Wood Center

The William Ransom Wood Campus Center, under the Division of Student and Enrollment Services, is the focal point of campus activities and services available to the university and Fairbanks community.

Services available at Wood Center include event scheduling, campus information, dining facilities, a television area, meeting rooms, laundry and shower facilities, and a recreation area with pool tables, video games and a bowling alley. Wood Center also has a lost and found center, an automatic teller machine (ATM), tickets to cultural and sporting events, a branch of Northern Schools Federal Credit Union and the Global Café with newspapers from around the world.

Wood Center is the home of the Student Activities Office and Nanook Traditions. Student Activities provides entertainment ranging from movie series like the Banff Mountain Film Festival and the Animation Show to performers and speakers such as Chuck D, Morgan Spurlock, Rob Corddry and Sekou the Misfit. Student Activities also programs musical performances such as Flogging Molly, Jason Ringenberg, Robby Fulks and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Nanook Traditions are signature events for UAF such as Starvation Gulch (early October), International Education Week (November), Winter Carnival (March) and Nanook SpringFest (April). All of these events combine fun and community spirit.

Explore Alaska's wild frontier when you join Outdoor Adventures excursions. Enjoy a variety of trips that include canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and rock climbing. Outdoor Adventures co-leads academic courses through collaborations with Summer Sessions and the Tanana Valley Campus. Classes such as Wilderness First Responder, Introduction to Winter Camping, Technical Climbing and Painting in the Brooks Range are available through these partnerships. Outdoor Adventures also rents equipment including backpacks, canoes, cross-country skis, tents, sleeping bags, bear-resistant food containers and much more. Visit Outdoor Adventures in the Wood Center or online at www.uaf.edu/outdoor/ for more information.

The UAF Leadership Program provides opportunities for students to learn about and practice leadership skills. Activities include student organizations, Greek Life, the Fall Student Leadership Conference, Coffee Conversations and Leadership Dates. Student leaders are recognized through the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, the Nanook Honors Celebration and Graduation with Leadership Honors. The Leadership Program also serves as a clearinghouse for other leadership opportunities off and on campus and is home to a community service outreach program offering service opportunities and connections to agencies that need volunteers. The leadership office is located in 101B Wood Center or visit online at www.uaf.edu/leadership/.

For those 21 and over, the Wood Center Pub offers evening entertainment with live music, an open mic night and various professional sporting events shown on the big screen television. Special events include poetry slams, beer and wine tastings, comedy performances and casino night.

For more information on these services and programs, telephone (907) 474-7037 or visit us online at www.uaf.edu/woodcenter/.