Wood Center

The William Ransom Wood Center, under the Division of Student and Enrollment Services, is the focal point of campus activities and services available to the university and Fairbanks community.

Services available at Wood Center include event scheduling, campus information, dining facilities, a television area, meeting rooms, laundry and shower facilities, and a recreation area with pool tables, video games and a bowling alley. Wood Center also has the campus lost and found center, an automated teller machine, tickets to cultural and sporting events, a branch of the Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union and the Global Café with newspapers from around the world.

Wood Center is home to the Student Activities Office and Nanook Traditions. Student Activities organizes events designed to entertain, educate and inspire the UAF community. Nanook Traditions are among UAF's most highly anticipated annual events. These include the Starvation Gulch bonfires in October, International Education Week in November, Winter Carnival in March and Nanook SpringFest in late April.

Explore Alaska's wild frontier by joining an Outdoor Adventures excursion. Outdoor Adventures organizes a variety of outings such as hikes, white-water raft trips and rock climbing excursions. We also offer courses such as ice climbing, sea kayaking and wilderness leadership. Outdoor Adventures rents equipment including backpacks, canoes, cross-country skis and much more. Visit Outdoor Adventures in the Wood Center or online at www.uaf.edu/outdoor for more information.

The UAF Leadership Program provides opportunities for students to learn about and practice leadership skills. Student leaders are recognized through the Emerging Leader Scholarship, the Nanook Leaders Celebration and graduation with leadership honors. The Leadership Program also serves as a clearinghouse for other leadership opportunities on and off campus, and is home to a community service outreach program offering service opportunities and connections to agencies needing volunteers. The Leadership Program office is located in 101I Wood Center or visit online at www.uaf.edu/leadership/.

More than 100 student organizations are active on campus, including clubs, honor societies and Greek life organizations. Membership in a student organization can help you make social connections. It can also help in career and leadership development and enhance your resume. Each semester a student organizations fair provides an opportunity to learn more about these diverse groups. You can also contact the Leadership Program office to learn more about UAF student organizations.

The Wood Center Pub offers evening entertainment for those 21 and over with live music, an open mic night, movies, trivia games and dance lessons. Special events include theme nights, beer and wine tastings, comedy performances, casing night and more.

For more information on these services and programs, call 907-474-7037 or visit online at www.uaf.edu/woodcenter/.


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