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Getting here

Nanook at the airport helping an airplane park
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.
 
Nanook Shuttle to campus
Residence Life will provide a free shuttle service for students from Fairbanks International Airport to campus. Please check back in November 2013 for the shuttle schedule. You may also Contact Orientation with immediate questions.
 
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
 
- Pike's Waterfront Lodge
$119 + 8% tax for double occupancy    (907) 456-4500
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)
 
- Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn  
$109.99    (907) 479-8080
 
- Regency Fairbanks Hotel    
$99 + tax    (907) 459-2700
Use code UAF14 when making reservations. You may also go to https://bookings.ihotelier.com/Regency-Fairbanks-Hotel/bookings.jsp?groupID=1249768&hotelID=96214 to book your room online, or log on to http://www.regencyfairbankshotel.com/ and use the coupon code above.
 
- Sophie Station   
$154    (907) 479-3650
 
- Wedgewood Resort
$154    (907) 479-3650
 
- Bear Lodge
$145    (907) 479-3650
 
- Bridgewater Hotel
$125    (907) 479-3650
 
- Springhill Suites Marriott
$154 + 8% tax    (907) 451-6552
 
- Extended Stay 
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
(907) 457-2288
 
- Best Western-Chena River Lodge
$139.99 + tax    (907) 328-3500

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.

For studies

_____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.)
_____Flash drive
_____Book bag/backpack
_____Notebook paper
_____Notebooks
_____Handheld calculator
_____Dictionary
_____Pens
_____Pencils
_____Pencil sharpener
_____Ruler
_____Scissors
_____Tape
_____Paperclips
_____Stapler & staples
_____Scissors
_____Envelopes preaddressed by parent & stamps

Music major Kaylie Wiltersen practices the guitar in her Skarland Hall single room.
Music major Kaylie Wiltersen practices the guitar in her Skarland Hall single room.

For dorm

_____Prescription medicines and copies of the prescriptions
_____Eyeglasses (extra pair)
_____Contact lenses
_____Telephone
_____Surge protector
_____Alarm clock
_____Small fan
_____Desk lamp
_____Bed lamp
_____Nightlight
_____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
_____Watch
_____House keys
_____Flashlight
_____Tweezers
_____Tissues
_____First aid kit, including basic adhesive bandages, disinfectant, aspirin, etc.

Food/Snacks
_____Small refrigerator
_____Microwave
_____A cup, plate, bowl, fork, knife and spoon
_____Mugs & glasses (only a couple)
_____Small bottle of dish soap and small dishcloth and towels

Bed
_____Sheets (twin, long size)
_____Mattress pad
_____Pillowcases
_____Pillow
_____Blankets
_____Bedspread
_____Throw pillows
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.

Shower/Bathroom
_____Towels & washcloths
_____Toothbrush & toothpaste
_____Hair dryer
_____Shower bucket/basket/caddy to carry items
_____Hairbrush
_____Shower shoes (flip-flops or sandals)
_____Robe or other type of cover-up for community bathrooms
_____Shaving supplies
_____Soap & soap dish
_____Shampoo
_____Deodorant
_____Skin lotion & other toiletries
_____Perfumes & colognes
_____Cosmetics

Laundry
_____Laundry bag
_____Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, stain remover stick or spray
_____Hangers
_____Iron and ironing board
_____Sewing kit

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.
 

Journalism major Teri Anderson rides her bike around the Fairbanks campus.
Journalism major Teri Anderson rides her bike around the Fairbanks campus.

For sports and getting around

_____Bicycle
_____Bicycle lock
_____Athletic shoes
_____Sports clothing
_____Tennis racket
_____Skis
_____Roller blades
_____Swimming suits
_____Beach towel

Outdoor Adventures carries quality sporting/outdoor activity equipment to rent.

For finance and insurance

_____Checkbook, credit cards, traveler's checks &/or money
_____Medical insurance card
_____Insurance papers for automobile

For traveling

_____Suitcase
_____Overnight bag

For fun

_____Radio
_____CD/MP3 player
_____Speakers & speaker wires
_____Stereo headphones
_____CDs
_____Television, cable and extension cord
_____Musical instruments
_____Photo album

The aurora borealis floats above the ice scultpure of the Nanook in the roundabout on the Fairbanks campus.
The aurora borealis floats above the ice scultpure of the Nanook in the roundabout on the Fairbanks campus.

Extras

_____Extra wastebasket
_____Garbage bags
_____Mini bulletin board
_____Plants
_____Stuffed animals
_____Throw rug (all halls are carpeted)
_____Cell phone
_____Answering machine
_____Floor lamps if you don't like fluorescent lighting (but no halogen lamps!)
_____Under-bed storage boxes or storage crates
_____Jewelry box
_____Frisbee
_____Hacky sack/games/cards
_____Craft and hobby supplies
_____Beanbag or inflatable chair
_____Hair care products that may not be available locally
_____Umbrella
_____Camera & film/extra digital media cards
_____Stationary, envelopes and stamps
_____Small tool kit
_____Plastic, airtight containers for food
_____Small lockable box for valuables
_____Humidifier

What NOT to bring

*Starred items are provided by the university

_____Pets (except fish)
_____Waterbeds
_____Candles/incense
_____Halogen lamps
_____Hot plates
_____Appliances with open heating elements
_____Lofts
_____Weapons/firearms/firecrackers
_____Desk and desk chair*
_____Wastebasket*
_____Bed and mattress*
_____Dresser/armoire (with mirror)*
_____Ceiling light*
_____Bookshelves*


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