Student Resources & Opportunities

Prepare for success, from admissions to registration.

Pass your classes with flying colors.

Get involved in and around UAF.

Unwind and explore all UAF has to offer in your off time.

Start Your Semester Here

We have everything you need to get started, whether it is your first semester or your senior year. Browse below for information regarding admissions, advising, registration, tuition payment, financial aid and more.


Orientation leaders pose in their UAF gear holding props and signs welcoming new students

Nothing is beyond your reach at UAF, and there is no adventure like it in the world.

Start yours today.

Students pose with Nook

The Financial Aid Office provides counseling and information to students and parents, and administers a comprehensive program of financial assistance. 


UAF offers hundreds of scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition.


Pay for your tuition, parking decals and load up on bear bucks online through the UAF Bursar's Office.


Did you know that UAF offers the following dedicated  services? 

Military and Veteran Services

UAF is a Military Friendly University that offers in-state tuition, transfer credits for military training, VA educational benefits advising and other resources for veteran and military students.

Rural Student Services

Serving rural and Alaska Native students from across Alaska, Rural Student Services (RSS) will help you make UAF your home away from home.

First-Gen Forward Mentorship Program

The mission of the First-Gen Forward Mentorship Program is to create supportive one-on-one mentoring relationships for first-generation students to enhance student success. 

New to UAF?


The UAF Academic Advising Center is here to help with registration, adding or dropping classes, discussing academic difficulties, and more.


The Office of the Registrar has step-by-step information and requirements for undergraduate degree students, graduate students and non-degree seeking students looking to register for classes.

An Army ROTC cadet reads the names of service men and women who died in service in Iraq and Afghanistan while his colleagues stand at parade rest during the Veterans Day Roll Call where over 6,700 names were read on Constitution Park.

Nicole Goff works with River Schumann during this staged advising photo shoot at Career Services in the Eielson Building on the UAF campus Monday, May 1, 2023. | UAF Photo by Eric Engman


  Already a part of CLA?

At times, navigating your way through college can be tricky. That’s why we have a full-time academic advisor to help you out.

Our advisor can assist with registration, petitions, change of major requests and answer any number of questions related to the college experience.  Advising appointments are available in person, via telephone or via email.


Don't forget your books!

Shop online or on-campus.

Constitution Hall
1692 Tok Lane
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-0000

Textbook Shop
Monday - Friday 10am-4pm

Spirit Shop
Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Mandy Raad picks out a book for her Physics class at the UAF Bookstore on the first day of classes on the UAF campus Tuesday, January 17, 2023. | UAF Photo by Eric Engman

Student Ambassador Nikki Navio pauses for a photo after walking across the stage with the College of Liberal Arts with a B.A., in Political Science during the 2014 Commencement Ceremony Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Carlson Center.

Apply to Graduate

Spring Semester
Deadline: Feb. 1 ($50)
Extended Deadline: Mar. 1 ($80)

Summer Semester
Deadline: Jul. 15 ($50)

Winter Semester
Deadline: Oct. 15 ($50)
Extended Deadline: Nov. 1 ($80)

Visit Degree Services for more information about applying, commencement, policies and honors.





Want to Learn More?

Check out the student handbook for information on the campus, registration, services and standards.




Academic Support

We are committed to your success and have numerous resources available to help every student achieve their goals, from our online learning opportunities to tutoring and so much more.


Ginny Redmond, left, director of UAF's Student Support Services, works with Kaneyo Hirata during a tutoring session in their Gruening Building office. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris

Exciting changes are underway!

The 6th floor of the Rasmuson Library is undergoing a transformation into a modern, comprehensive student success center.

Learn More

Capt. Ben Fleagle took several eLearning courses before receiving a bachelor of arts degree in history. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Take your learning anywhere.

UAF eCampus connects you with life-changing opportunities and experiences in a supportive virtual learning environment designed to fit any schedule.


Put your best foot forward by accessing UAF's wide variety of resources.

