Visit UAF

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. Discover UAF today!



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.

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.

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

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



Directions to UAF 

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.

Park in the Nenana parking lot (4-E-4F) and get a visitor parking pass. Take the shuttle to the Eielson Building and walk to nearby Signers' HallLearn more information about parking.

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.

  • Alaska Airlines: 800-252-7522
  • Delta Airlines (summer only): 800-221-1212
  • RavnAir: 800-866-8394 (outside of Anchorage only or 907-266-8394 in Anchorage)
  • Frontier Airlines services 4 times a week non-stop flights to/from Denver (summer only): 800-432-1359
  • United Airlines services daily non-stop flights to/from Denver and Chicago (summer only): 800-864-8331

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


On-campus accommodations available for campus visits

On-campus guest housing for Inside Out is available starting at $35 per night. Linens and towels are included. Please visit the Department of Residence Life guest housing page for more information or to make a reservation.




The Office of Admissions is located in Signers' Hall.

Pay-by-plate, short-term parking (8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F) is available close to Signers' Hall in parking lots 3A and 3C. 

Pay-and-display, long-term parking (8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F) is available in the Nenana parking lots 4E-4F. A shuttle service operates Mon.-Fri. from the Nenana parking lot to Signers' Hall.



About the Fairbanks campus and area

The 2,250-acre Fairbanks campus, located near the center of Alaska, offers limitless opportunities for activity and recreation. Fairbanks, Alaska's second largest city, sits on the banks of the Chena River in the heart of Alaska.