Safety at UAF

UAF is committed to maintaining a safe environment for students, staff and faculty.

In An Emergency

  • Dial 911 and provide information to the dispatcher.
  • If it’s safe to do so, wait in the area until emergency services personnel arrive, and/or meet them at the building entrance.

Nonemergency Situations

  • In a nonemergency situation you can reach the dispatcher at 907-474-7721.

Closure or Emergency Information Updates

In the event of a closure, campus emergency or other disruption, information about the Fairbanks campus may be available by calling 907-474-7UAF (907-474-7823). 

Information may also be disseminated via the following methods:

Safety and Security Tips

  • Walk in pairs at night or call 907-474-7721 at any time to have a community service officer escort you to your car or other Fairbanks campus location.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Keep your residence door locked at all times.
  • Report suspicious persons or situations.
  • Alert campus police if you will be working late or on weekends.
  • Never leave personal items unattended.
  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Report all incidents of crime or suspected crime to UAF's Police Department, and never hesitate to call for help.
  • More information about safety is available at

Who Can Help?


  • UAF Police/Fire Department (911 or 907-474-7721)
  • Alaska State Troopers (907-451-5100)
  • Fairbanks Police (907-459-6500)
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (907-458-5565)
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (907-452-2293)
  • Crisis Line (907-452-4357)
  • UAF Student Health and Counseling Center (907-474-7043)
  • UAF Student Services (907-474-7317)
  • UAF residence hall director (907-474-7247)

Contacting any of these resources doesn’t commit you to further legal action and is confidential.


  • UAF security escort (907-474-7721)
  • UAF Student Health and Counseling Center (907-474-7043)
  • UAF Disability Services (907-474-5655)
  • UAF Student Services (907-474-7317)
  • Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (907-452-2293)
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