The Graduate School highly recommends students ask a moderator to operate their presentation, to manage waiting rooms for the public, and to monitor online questions.

Additionally, we cannot stress enough the importance of following security protocol when you are using Zoom for presentations and meetings. 

Amid Zoom security concerns, here are four simple ways to help meeting attendees use the Zoom platform with confidence:

  • Safeguard the Zoom meeting link — The link is an open invitation to join your meeting and should only be shared with your attendees. Posting the Zoom link publicly like on Facebook is not a good idea! If you think your Zoom session needs to be open to the public, contact your local help desk to discuss options to fit the specific needs of your meeting.
  • Always log in to the Zoom app first — Before starting your meeting, make sure you are logged in to the Zoom app or the alaska.zoom.us interface. This enables access to meeting controls. 
  • Manage security — Once you are in your Zoom session, use the Security icon along the bottom of the session window to access controls to manage screen sharing or the waiting room, or to lock the meeting.

Useful links:

Please contact the Fairbanks Office of Information Technology (OIT) should you need additional assistance:

Students have the right to appeal academic decisions including, but not limited to, denial of admission, faculty-initiated withdrawal, dismissal from program or pass/fail decisions of a faculty committee on non-course examinations (such as qualifying, comprehensive or thesis examinations).

We encourage students to first speak with the faculty and/or staff members involved to seek a resolution.

However, if the problem persists, please contact the Graduate School for mediation.

You may also seek guidance from the Office of Rights, Compliance, and Accountability.  


FERPA is the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA protects you as the student.

We recommend you contacting the Registrar's Office, or visiting  
the Student and Enrollment Strategy website.

Graduate Student Health Insurance is only available for Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, and eligible Graduate Fellows. Students  receiving Graduate Student Health Insurance are encouraged to create an account and explore their more resources at United Healthcare Online. For more information, please visit the Graduate Assistantship (RA/TA) page