Moving in guide
Get packed, it's time to move into your residence hall! Make sure that you have a valid housing contract for the term that you're moving into, and prepare to enjoy the true college experience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Not sure where to begin when it comes to packing for college? Here's a good place to start. We made a packing list to help you get started for living and studying in Fairbanks.Learn more
NANOOKS CARE COMPACT:
All residents are asked to sign the Nanooks Care Compact, a pledge committing to follow UAF safety protocols.
Read and sign the Nanooks Care Compactby August 14 or 48 hours prior to arrival on campus.
You can find it by:
- Logging into your MyHousing Portal
- Under the 'Applications and Forms' tab, select "UAF RL Nanooks Care Compact"
- Read, sign and submit
SCHEDULE YOUR MOVE-IN TIME
August 18th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
August 18th, 5 p.m. - August 23, 8 a.m.
You will need a PolarExpress to access your hall and to use your meal plan. If you do not have a PolarExpress card please submit the Campus Housing PolarExpress Form immediately. You can pick-up your card when you move-in.
Per Board of Regents' policy 09.11.010, all students living in high density campus housing must provide immunizations.
Immunization receords must be completed by July 31. Non-compliance after July 31 will result in cancellation of your housing assignment.
- Meningococcal (MCV4) (Last one administered after the age of 16. Required for those 16-20 years of age.)
- Tetanus (Tdap, TD) (Last one administered in the last 10 years.)
- 2 Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB) (Required with initial move in.)
How to upload your records:
- Sign into your Patient Portal.
- Login using your UA student ID number and password.
- Enter your birth date.
- The next page will provide you with a menu to view your immunization record and upload immunization documents.
How To check if you are compliant:
- Log into your MyHousing Portal through UAOnline
- Click ‘Personal Information’
- Click ‘My Info’
If you are missing a required immunization or have issues accessing your portal contact the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center at 907-474-7043.
FALL 2021 COVID-19 TESTING POLICY:
*All Fall 2021 residents in Moore, Bartlett, Skarland, McIntosh, Cutler, and Garden Apartments are required to take two molecular-based COVID-19 tests on the following schedule.
Taken 72 hours prior to check in date or within 24 hours of check in.
- If you need a COVID-19 test, you can request one at by filling out the request form by August 11.
- We encourage residents to arrange for a test within 72 hours prior to check in, but if residents need to test upon arrival they should make an appointment with Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC).
- If you test prior to arrival or outside of the SHCC, make sure to upload your tests into the SHCC patient portal as soon as you have the results.
- All students living in Moore, Bartlett, Skarland, Cutler, McIntosh, Wickersham, and Garden Apartments are required to follow the UAF COVID-19 testing policy.
- Students are encouraged to schedule and take their test within 72 hours before arriving on campus. This will allow you to participate in activities as soon as possible.
- If you need access to a test, you can request one free of charge by July 16. Fill out this testing request form.
Taken 5 days after arrival.
- Residents can schedule this test with the SHCC
Strict Social Distancing:
*Unvaccinated residents must strict social distance until they receive a first negative test result.
*Vaccinated residents do not need to strict social distance.
- Stay in your apartment or residence hall room
- Use the GrubHub app to order from dining services and pick up in Residence Hall lobby
- Do not use other university spaces
- Do not enter indoor attractions (museums, theatres, gyms, pools, etc.)
- No mass gatherings or events
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others
- Wear face coverings whenever in public or outdoor common areas
- Disinfect surfaces regularly
- Do not attend in-person classes
Learn more about the take home testing kit.
1) Learn About Orientation
Learn more about fall/spring opening day activities by reading about our student, family and parent orientation.
2) Submit Health Records
Students living in UAF housing are required to submit documentation of certain immunization which include the Meningococcal vaccine, Tetanus vaccine, Mumps, Measles, Rubella vaccines, and Tuberculosis Skin Test.
Submit your immunization records through your patient portal to UAF Student Health and Counceling.
Residents must be complient on/after August 1 will result in cancellation of your housing assignment.
3) Check Your Insurance
Check your family's homeowners' or apartment renter's insurance policy to make sure valuables you bring to campus will be covered.
4) Know Your Room Assignment
After learning your room assignment (available two weeks after submitting your applications), login to your Nanook Housing portal to view your housing status and your designated check-in day and time.
5) Set Up Your New Mailing Address and Shipping Ahead of Time
The campus post office provides boxes for on-campus residents. If you plan to receive mail or packages while living on campus, you must register for a Campus Mail Box. Please go to the UAF Campus Mail Center for more information on how to register for a Campus Mail Box. After you register for a Campus Mail Box, you will receive a physical address to receive private carrier packages.
6) Connect with Your Roommate(s)
After learning your roommate's name(s), reach out to your roommate(s)! Share academic plans, common interests, and what each of you will contribute to your room's set-up. Check-out more about living with a roommate here. We know you're excited about personalizing your space on campus, but keep in mind that your room will be a shared living space, make sure you set ground rules before move-in.
7) Figure Out What to Pack
Review our items to bring checklists for items you should bring, and things not to forget. Most students bring too much stuff. The best advice we've heard is to set out everything you want to bring, then pack and bring one-half of the total.
8) Arriving on Campus
Look over the UAF Campus Map. Since campus is a big place you'll want to know where to go, but don't worry too much about getting lost, there will be lots of signs and people to help get you to the right place.
Each individual resident will need to submit an Exception to Housing Agreement to arrive on campus before the official move in day.
The form can be found under the Applications and Forms tab in the housing portal. You will have an opportunity to attach a copy of your class schedule under the "questions" section of the form.
Early arrival students will have their early arrival fees charged to their student account.
Individual students who arrive early for any reason will be charged a flat rate of $28.00 per person/per night.
Any early arrival requests received after August 1 will be considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.
Early arrival students may be housed in a termporary room until they are transitioned to their fall/spring room assignment.
Early arrival requests will not be processed if the resident has not submitted a housing application.
Communicating any changes as soon as possible to us is crucial to ensure we can provide you the best possible service.
REV-IT-UP move-in event
The event is designed for first year students moving into Moore and Skarland. Staff are on hand to help move residents into their rooms. In an effort to simplify your transition to campus, services are set up in the MBS Complex. All residents are welcome to attend Rev-It-Up to take care of University business. This event will be adapted for Fall 2021 due to COVID-19 requirements.
For technology information and what technology to bring (and not to bring).
Peer Mentors are available to help you learn subjects from accounting to foreign languages.
Automatic coffee makers, air popcorn popper, refrigerators (which do not exceed 3 1/2 feet in height), microwave ovens smaller than 1 cubic foot (1,000 watts) are permitted within individual rooms/apartments.
To request a room a change after you move in, you can use the Room Swap or Even Room Swap program.