Welcome to UAF!

Congratulations on your acceptance! We look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals and explore the possibilities of the Last Frontier — where inspiration is around every bend, independence is championed and adventure is inevitable.

Use this website as a trail guide to the next steps you need to take on your path to becoming a Nanook.

More information can be found on the Military and Veterans website or at the Graduate School. If you're an international student, head over to the International Student Trail Guide for everything you need to do and know before you come to Fairbanks. 

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Schedule a campus visit

Haven't visited campus yet? We are happy to connect you with your department and set up an academic advising appointment, as well as give you a campus tour, have you meet with financial aid and speak to an admissions counselor.

You're coming, right?

We're ready for you! Let us know whether you'd like to accept your admission, postpone it, or if you'll be unable to attend.


Read the directions on how to apply, then over to UA Online to sign in and complete the application.

Academic calendar

Steps to take before you arrive:

1. Financial Aid

Financial Aid: Apply now for the FAFSA and scholarships. Alaska high school graduates have a deadline of June 30 to file the FAFSA for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.

2. Claim your UA username and password

Claim your UA username and password: You will need this to access multiple services available to UAF students as well as UAOnline, which serves as your student portal for registration, financial aid, housing and other services. If you need assistance logging in, follow the instructions for claiming or resetting your information. For more assistance, contact the OIT Support Center at 800-478-8226, 907-450-8300 or helpdesk@alaska.edu.

3. Check your residency

Check your residency: We may need additional information from you to approve in-state tuition (PDF) or for the Western Undergraduate Exchange program (WUE). Your acceptance letter will indicate your residency status or you can check UAOnline.

4. Academic Advising

Academic Advising: Class registration begins in early April for the fall semester and early November for the spring semester. Set up an appointment with your academic advisor prior to the start of registration, via phone or email, before registering for classes. Make sure you have submitted current ACT or SAT scores for English placement and have completed the ALEKS math placement module so your advisor can help you get in the right classes.

5. Registration

Registration: Register early for your courses to get the best selection on UAOnline. Textbooks can be ordered online or purchased at the UAF Bookstore.


FERPA: Now that you have registered for classes, we will only be able to provide information to you. If you would like for your parents, guardian, or another individual to contact UAF concerning your information, a FERPA release (PDF) will need to be filed.

7. Get your UAF email address

Get your UAF email address: After you register for classes, make sure to set up your UAF email so you get important information from UAF. This email can also be forwarded to your preferred email address.

8. Housing and mail

Housing and mail: If you plan to live in a campus residence hall, complete and return the residence hall application (PDF). If you want to receive mail on campus, sign up for a mailbox online.

9. Dining Services

Dining ServicesMeal plans are required for residents living on campus and are also available for commuter students.

10. Health inventory and immunization record

Health inventory and immunization record: For students living on campus, complete the health inventory form (PDF) before arriving. Curious about services the Student Health and Counseling Center offers? Check out the Student Health and Counseling Center website.

11. New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation: This program is required for most new students, and it provides plenty of useful information. You will automatically be enrolled if you are a new first-year student or you can reserve your space now if you are a transfer student. 

Wilderness Welcome is a great way to have an Alaskan adventure before you begin New Student Orientation. Outdoor Adventures offers up to five separate group trips just before the start of New Student Orientation.

12. Paying for school

Paying for school: Financial aid is applied to your student account about two weeks prior to the first day of class. Check your UAOnline account for the arrival of your financial aid, to accept any student loans and pay your balance. The Office of the Bursar also has payment plan options and instructions on how to set up your direct deposit for any refunds.

13. Campus safety

Your safety on campus is important to us and we would like you to be prepared prior to arriving on campus. Haven and AlcoholEdu are two trainings that help students make safe, healthy choices. These trainings are required prior to arrival on campus. You can learn more about Haven and AlcoholEdu, as well as get directions on how to take the trainings.

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