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 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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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.

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

Learn more about hall security
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There are two processes to switch rooms, Room Swaps and Even Room Changes.

Learn more about room changes
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Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student-led organization the coordinating body of the residential community.

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

Make a maintenance request
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Learn all there is to know about your meal plan and dining service.

Learn more about dining and meal plans
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Residents are permitted to bring one refrigerator to be used in their residence hall room.

Read the student housing handbook