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Discover UAF events

Students enjoy getting doused with colored dye before participating in a 5-kilometer run during SpringFest on the Fairbanks campus.
Students enjoy getting doused with colored dye before participating in a 5-kilometer run during SpringFest on the Fairbanks campus.

Choosing a college is a big decision. We can make it easy.

The Discover UAF open house series is an exciting opportunity to tour campus, meet faculty, staff and students, and get a glimpse of UAF life. Events are open to all; however, they are geared for high school juniors and seniors.

Most events are held from 1 - 3:30 p.m. 

Discover UAF: Inside Out

March 14 and June 27, 2014

The Discover UAF: Inside Out program is our most comprehensive preview day. Students and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, get answers and experience life at UAF during UAF Inside Out, a preview event designed to let you see what the University of Alaska Fairbanks is all about--from the inside out. We'll turn the university inside out so you can get the real story on financial aid, the admission process, classes and professors at UAF, extracurricular fun, and our outstanding academic programs.

  • Meet with admissions and financial aid representatives
  • Discover academic and undergraduate research opportunity
  • Preview university life and the residential experience
  • Tour campus
  • Enjoy a free lunch on us!

Find out more about and register for Inside Out.

Discover UAF: Honors and UA Scholars Programs

TBD for fall 2014

The Discover UAF: Honors and UA Scholars Program is designed to profile the UAF Honors and UA Scholars programs which provide an academic and social home for exceptionally talented and motivated students. During the open house you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet the honors program faculty, staff, and students
  • Discover academic and research opportunities for honors students
  • Preview university life and the residential experience
  • Tour campus
  • Enjoy a free lunch on us!

Register now!

Discover UAF: Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships

Nov. 16, 2013

The Discover UAF: Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarships programs are designed to profile the admissions, financial aid and scholarship processes here at UAF. During this open house you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with admissions and financial aid representatives
  • Discover academic and undergraduate research opportunities
  • Preview university life and the residential experience
  • Tour campus from 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a free lunch on us!

Register now!

Discover UAF: Registration, Advising and Financial Aid

TBD for spring 2014

This event is your opportunity to get your UAF academic advising, class registration and financial aid information all at one event. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $150 credit toward their tuition costs.

  • Meet with an academic advisor to discuss your class options
  • Sign up classes on-site
  • Discuss your financial aid with our financial aid advisors.
  • Receive personalized attention
  • Don't miss out!

Register now!

Discover UAF: Military, Veterans and Families

2-5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2014

This event encompasses everything active military, veterans or their dependents need to know about UAF and the resources available to help them succeed. During this open house you'll have the opportunity to:
 

  • Meet with admissions, transfer credit and financial aid representatives who specialize in military and veteran students
  • Meet with the Veterans' Services staff
  • Learn about the services and programs available to military and veteran students
  • Tour campus
  • Enjoy an afternoon snack

Register now!

These students have jobs serving as referees for outdoor intramural broomball on the ice in front of the SRC.
These students have jobs serving as referees for outdoor intramural broomball on the ice in front of the SRC.

Daily campus tours

Students and their parents take a campus tour.
Students and their parents take a campus tour.

There's no better way to find out if a school is right for you than to visit in person. See the whole campus in action. Talk to students, staff and faculty. Check out the residence halls, facilities, extracurricular activities, student employment opportunities and more.

Departing daily on weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the Signers' Hall lobby, tours generally last 1-1.5 hours and cover campus academic facilities, residence life and student life. Tours may be tailored to meet your interest. Bring walking shoes and weather appropriate attire.

Your visit can include:

  • an informational session with an admissions counselor
  • a student-led campus tour
  • private appointments with professors, academic advisors and financial aid counselors
  • classroom visits
  • lunch on us!

Fill out our campus visit request form to customize your visit.

Individual visits

Individual visits are available Monday through Friday, year-round, except during campus closures. If you would like to schedule an individual visit, please fill out the campus visit request form or contact Amy Wald.

Group visits

If you would like to bring a group of students to UAF for a campus tour and/or meeting with Admissions, please fill out the group campus visit request form.


Directions to UAF

Automobile

Coming from Anchorage on the Parks Highway: Take the Geist Road exit and turn left onto Geist. Continue east on Geist for 1/2 mile to Thompson Dr. Turn left onto Thompson Drive, which ends at a traffic circle. Take the first right (Tanana Loop East).

Coming from Delta Junction on the Richardson Highway: Approximately 10 miles past North Pole, take the exit on the right labeled “Denali Park.” You are now on the Mitchell Expressway. After approximately three miles, take the Geist Road exit, and turn right onto Geist Road. Continue east on Geist for 1/2 mile to Thompson Drive. Turn left onto Thompson drive, which ends at a traffic circle. Take the first right (Tanana Loop East).

For additional help, refer to our campus map.

Parking
Park in the Nenana lot and get a visitor parking pass. Take the shuttle to the Eielson Building.

Plane

Alaska Airlines links to major airlines through Seattle and offers service to Boston, Denver, Miami, Newark, New York City and Washington, D.C. The Fairbanks International Airport, three miles from campus, offers rental cars, taxi and limousine service.

Train

The Alaska Railroad has service from Anchorage to the downtown Fairbanks railroad depot, located about four miles from campus. From the station, taxis and borough buses are available.

Reservations and information: 800-544-0552

 

What if you can't visit in person?

UAF students Ian Wilkinson and Raphaela Sieber enjoy a morning loop around the campus ski trails.
UAF students Ian Wilkinson and Raphaela Sieber enjoy a morning loop around the campus ski trails.

Don't worry; you can still get to know us.



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