The First-Year Experience

2019-20 Residence Life Staff

Inspiring great people to do great things.

You've got skills to master, records to set and discoveries to make. Here, you'll forge friendships to last a lifetime and ideas to change the world. We believe extraordinary people don't live ordinary lives. We invite you to explore the possibilities of the Last Frontier -- where inspiration is around every bend, independence is championed and adventure is inevitable.

Designed to help you succeed.

The First-Year Experience program, housed in the Department of Residence Life, aims to exemplify the very best in student-centered learning and scholarly teaching for all new college students. Our professional live-in staff focus steadfastly on promoting student success by providing entering students with support and cultivating student development through the transition period between previous learning experiences and college. Our Peer Mentors, Resident Assistants, and Resident Directors help students learn how to build the foundation for a successful and enjoyable college life, culminating in graduation.


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Moore Hall

Moore hall is one of the largest halls on campus, with a housing capacity of up to 320 students. The 6th floor is part of our Gender Diversity Living Learning Community. 

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Skarland Hall

Skarland Hall is a tight-knit community of 100-plus students who are academically respectful and diverse. It is home to the Honors, Engineering and Outdoors Adventure Living Learning Communities. 

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Virtual Tour

Explore UAF by taking a virtual tour. See 360s, photos and maps to help get acquainted with our Fairbanks campus. Our online guided tour helps you see the UAF campus at any time, from any location. Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including residence halls, classrooms, the Rasmuson Library, the Wood Center Student Union and much more.

Virtual Tour

Welcome to UAF

Welcoming new students to UAF at Rev-it-Up where we provide all the information new students need - from photo ID cards to IT connection services. Followed by orientation, team building, friend making and getting settled into college life.

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How is my hall secured?

24-hour security is provided with required key card access to the building, and key access required to access rooms.

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How do I switch rooms?

There are two processes to switch rooms, Room Swaps and Even Room Changes.

Learn more about room changes
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How do I get involved?

Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-led organization the coordinating body of the residential community.

Get involved!
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How do I make a maintenance request?

Any room or hall maintenance issues can be submitted through your Resident Assistant or Resident Director.

Make a maintenance request
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What meal plan can I get?

Learn all there is to know about your meal plan and dining service.

Learn more about dining and meal plans
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What appliances are allowed?

Residents are permitted to bring one refrigerator to be used in their residence hall room.

Read the student housing handbook