The Writing Center is a student-staffed tutoring service focused on building the writing skills of the UAF learning community. They offer one-hour tutorial sessions as well as virtual sessions.

801 Gruening


The UAF Communication Center is a student-focused resource center that offers assistance and coaching services for a wide range of needs, including presentation practice, visual aid assistance, anxiety management and more.



​The University of Alaska Fairbanks libraries advance the university’s mission through education and the creation, acquisition, curation, preservation and dissemination of information resources.

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8am-6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Summer Holiday Closures
Saturday - Monday May 27 - 29
Saturday - Tuesday July 1 - 4



UAF is a leader in Arctic research and issues facing the circumpolar North. Our experts are available to help journalists, policymakers, students and educators by providing current and accurate information about a wide range of topics. UAF scientists focus on the people, animals, plants and systems of the circumpolar North and how the Arctic affects the global climate. Whether you need information about permafrost or Alaska Native languages, fisheries or northern engineering, our experts can help make your project a success.

Students in Associate Professor Jaunelle Celaire's Aesthetic Appreciation: Interrelation of Art, Drama and Music Wintermester course listen to presentations in a Gruening Building classroom. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris

  Disability Services
Our goal is to provide UAF students with access to academic classes and course materials through an interactive accommodation process. We enjoy supporting individuality, promoting independence and celebrating graduations.

Find all the information you need about documentation, accommodations, accessible housing, transportation, the Assistive Technology Lab and more.

Student Support Services


Student Support Services (SSS) offers a wealth of resources and information. Find help with advising, tutoring, mentoring, course selection, financial aid, career advising and more.

SSS partners with to provide 24/7 online tutorial assistance for online and face-to-face courses.

 First year students can join the Emerging Scholars Academy and become part of a learning community cohort. 

 The Student Advisory Council is made up of active Student Support Services participants and alumni.

UAF celebrates TRiO day on campus.


Need help accessing Blackboard or Canvas? Changing your password? Connecting to Wi-Fi? The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at UAF is the place to go. The OIT Service Desk can answer your questions about UA's IT services, help you troubleshoot, report issues that you're seeing, and more.



Beyond the Classroom

For those looking to make the most of their education, UAF offers many ways to take your learning beyond the classroom. Our URSA office has offer many opportunities to apply for funding for research or projects, jobs or volunteer opportunities are often available in many areas of interest, and there are many ways to get involved in community.



Students identify local flora around campus during Summer Sessions and Life Long Learning's Intro to Flora class June 23, 2012 on campus. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Don’t just gain knowledge, create it.

URSA (Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity) offers opportunities to explore potential career interests, get lab and field experience, connect with new people and travel beyond the world you know.

Learn more

Students in the Honors Capstone class take turns presenting after teaming up in groups to complete a class exercise. | UAF Photo by Todd Paris
Honors College

The Honors College is about creating opportunities for yourself and for your community. We strive to find science-based solutions, informed by Indigenous knowledge and powered by 21st-century tools. We believe in doing the research and living your learning. We help you identify internships, research projects, and more that best fit your interests and goals. We work to connect you with community engagement opportunities and international experiences that will enrich your education, and broaden your horizons.


  Live Your Learning
Why search for a study group, when you can live with your study group? Living Learning Communities are a great way to make friends with other students who share similar interests and academic majors.

Chu Wang of China mingle with other international exchange students during an icebreaker activity engaging students to meet others at the International Welcome Mixer Wednesday, July 29, 2012 at the UAF Great Hall, Fine Arts Complex.


Take your learning beyond the classroom.


Study abroad and experience one of the most rewarding opportunities college has to offer. UAF offers hundreds of study abroad opportunities, student exchange programs and international internships that will take you around the world.

Drive change in your community.


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VDK Academy for Social Change

The Virgie Dunlap-King (VDK) Academy for Social Change is a program designed to help students discover their potential for becoming change-makers in our community. The academy is intended for student leaders who want to make an impact on our campus. The academy will include service work, mentorship opportunities, and working on a student's personal leadership journey - all with a cohort to grow and learn with. Students will also have the opportunity to graduate with Leadership Distinction through our COLD Certificate Program.

