Directions to Fairbanks
Arriving by train, plane or automobile? These directions will guide you here.
Directions to a UAF community campus not in Fairbanks
Contact the College of Rural and Community Development for details about getting to a community campus.
Travel by City Bus, Travel by Airport Shuttle, and Travel by Cab
Travel by Bus:Yellow Line (Free with Polar Express ID) runs from the Wood Center to the airport Mon-Sat. Complete schedules can be found at http://www.co.fairbanks.ak.u
s/busroutes/default.aspxTravel by Shuttle:Airlink Shuttle - $10.50 per person (for up to 3 people) plus $1.00 per bag. Each additional person would be $3.50 plus bags. For more information or to schedule a shuttle, please call (907) 452-3337.Travel by Cab:Greatland Taxi: (907) 490-2405 (~$19*)King Cab: (907) 488-8888 (~$17*)Arctic Taxi: (907) 455-0000 (~$17*)* Prices are only an estimate, please contact each company for an exact cost: (add $1 for each additional person)
Discounted off-campus lodging
The following hotels have agreed to offer the listed prices for Orientation Attendees for August 28 - September 4, 2014. All prices listed below are per night for traditional rooms, and unless otherwise noted, at the time of reservations, say you are with University of Alaska Fairbanks Orientation to receive the discounts.
Best Western Chena River Lodge
$139.99 + tax
Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn
For a 1-6 night stay:
- $157 from 8/28-9/1;
- $83 from 9/2-9/4
For a 7-14 night stay:
- $120 from 8/28-9/1;
- $74 from 9/2-9/4
Pike's Waterfront Lodge
$119 + 8% tax for double occupancy
Please call the above number to make this disounted reservation at Pike's (do not use the 1-877 number also found on their website).
Regency Fairbanks Hotel
$99 + tax
Use code UAF14 when making reservations. You may also go tohttps://bookings.ihotelier.com/Regency-Fairbanks-Hotel/bookings.jsp?groupID=1249768&hotelID=96214 to book your room online, or log on tohttp://www.regencyfairbankshotel.com/ and use the coupon code above.
Springhill Suites Marriott
$154 + 8% tax
Staying here: Packing 101
Wondering what to bring?
If you feel like there is a lot to bring on this list, don't panic. You are not required to bring everything; they are just suggestions. Also, if you feel you need some things but don't have room, you can always mail them to the dorm and pick them up when you get here, or buy items on campus or at stores in Fairbanks.
_____Computer with printer (Note: If you do not have a computer, there are several computer labs located across campus for students to use, and there are a few that offer free printing.)
_____Paper for printer
_____Ethernet cable (There is also wireless Internet available across campus.)
_____Stapler & staples
_____Envelopes preaddressed by parent & stamps
For the dorm
_____Prescription medicines and copies of the prescriptions
_____Eyeglasses (extra pair)
_____Posters, photographs, etc.
_____Sticky wall mounts and removable adhesive hooks (non-marking).
_____Dry-erase board and marker (You’ll want this so people can leave you messages on your door.)
_____Date book and/or address book
_____First aid kit, including basic adhesive bandages, disinfectant, aspirin, etc.
_____Sheets (twin, long size)
Note: Residence Life sells a "linen packet" that includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, a pillow, a pillowcase and one hand, face and bath towel.
_____A cup, plate, bowl, fork, knife and spoon
_____Mugs & glasses (only a couple)
_____Small bottle of dish soap and small dishcloth and towels
_____Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, stain remover stick or spray
_____Iron and ironing board
_____Towels & washcloths
_____Toothbrush & toothpaste
_____Shower bucket/basket/caddy to carry items
_____Shower shoes (flip-flops or sandals)
_____Robe or other type of cover-up for community bathrooms
_____Soap & soap dish
_____Skin lotion & other toiletries
_____Perfumes & colognes
A common area television lounge, common kitchen area on the main floor (no kitchen utensils are supplied), and laundry facilities are also part of the residential halls.
For finance and insurance
_____Checkbook, credit cards, traveler's checks &/or money
_____Medical insurance card
_____Insurance papers for automobile
_____Speakers & speaker wires
_____Television, cable and extension cord
For sports and getting around
Outdoor Adventures carries quality sporting/outdoor activity equipment to rent.
_____Mini bulletin board
_____Throw rug (all halls are carpeted)
_____Floor lamps if you don't like fluorescent lighting (but no halogen lamps!)
_____Under-bed storage boxes or storage crates
_____Craft and hobby supplies
_____Beanbag or inflatable chair
_____Hair care products that may not be available locally
_____Camera & film/extra digital media cards
_____Stationary, envelopes and stamps
_____Small tool kit
_____Plastic, airtight containers for food
_____Small lockable box for valuables
What NOT to bring
*Starred items are provided by the university
_____Pets (except fish)
_____Appliances with open heating elements
_____Desk and desk chair*
_____Bed and mattress*
_____Dresser/armoire (with mirror)*