Items to Bring

View the list of personal items you should bring.

Move-in Guide

Check out Move-in Guide for important information to help your check in be as smooth as possible. 

New Student Orientation

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Campus Dining

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The Department of Residence Life, along with other university campus partners, has assembled a comprehensive list of events and activities taking place during the first month of the academic year (August 21 – September 21). Below, you will find events and activities ranging from dances in the Hess Recreation Center to UAF Tradition events with Nanook Traditions. With these events and activities taking place throughout the month, we hope to welcome students to the UAF campus this fall with many ways to get involved and engaged on campus.

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During Rev-It-Up move-in, we offer assistance throughout the day. Our Move-In Crew will help you move-in and offer directions from 8 AM to 3 PM. We help tag your belongings and bring them directly to your room. To alleviate congestion, please arrive at the following times on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 8:00AM-3:00PM:

Last Name A-G 8:00am-10:00am
Last Name H-R 10:00am-12:00pm
Last Name S-Z 12:00pm-2:00pm


If you would like to drop off belongings the night before (Tuesday, August 20) you may do so between the hours of 6:00PM and 8:00PM at the MBS Complex, 1872 Yukon Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775. Please label all your belongings with your name, hall and room number, and contact information.


In advance of my move-in date, can I ship things to my residence hall? While you are not able to ship your belongings directly to your residence hall, the Campus Mail Center 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. Click here 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. Due to space limitations, packages should not arrive before August 21.


Where is my residence hall? For an interactive map of campus, please click here. The residence hall pages (below) include details about your residence hall, including a sample floor plan!


What is my room assignment? When will I receive it? Once your application for housing has been processed, you will receive an assigment letter with details of your room assignment. You may check your room assignment at any time through the Nanook Housing portal. In the portal, you will be able to see details regarding which residence hall and room you will be living in, the name(s) of your roommate(s). You will need to log in using your UA credentials. To visit your housing portal, click on the link below


Who is my roommate? Can I contact my roommate before I move in? If you have one or more roommates, those names will appear on your Housing portal. To find your roommate information log on to  your Nanook Housing portal though the link above. Under the Room Assignment section, you will see your roommate name. You can click on your roommates name to get their email address. We encourage you to contact your roommate directly to begin to get to know one another and plan for what kind of communal items you each may choose to bring (e.g. refrigerator, tv). Per privacy guidelines, we ar enot able to share student information with other students.

Can I see my room before I move in? Unfortunately,  our staff will be working diligently to make sure your room is ready for your arrival and no students will have access to their room prior to their check in time. However, if you would like to see what you room would look like, we have staged rooms available for tours so that you can ave an idea. Please contact the Residence Life Front Office for tours.

Can I change my assignment before the move-in date? Students may not change their room assignments  during the room freeze period of Fall and Spring Semester.  However, there will be plenty of opportunity to change rooms throughout the school year. You can learn more specific information about the room change process here.

Why wasn’t I assigned to my first, second or third choice residence hall? Room assignments are made based on the date the application is received. If you did not receive one of your choices of residence halls, there were no spaces left in those halls at the time that your application was received. However, you will have plenty of opportunities to change your room througout the academic year through our room change process.


How do I pay for my room and board? Your charges will be reflected on your student account through UAOnline. Any balances can be paid online through UAOnline or in-person at the Office of the Bursar.

What size is my room? Residence Life housing options contain a wide variety of room types.  For approximate room sizes, please see your residence hall’s floorplans and room layouts.

What will the University provide in my room? All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed (36x80), dresser or equivalent, desk, chair, book shelving,  and a closet/armoir.

What about the window coverings? All residence hall rooms have some form of window covering– blinds, shades or curtains.

Will I have a private bathroom? Wickersham Hall and the Cutler Apartment Complex offer private bathrooms that are shared by up to a maximum of four people.

What should I bring for my room? At a minimum, blankets, bed linens (to fit an extra-long twin mattress, 36” x 80”), pillows, toiletries, and towels are recommended.  If you are interested in ordering a complete linen packet, please contact the Residence Life Front Office at (908)474-7247 to place an order. For buildings with private bathrooms, students also need to provide toilet paper and non-abrasive cleaning supplies.

Can I bring a small appliance like a microwave, coffee maker, or refrigerator? The University of Alaska Fairbanks has established policies regarding the use of heat-producing appliances. For safety and sanitary reasons, cooking appliances are not permitted in rooms not equipped with kitchens. Refrigerators 4.0 cubic feet and under are allowed in all rooms. Microwaves that are no larger than 1cf and 1000 watts are allowed. Combo microwave/refrigerator units (e.g. Microfridge) where the refrigerator plugs into the microwave are also permitted. The key feature of these units are that they manage power consumption – reducing circuit overload and minimizing the risk of fire.

Can I stay in my room over the break periods? Residents may stay on campus during winter and summer breaks with an approved application and break housing fee. Please contact the Residence Life Front Office for information about housing options through break periods.



Living on the Edge / Thursday, August 22

Join the rest of the new students for your official welcome to the UAF EDGE community. Learn how to stay engaged in your classes and where to find help on campus.

Casino Night / Saturday, August 31

Meet new friends and have fun with funny money, but play for real prizes! This event held in the Hess Rec Center is always a favorite with everything from blackjack to bingo.

Nanook Dance Night / Friday, September 6

Celebrate the night away during this years first dance event! This year's theme is to be announced, so stay tuned!!

Starvation Gulch / Saturday, September 21

Nanook Traditions Kicks-Off the school year with Starvation Gulch. The bonfires have been a symbol of the passing of the torch of knowledge to our new students since 1923. We welcome back all our students and hope they all have a grand year. Enjoy the biggest bonfires you will ever see!