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COLD Leadership Certificate

The UAF SLI Program is committed to developing excellent and effective leaders who will have a statewide, national and global impact. The Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development (COLD) Certificates are designed to fulfill this commitment to our student body. The COLD Experience will allow participants to advance their knowledge and skills with regard to effective intellectual and cultural leadership. In addition, this co-curricular certificate program will encourage students to be more productive thinkers and to become more civically engaged.

  Why get an on-campus job?
  • Your course schedule won't be compromised — student jobs are designed to have flexible work hours.

  • Gain valuable work experience while still in college.

  • Conveniently located around campus, there is no need to waste time or gas commuting.

  • Learn transferable skills such as leadership, initiative, communication and problem solving.




Be a voice in your community.

Freelance write and photographer opportunities are available with the campus newspaper, the UAF Sun Star.  Check with KSUA 91.5 FM for job opportunities or to submit your music.

UAF Sun Star

The mission of the Sun Star is to provide a consistent, trusted brand of news, opinion, and art that represents the interests and achievements of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ student body. The Sun Star will provide opportunities for students to hone their skills in pitching stories, writing, editing, and review as well as in adopting best practices in their writing including journalistic ethics and writing standards.

KSUA 91.5 FM

KSUA 91.5 FM is a student-run radio station located in the Wood Center on UAF's Troth Yeddha' campus. As part of UAF Student Media it provides a platform for student voices and alternative music not regularly heard on local airwaves. KSUA also offers opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in live broadcasting, broadcast journalism, music, and running live events.


Grace Petersen waits for a chance to speak to a potential summer internship opportunity at the Student Job and Internship Fair provided by UAF Career Services.
Career Services

Whether you know what you want to do after graduation or are just starting to think about what comes next, Career Services is here to help you pave your post-college path. Meet with our advisors to explore career options, prepare applications for internships and jobs, make connections with employers and take control of your future!

UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning offers a variety of non-credit bearing courses accessible to members of the community without the requirements of typical college courses. Many of these courses are practical, hands-on workshop style classes taught by local experts. Check out the wide variety of courses offered to the community.



Students from UAF Summer Sessions and Life Long Learning's take an introduction to the local flora June 23, 2012 on campus. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta



Become a member of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association. Engage with the Nanook Nation community of alumni and friends. Stay connected to a community in which you'll enjoy a sense of belonging. Celebrate UAF traditions, show your Nanook pride and support the University. Become a member today!




Student Life

Explore all the university has to offer in your off-time, from breathtaking views of the aurora to ice climbing and everything in between. There's something for everyone at UAF. 


Students celebrate Diwali in the Wood Center Ballroom

Student Organizations & Clubs


UAF has over 100 active student organizations! Joining an organization is a great opportunity and fun way to meet new people, share your interests, develop leadership skills, and impact student life at UAF.




  Honor Societies
For information or a current list of honor societies, contact the Honors College at 907-474-6612 or the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at 907-474-1170.

The Troth Yeddha' dance group performs an open invitational dance during the opening evening of the 2012 Festival of Native Arts in the Charles Davis Concert Hall.

Sports & Recreation

Nanook Recreation


Nanook Recreation provides the university community with opportunities and facilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation on campus and out in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska. 



Arts & Culture

UA Museum of the North

Open daily
Doors/admission sales close at 6:30pm

1962 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK

(907) 474-7505

Visitors were offered a sneak peak at the normally unseen rooms and artifacts during a behind the scenes tour of the UA Museum of the North’s basement.

Art major Ian Wilkinson poses by one of his ceramic pieces in the UAF Fine Arts gallery. His BFA thesis project, Spheres of Influence, raised more than $18,000 for the Fairbanks Food Bank through the sale of his 1,200 bowls.

