Inside Out

A group of hardy UAF students join the 40° below club by posing in their shorts or swimsuits by the time & temperature sign at an extreme temperature of 40° below or colder.
A group of hardy UAF students join the 40° below club by posing in their shorts or swimsuits by the time & temperature sign at an extreme temperature of 40° below or colder.

Date: March 14, 2014 and June 27, 2014
Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The event ends at 3:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Fine Arts Complex

Ask questions, get answers and experience life at UAF during UAF Inside Out. This free event for high school juniors and seniors will be held Friday, March 14. Parents and guests are welcome to join in on the discovery. 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.

Fairbanks is hosting the 2014 Arctic Winter Games starting on  Saturday, March 15 .  There will be a number of athletes from the circumpolar North and space will be limited in Fairbanks area hotels during Inside Out. If you are coming from out of town we recommend making your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The Arctic Winter Games and Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau websites can help locate available hotels, bed & breakfasts, and other housing options. 

On-the-spot admissions

To participate in on-the-spot admissions, a student must be a senior in high school, register for Inside Out and apply for admission online using the Inside Out application. Official transcripts must arrive two days prior to the event. We're waiving the application fee for students who take part in on-the-spot admissions during Inside Out.

Please follow these instructions for applying for admission using the Inside Out application:

  • Visit UAOnline
  • Click the 3rd link down, Apply for Admissions 
  • Select option 2 - "New Student". It's written in red.
  • Create a Log in and PIN. Make it something easy to remember in case you need to access this application again.
  • Select "University of  Alaska Fairbanks"
  • Choose the "Inside Out March 14" application. 
  • Fill out the application

Request your official high school transcript be sent to UAF from your school counselor. Transcripts must arrive two days prior to Inside Out. If your test scores are not on your high school transcript, request that your official ACT or SAT scores be sent to UAF.


This is a sample of what Inside Out might look like.

7:45 a.m.

Check-In and Registration
Come in and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while checking in, and meet UAF’s schools and colleges.

8:40 a.m.

Inspiration starts here. Find out how your day will inspire you to become a Nanook.

9:15 a.m.

Mock Classes (various locations)
Find out more about our exciting schools and colleges. Catch a glimpse of what the classroom experience is like here at UAF.

9:15 a.m.

Transitioning to College.

Every year millions of parents send their children off to college. We will provide valuable tips to help make the transition easier, and help you be the best possible parent of a college student.

10:15 a.m.

Walking Tours
Pack your comfortable shoes and your warm winter gear. This walking tour will take you through residence life, academic buildings and the recreational facilities. Accommodations are available for individuals with mobility challenges.

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Choose your own schedule
There are so many options in college. Take this time to create your own schedule and check out a few of our inspiring opportunities, services and places.

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. (30 minute session)

  • Admissions Process
    Let us be your guide. We’ll take a walk through the admissions application and requirements.
  • On your own:
    • Lunch
      Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at our campus dining hall.
    • Honors House
      Drop into the honors house to say hello and take the tour.
    • Bookstore
      Take a break to check out the apparel in the bookstore. Also find out about how our textbook system works here at UAF.
    • Safety First!
      Visit the Whitaker Building, home of the UAF Police Station, the University Fire Department, University Health & Counseling, and Disability Services.
    • Art Walk
      Take a stroll through the UAF Student Art Gallery.

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. (30 minute sessions)

  • Explore! Study Abroad or Away
    Find out about how you can study abroad internationally through the Study Abroad program and/or study away through the National Student Exchange program.
2 p.m.

UAF Student Panel 
Hear what inspired our current students to attend UAF. These student representatives are here to answer your questions.

2 p.m. PARENTS
Taking Care of Business Panel
Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, Student Services and the Business Office. Find out how to help you and your child navigate the transition to college.
3 p.m. Grand Finale!


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