Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is my honor to serve as the ninth chancellor of the university in its 100 year history. Founded in 1917, UAF has grown to become the global leader in Arctic research, and a university known for Alaska Native and Indigenous studies. As a Land, Sea, Space and Air grant university, UAF fills a state and national need for research, teaching, service and outreach.

Unlike most research universities, UAF is proud to house a complete community and technical college that serves students who desire occupational endorsements, certificates and associate degrees. Truly, UAF is one of the few universities in the world where one can start with a 9-credit occupational endorsement and finish with a Ph.D.

UAF is proud of our rural campuses, four of which serve communities that cannot be reached by road. These campuses are integral parts of their communities and serve many students for whom a UAF education is the first college degree in the family.

I thank you for taking the time visit UAF on the web. I encourage you to learn more, take a tour, enroll in a class, participate in an event or engage with one of our more than 3,000 employees or more than 9,000 students who are making a difference for Alaska and the world.

Daniel M. White
UAF Chancellor

Listening session on expedited academic program review

Save the date for Tuesday, Feb. 23, when Chancellor Dan White will host an online listening session on expedited academic program review. He will be joined by interim Vice Chancellor Charlene Stern and Provost Anupma Prakash. The session will take place from 1-2 p.m. 

You can give feedback by participating in the session by Zoom, or watch online at media.uaf.edu.

Information on how to participate in the listening session will be announced soon.

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Prospective student tour the Fairbanks campus

Budget advocacy

Tell your UAF story. Keep our university strong!

Budget advocacy information
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Have an idea that you would like the chancellor to review and consider?

Ideas can be anything from a new service on campus, process improvement, new research or innovation. All ideas are welcome.

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Attend an athletic event with the chancellor

The Alaska Nanook athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels.

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