UAF Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is an exhibition space for UAF Art students, faculty, staff and visiting artists. The gallery hosts MFA and BFA thesis exhibitions of graduating students.

Gallery Hours

closed weekends &holidays

Fine Arts Complex
Rm. 313

Lee H. Salisbury Theatre

The Salisbury Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of “lower campus,” connected to the Fine Arts Complex accessed through the Great Hall (where both our box office and department office are located).

See the box office for tickets, or if you would like to be more hands-on, visit CLA's Theatre & Film production page to learn about audition and volunteer opportunities.

Cast members from Theatre UAF's spring 2014 production of Tartuffe display their costumes.

The Choir of the North performs their annual winter concert on Dec. 9, 2017, in the Davis Concert Hall.
C.W. Davis Concert Hall

The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to promoting the musical arts in Fairbanks and throughout Alaska by performing symphonic music of the highest caliber and by offering educational programs for individuals of all ages designed to train new musicians, cultivate musical knowledge and foster individual development and music appreciation.

Located in the Fine Arts Complex
(907) 474-5733

UAF Traditions

Starvation Gulch

Starvation Gulch is an annual celebration; a way to ease new students into campus life. At times it's a fierce completion of honor between campus dormitories. It's also a living story of the incredible odds the University has faced and overcome. It's Starvation Gulch.  The bonfires have been a symbol of the passing of the torch of knowledge to our new students since 1923. 

Winter Carnival

What’s more Alaskan than SNOW!?!? Winter Carnival is a way to break the monotony of the Fairbanks winter with invigorating and entertaining activities in February ranging from ice climbing to dog mushing and everything in between. 1936 is one of the first recorded Winter Carnivals.

Festival of Native Arts

The Festival of Native Arts provides cultural education and sharing through traditional Native dance, music, and arts. The Festival continues the University of Alaska Fairbanks student-led tradition that began in 1973 of bringing together artists, performers, and performance groups in a celebration of Native cultures.


SpringFest is our way to celebrate not only the end of the long winter, but also the warmth and our accomplishments of the year! The long weekend kicks-off with a Free BBQ! While at the BBQ, you don't want to miss the Dance-off or the Watermelon drop! Following the kick off, the weekend is packed with many more fun and exciting activities such as the SpringFest Carnival and Day of Service with SLI!

Students dance to the music during the UAF Pub's Pride Night event at the Fairbanks campus.

The Pub

The Pub has been a mainstay on the UAF campus for over 30 years. Aside from a variety of drinks and food, The Pub regularly hosts events that have brought students together for decades.

Physical location:
1st floor Wood Center
1731 S. Chandalar Drive

You must be at least 21 to enter The Pub.

The Well

The Well is a new, physical space in 334 Duckering Building dedicated to activities promoting the wellbeing of students, staff and faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Find out more


Student Health & Safety


Police Chief Keith Mallard and Assistant Professor of Social Work Kim Swisher lead a session in UAF's Green Dot training program. The effort is part of nationwide program seeking to reduce violence and sexual abuse on college campuses.

Student Health and Counseling Center

Our center provides a wide variety of services to students only. We provide general medical care, with a lab and on site. Counseling services range from individual counseling to crisis intervention, alcohol referrals and help with general adjustments to college life.

Green Dot

The UAF Green Dot strategy is a violence prevention program based on empowering bystanders. When people attend our trainings, they learn to recognize potentially harmful situations and how to safely intervene.

Title IX

UAF is committed to providing a safe and respectful campus environment free from gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

The Title IX Office leads the effort to ensure UAF moves beyond mere compliance with civil rights laws to embodying the principles of respect and equality for all.





  Nanook Diversity and Action Center
The Nanook Diversity and Action Center (NDAC) provides a welcoming space, educational programming, and opportunities to transform social concerns into action.



Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Center for Student Rights & Responsibilities (CSRR) is committed to the safety and success of all UAF community members. Through early intervention, CSRR empowers each member of the university to succeed in their goals. CSRR collaborates with campus partners to encourage prevention education, well-being, and student success.