Incoming first-year students

Step by step instructions for incoming first year students.

Incoming students (non-first-year students)

Step by step instructions for incoming student who are not first year students.

Academic calendar

Make sure you know your academic dates and deadlines.

Housing rates

The cost of housing vary depending on the type of room and building you choose to live in.

Collage of students walking across campus and in rooms, with superimposed text - Welcome to Nanook Nation. Living on campus is all about makin connections. Here you can stimulate your mind, open your possibilities and discover your community.


Living on campus is an essential part of the UAF experience. Start your Alaskan adventure with us.

Log on to Nanook Housing.

If you have enrolled at UAF and know your UA Student ID, please log in with your Nanook ID. Your Nanook ID is the beginning of your email account. The university automatically assigns each student an official UAF email account when the student enrolls (except students whose primary registration is through Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim or Northwest campuses).


  1. Sign Housing and Dining Agreement
  2. Answer Housing Questions
  3. Hall/Room Type Preferences
  4. Pay $355.00 Housing Deposit and Application Fee
  5. Next Steps and Receipt

Have the credit card ready you plan to pay your housing deposit ($315.00, refundable) and application fee ($40.00, non-refundable) with. Please note: If you fulfill your housing agreement and do not have any outstanding fees on your UA account when you move out, this credit card will have the deposit credited back to it.

UAF Dining Services offers a variety of delicious food with the convenience of five locations campus wide.

No matter where you are on campus, there's always a restaurant, coffee shop, snack bar or convenience store nearby. All UAF residence halls, with the exemption of the Sustainable Village, require residents to purchase a meal plan. PIf a student does not apply for a dining plan, they will automatically be assigned the default meal plan. Graduate students, regardless of their hall assignment, are not required to purchase a meal plan. lease contact Dining Services at 907-474-6661, for dining application availability.

Assignments are made based upon the student’s application complete date.

If you are matched with a roommate, assignments will be based on application complete date and hall preferences of the group creator. Hall preferences will be reviewed in the order listed on a student's application. Assignments will be made based on room availability. Assignment letters with check-in instructions will be emailed to your preferred email address as designated on UAOnline. Housing assignments and roommate contact information can be found on my MyHousing home page. Room floor plans can be found on the hall pages.

While we encourage all students to apply for admission to UAF, acceptance to UAF is not required to apply for housing. Once you have applied for housing, additional campus forms and information are available through Admissions.

After you submit a housing application, you will be able to match yourself to a preferred roommate. Ensure your requested roommate has submitted a housing application.

Follow the path of logging into UAOnline > Student Services & Account Information > Campus Housing, Dining, and Post Office Link > UAF Link > Room Selection > Roommate/Suitemate and request your intended roommate (they will be sent an email that they have been requested as a roommate). Your intended roommate will confirm your request. You are now matched.

  • Incoming first year students can only be matched with incoming first year students.
  • Only matched requests will be considered
  • Roommate preferences are not guaranteed and are subject to room availability.
  • Please contact the Residence Life Central Office for roommate requests or charges after you receive an assignment letter.

Monthly rent or semester room charges, check-out charges, ect.:

In person

The Cashier’s Windows of the Office of the Bursar on the 1st floor of Signers’ Hall, Monday - Friday , 8 am-4:30 pm , or Wednesdays, 10 am-4:30 pm . (please specify that your payment is for Housing).

By mail

Send checks payable to "UAF", clearly marked to ensure it is credited to the proper student account, to: 

UAF Office of the Bursar
PO Box 757640
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7640

Note: A $30 charge and a hold will be placed on your account for returned checks. This will prevent you from registering, viewing grades, receiving transcripts and from graduation activity.


Students can make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on-line. Log onto UAOnline to pay with all major credit cards or a checking account. Please note that a 2.75% ($3 minimum) transaction fee will be applied to all credit and debit card transactions. If you are paying with a debit card or have a daily limit on your credit card, contact your bank to tell them you are paying university tuition and fees to ensure your card won’t be declined.

Wire transfer

Contact the Bursar’s Office for UAF banking information at 907-474-7384. Ensure the financial institution references the student name and ID number so we can apply the payment to the right person. Please allow at least two weeks for the wire transfers to post to your student account.

Advantages to living on campus


Off-campus apartment Residence hall
Monthly utility bills to pay. No keeping track of when the bills are due. One payment takes care of everything.
Ramen noodles and pizza are good, but not for 16 weeks in a row. Chartwells’ dining options offer you three entrées at every meal and a variety of locations and cuisine with no grocery shopping.  Plus, Residence Hall kitchens are available if you want to be your own gourmet.
Buying a washer and dryer, or visiting the laundromat and saving all your quarters. Residence Hall's have clean and FREE laundry facilities right in your residence hall.
Struggling to study  Study groups and academic tutors dedicated to students in the EDGE Halls, Skarland Hall and Moore Hall.
Boredom and detachment from campus life. An entire hall filled with students to make into new friends, plus intramural sports, mud volleyball, bonfires, floor parties, and more. 
Paying for Internet service. You have the University’s high speed connection, Wi-Fi in many areas on campus and in the comfort of your own room.
Can’t afford a fancy gym membership. Student Recreation Center (SRC) boasts  three multi-purpose courts, weight room, fitness studio, indoor climbing wall, running track, and cardiovascular equipment are all housed inside.  Plus there's the Patty Center with an ice arena, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and a pool.