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1999-2000 Catalog

Student Services

Campus Resources: What's Available

Athletics and Recreation

For information on recreational activities or intramurals, call (907) 474-6814. For intercollegiate athletics information, call (907) 474-7205.


The Student Recreation Center, completed in 1994, is the newest addition to UAF's Student Recreation Complex (SRC). Along with the Patty Center and Ice Arena, the complex houses a variety of sports and physical activities facilities: multipurpose areas for basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, calisthenics, dance, gymnastics, judo and karate; rifle and pistol range; courts for handball, racquetball and squash; an elevated 200-meter three-lane jogging track; a swimming pool; weight training and modern fitness equipment areas; an ice arena for recreational skating and hockey; a special aerobics area; and a three-story climbing wall.

A soccer and softball field is adjacent to the center, and the campus has many miles of cross-country trails for running and skiing, including a lighted ski trail. The Patty Center gymnasium is the location for all spectator events, with seating for 2,000.

Locker and shower facilities are adjacent to the swimming pool. Cubicle lockers are available for rent, on a semester basis, by all activity card holders. A limited number of full-length lockers are also rented by the semester or year.

The SRC is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays, with exceptions to the schedule during holiday periods. Many areas are available for use on a drop-in basis unless an activity is scheduled in that area. Areas requiring supervising (swimming pool, rifle range, etc.) provide a consistent schedule of recreational hours. A student's activity sticker permits access to the SRC. Children under age 18 are not allowed to use SRC facilities unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Intramural Sports

A wide variety of structured recreational activities -- such as intramural leagues and competitions, aerobic workouts, fitness and recreation instruction -- are offered to allow all students to use their leisure time to learn new lifetime skills, to play using those they already have and to stay fit. Additionally, unstructured use of the recreational facilities through the scheduling of both traditional and non-traditional sport and activity use allows students, faculty and staff to pursue diverse fitness and recreational interests. Development and support of sport clubs is in response to student interest and resources.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to use the Student Recreation Complex and the intramural and recreational sport program. Please contact the SRC office if confronted with any barriers to participation.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The UAF Nanooks intercollegiate athletic program is a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with ice hockey classified as Division I. UAF is a member of the Pacific West Conference (PWC) and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). The Division II sports sponsored include men's and women's basketball, cross-country running, cross-country skiing, coed rifle and women's volleyball. To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics:

If you are an entering freshman, you must:

  1. Be certified through the NCAA Clearinghouse. For more information, see your high school counselor or call the UAF athletic department at (907) 474-7205.
  2. Be admitted to UAF in good academic standing; and
  3. Provide transcripts for any college courses taken.

If you are a transferring student you must:

  1. Provide high school graduation records including SAT or ACT scores;
  2. Provide transcripts or other official records of previous college experience(s); and
  3. Meet all UAF and NCAA regulations relating to transferring credits and eligibility.

As a UAF student/athlete, to remain eligible for participation you must have:

  1. Earned 24 credit hours each year while at UAF;
  2. Earned at least a 2.0 GPA during the preceding academic year while at UAF;
  3. Earned at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA while at UAF; and
  4. Declared a major at the beginning of the third academic year.

It is the responsibility of each student/athlete to fulfill the academic requirements of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. These requirements may vary depending on the sport being considered. The coach of that sport or the intercollegiate athletics department will assist you.