The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.
The value of scientific research includes direct investment in local economies and improvements in community life. Our research engages undergraduate and garaduate students so they gain skills and knowledge to become tomorrow's leaders. Read about some of the complex, necessary and innovative research we conduct at UAF.
Career Services provides career counseling and job search assistance, and also reviews statements for graduate school applications. The Career Services advisor reviews resumes and cover letters, conducts practice interviews and provides online resources through the Career Services website. Information about employment, internships and on-campus jobs is available 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.
Student Affairs provides student-centered programs and services to help students achieve their personal, academic and career goals. In collaboration with the academic deans, Student Affairs leads the university in recruiting a diverse student body. With the creative use of ongoing assessment, Student Affairs supports and develops programs and communities that contribute to the retention, success and leadership development of students.
Your educational experience at UAF will be one of the great adventures of your life. The Department of Residence Life can be a vital part of that adventure through programs that give you a comfortable, energetic environment in which to live and learn. The community fosters close friendships and academic achievement, helps you develop individual leadership ability and provides opportunities for personal growth.
Welcome to Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Containing more than 1.2 million items, we are the largest library in Alaska.
Rasmuson Library has one of the world's finest collections of Alaska and Polar Regionsmaterials including books, periodicals, photography, manuscripts, films, oral histories, rare books and maps.
UAF does not sponsor a student health insurance plan except for International Students and Graduate Students who are RA’s or TA’s on a stipend. For information on obtaining a plan, see the Health Insurance Options link below. In addition, UAF no longer requires that students carry health insurance however it is strongly recommended.
UAF's branch campuses, part of the College of Rural and Community Development, are central to fulfilling the UAF missionof providing educational opportunities throughout the state. Credits earned at any UAF campus or center are recognized at all UAF campuses, meaning that students may change campuses and transfer all UA credits.There are 7 different campuses: Bristol Bay (Dillingham, AK), Chukchi (Kotzebue, AK), Community & Technical College (Fairbanks, AK), Fairbanks, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim (Bethel, AK), Northwest (Nome, AK).
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the primary association that governs and controls intercollegiate athletics on the national level. The Alaska Nanook athletic program is a multidivisional member of the NCAA, with 10 teams competing at the Division I and Division II levels, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s Nordic skiing, coed rifle, women’s volleyball, women’s swimming, and men’s ice hockey.
The Alaska Nanooks have conference affiliations with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association, and Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference.
UAF has over 100 active student organizations! Joining an organization is a great opportunity and fun way to meet new people, share your interests, develop leadership skills, and impact student life at UAF.
While academics are the primary focus of your education, student organizations play an integral role in UAF's complete academic program. They provide a valuable service to the UAF campus, the Fairbanks community, and students by facilitating and promoting: career development; public service; social and cultural interaction; activism; leadership development.
UAF is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.