Due to COVID-19, our office is currently closed for in-person customer service and our staff are currently working from home to practice social distancing guidelines. We are checking voicemail and regularly responding to email during regular business hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To receive a callback, please leave your name, phone number, student ID number, and a brief message.
Visit the UAF COVID-19 website to learn how UAF is responding to the COVID-19 situation, find information for students and faculty and staff, as well as the latest UAF communications and policies, FAQs and resources.
About the Graduate School
The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers 17 Ph.D. programs, 49 Master’s degree programs, several Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs and a cooperative/collaborative Ph.D. program with the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAF enrolls approximately 1,500 students in graduate studies from all 50 states and territories, and countries from all over the world.
The Graduate School works with the Director and the many UAF graduate programs to provide guidance for your degree completion. We work closely with your department to follow your progress and are ready to help you with questions and concerns.
Welcome to Spring 2021
As the Director of the Graduate School, I want to take this opportunity to welcome our new and continuing graduate students for the Spring 2021 semester. Whether you are beginning or continuing your studies, I would like to thank you for your commitment to graduate studies at UAF. I and the rest of the Graduate School team, Shelly Baumann, Felicia Burud, and Erin Kirchner, are here to support you in your success. Our office is available virtually and in-person by appointment.
To our new students, our Spring Orientation for new graduate students is Friday, January 8, and is an online event. You can find all the details on our website. To our continuing students, I am impressed with the stories I continue to hear from faculty members about the progress you have made this year as you have adapted to the realities of the pandemic. Despite these challenges, the opportunities for graduate study that attracted you to Alaska and UAF remain, and new opportunities will continue to emerge. To students who are preparing to graduate this semester, congratulations on reaching this milestone under extraordinary circumstances.
With the pandemic continuing, it is still important to stay connected and informed. As well as maintaining contact with your advisors, programs, and peers, please keep in touch with us at the Graduate School. We want to hear your stories, both to celebrate your successes, and help you address any challenges. Please join us for our graduate student town hall meeting on Thursday, March 4. We also have an ongoing series of seminars and an information session on student health insurance on Tuesday, February 16.
We will be keeping our website updated with details about our operations and programs this semester. The site supports live chat with the staff. We will also share information through our listserves (GradAcademic-L and GradSchool-L) and Facebook page. You can email us at email@example.com.
Thanks once again for choosing to study at UAF, and all the best for this semester.
- Richard Collins, director of the graduate school
Spring 2021 Orientation for New Graduate Students
Thank you for choosing UAF! We look forward to meeting you during the Spring 2021 new graduate student orientation via Zoom video conference on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. We expect the session to last approximately 2 hours.
We will discuss getting started in graduate school, what to expect your first year, and how the UAF Graduate School team is here to help you.
RSVP here and you will recieve an email with the Zoom link within 24-hours of the start of the session.
Upcoming deadlines for funding oppportunities
- Graduate School's Thesis, Dissertation, Project Fellowship Program | Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
- Graduate School's Degree Completion Scholarship Program | Deadline to apply: October 15, 2020
- Robert and Judy Belous Global Change Research Endowment | Deadline to apply: Accepting applications now
- Graduate School Travel Grant Application Form | Deadline to apply: Not accepting applications at this time.
For Students & Staff: please submit your payment memos for tuition, fees, and fellowship payments at the link below.
For the Spring 2021 semester, please submit memos no later than January 21 , 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discounted recreational (RECR) courses for non-resident graduate students
UAF Community and Technical College is once again offering to discount RECR courses for non-resident graduate students only.
If you would like to take a RECR course for the Fall 2020 semester, and are a non-resident graduate student, please fill out the online form by Friday, January 22.
Please note: In order to access the form, you will need to be logged into your @alaska.edu
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Martha Westphal at email@example.com or 907-455-2869.
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