The William Ransom Wood Center, under the Division of Student 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 and a branch of the Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union.
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 September, International Education Week in November, Winter Carnival in February and Nanook SpringFest in late April. For more information visit www.uaf.edu/activity/.
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/woodcenter/outdoor/ for more information.
The UAF Leadership, Involvement and Volunteer Experience program provides opportunities for students to learn about and practice leadership skills and become involved on campus and in the community. Through the LIVE program students can complete and earn Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development certificates. The COLD certificates provide tangible ways for students to be recognized for leadership development within the UAF community and beyond. To find out more about the LIVE Program, visit 1011 Wood Center or 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 LIVE 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/.