UAF Nanook Rendezvous

July 22-24, 2021



Join us for the 2021 Nanook Rendezvous Reunion!


This year’s celebration will offer both in-person and virtual events. No matter where you are, connect with UAF and your fellow alumni. Admission to all events is free. No registration is required.

Bring your family and friends! We would love to see you in person if you are in Fairbanks. Social distancing and COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

Thursday, July 22

Virtual Campus Tours and Esports

12:00 p.m.

This virtual tour will highlight recent additions to campus, including the new bowhead whale exhibit at the UA Museum of the North and the Alaska Esports Center. After the tour, experience an alumni gaming event hosted by the Alaska Esports crew. Players will need a tablet or smartphone with internet access. The link for the game will be prompted live at 12:30pm.

Mike Juell, Esports Coordinator, will be hosting a variety of Jackbox games. No experience required! Join us for a series of silly games where you can share your punniest ideas. Answer prompts such as "The best way to impress an alien from Mars is..." or "The hit song from Recycling: The Musical."  It will be a fun competition full of laughs, and a chance for you to get answers to questions about esports at UAF!

Keep the stream up on your computer screen!  You will need it to see instructions to play along! Here’s what you’ll do to participate.

  • On a separate device (it can be a tablet, smartphone, etc.) head to
  • Once there, you will see two boxes to fill out, one for your display name (the name others will see during the game) and a four letter room code from the virtual event.  
  • Stay on the live stream on Facebook or YouTube to follow along.  


Outdoor Open House

2:00 p.m.

If you are in Fairbanks, meet outside Constitution Hall for some treats and pick up your brand new UAF Alumni tee. Get a map of the new features on campus and check them out on your own personal tour.  Featured places to check out on campus include; The Museum of the North, Rasmuson Library, Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility, the Wood Center-which houses the Alaska Esports Center and the Georgeson Botanical Gardens. The UAF alumni team will be there with goodies and information for you!


Friday, July 23

Fairbanks Friday

All day

Support locally-owned businesses that support UAF by picking up some take-out and Nanook Nation goodies. Meet up with fellow alumni, family and friends at your favorite spot on campus or around town. Participating businesses include; HooDoo Brewing Company, Ursa Major Distilling, The Roaming Root Cellar, and Cafe de Stir It Up. Ursa Major is featuring a Polar Sour libation, HooDoo is making a special cask of grapefruit IPA and Cafe De Stir It Up is making a Nook lemon and blueberry cake-to celebrate their Blue and Gold Pride!

Nanook Night at the Alaska Goldpanners

7:00 p.m.

Join us for Nanook Night at the Alaska Goldpanners baseball game. Invite your family and friends. There will be prizes and the UAF Bookstore will be there. Get your free admission ticket to the Goldpanners Game here (PDF).


Saturday, July 24

Golden Days Parade

Join UAF for the annual Golden Days Grande Parade. Show your pride by wearing your UAF gear and touring the entries.