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.


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Can't visit us in person? Then our virtual tour is for you. Our maps, videos, photos and 360s will help you get acquainted with the main campus.  Once you've concluded your tour, contact Admissions for more information or apply online.

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Prospective student tour group on the Fairbanks campus

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.

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Steps to take before you arrive:

UAF Online Orientation will introduce you to the tools and information necessary to make a smooth transition to UAF. Nine interactive modules give you the tools for success through a mix of text, videos, games and quizzes. Complete on your own time before your first semester at UAF.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Housing and Mail: Living on campus is what college is all about. Apply for housing early to ensure the best selection. Also, did you know we have our own zip code? Apply to receive mail on campus.

Dining Services: Meal plans are required for residents living on campus and are also available for commuter students.

Before arriving to campus, please complete the health inventory and submit your immunization record if you will be living on campus. You can also check out the services available at the Student Health and Counseling Center.

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.

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.

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.