journalism, management, medical assisting, music, natural resources management, social work and wildlife biology.
You can review UAF's core curriculum and all the courses and degrees offered in the UAF catalog. For registration information, check out the Fairbanks campus' latest registration guide, where you can also view the current final exam schedule. Community campus schedules can also be found online.
Dedicated Students interested in an enriched core curriculum and specially designed courses in all disciplines are encouraged to apply to UAF's Honors Program.
UAF boasts an extremely safe campus with our own police force right next door to the UAF residence halls. For more information about safety, crime statistics and the campus police visit the UAF Police website. The UAF police force offers several safety services including police escorts, and Parking Services offers vehicle jumpstarts.
If you have concerns about your child's safety, please contact Don Foley, director of judicial services/associate vice chancellor for student life, at (907) 474-7317.
There are many services to help all UAF students succeed. Read about many of these resources at the Division of Student Services.
UAF Health and Counseling services
The mission of the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center is to help all UAF students stay healthy, grow and develop personally and do as well as they can in their university studies. Health and Counseling offers multiple services right on campus including medical care and counseling with the student insurance plan.
Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students with documented disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Housing and Dining Services
Preparing for college means both anxiety and excitement for many students, but parents often experience similar feelings. The student isn't the only one adjusting to academic, social and residential changes. At UAF, we want all Nanook parents to be informed and prepared. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Orientation information for parents
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