Two students at a gaming PC in the Esports center

Esports at UAF

Whether you are a player or a spectator, a competitive or casual  gamer, we have something for you at the Alaska Esports Center.

Everyone's invited to the party! The Alaska Esports Center welcomes all of our diverse students and community members to have fun, compete and work together.

 

 

Why participate in esports at UAF?

Esports is a growing field. Over the last decade, programs have grown significantly, with over 240 colleges and universities hosting team programs and over 1,350 schools participating in tournaments annually, providing job opportunities, community, and connections worldwide. College esports has become a huge part of campus life, and we’re proud to host the premier esports center in Alaska.

 
Academic and scholarship opportunities

At UAF, we’re modernizing the student experience by providing a state-of-the art esports facility, accompanied by dynamic activities outside the classroom. Scholarships are available for Alaska high school esports students.

Enhance your student life and academic experiences

Join our growing community or create your own! We provide more than just gaming. We work with the Center for Student Engagement to create connections with your fellow students. We also provide a learning lab you can use for content creation.

 

Location

The Alaska Esports Center is conveniently located in the UAF Wood Center student union. The Wood Center features a coffee shop, dining locations, a campus pub and several lounge areas where you can relax or study.

Hours

The Alaska Esports Center is open during Wood Center's hours operation.

  • Computer gaming hours*
    • Monday-Thursday: noon-8 p.m.
    • Friday-Saturday: noon-10:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: noon-6:30 p.m.
  • Console gaming hours

*Computer gaming hours may vary due to space reservation.

Esports student worker Shayna stands in the Wood Center in front of the entrance to the Esports Center
A group of students play console games at one of the TVs in the Esports Center
We focus on making sure we have a comfortable, open space where everyone can come game and hang out. We also say that it doesn’t matter what type of game you want to play; all games are welcome at the center.Shayna Smith, sport and recreation business major

 

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