Welcome to UAF!

Congratulations on your acceptance! We look forward to helping you achieve your academic goals and explore your possibilities on the Last Frontier — where inspiration is around every bend, independence is championed and adventure is inevitable.

Use this website as a trail guide to the next steps you need to take on your path to becoming a Nanook.

If you are a military veteran, more information can be found about our services for veterans on the Military and Veterans website. Prospective graduate students, please visit the Graduate School. If you're an international student, head over to the International Student website to discover what you need to do before you come to Fairbanks.


Steps to take before you arrive:

UAF Online Orientation will introduce you to the tools and information you need to make a smooth transition to UAF. Nine interactive modules give you the tools for success through a mix of text, videos, games and quizzes. Please complete each module before your first semester at UAF.

The Financial Aid Office is your gateway to the funding options that make UAF even more affordable. Explore the scholarships, grants and loans that are available to UAF students, and don't forget to submit your FAFSA by June 30 to qualify for the Alaska Performance Scholarship if you are a graduate of an Alaska high school.

Your UA username and password will be your key to access many of the services available to UAF students and UAOnline — your student portal for registration, financial aid, housing and more. If you need assistance logging in, follow the instructions for claiming or resetting your information. For more assistance, contact the OIT Support Center at 800-478-8226, 907-450-8300 or helpdesk@alaska.edu.

We may need additional information from you to approve you for in-state tuition status (PDF) or for the Western Undergraduate Exchange program (WUE). You can find you residency status on your acceptance letter or check it at UAOnline.

Class registration begins in early April for fall semesters and early November for spring semesters. Prior to registering for classes, you will need to meet with your academic advisor. Appointments can be scheduled via phone or email.

Make sure you have submitted current ACT or SAT scores for English placement and have completed the ALEKS math placement module. These placement tests will help your advisor get you into the right classes.

Register early for your courses to get the best selection. Registration is done on UAOnline. Textbooks can be ordered online or purchased at the UAF Bookstore.

Now that you have registered for classes, we will only be able to provide your student information to you. If you would like for your parents, guardian, or another individual to have access to your information, a FERPA release (PDF) will need to be filed.

After you register for classes, make sure to set up your UAF email address, so you can get important information from UAF. If you already have a preferred email address, you can set your UAF email to forward to your preferred address.

On-campus living is an important part of the college experience. Make sure you apply for housing before the housing priority deadline on June 30. First-year students 20 years old and younger, have a live-on-campus requirement for their first year.

Not sure where to get mail? UAF has a post office right on campus. Apply to receive mail on campus.

Meal plans are a great way to save time and eat well. UAF Dining Services offers a variety of plans to satisfy your needs. Meal plans are required for all residents living on campus and are also available to commuter students.

Before moving onto campus, please complete the health inventory and submit your immunization record. You can also check out the services available at the Student Health and Counseling Center.

New Student Orientation is required for most new students. It’s a 4-day crash course in everything you’ll need to know to have the best college experience at UAF. New first-year students will be automatically enrolled, and transfer students can reserve a transfer student orientation space now. If you are a military veteran please ask us about Student Veteran Orientation.

Love the outdoors? Wilderness Welcome is a great way to have an Alaskan adventure before you begin New Student Orientation. Outdoor Adventures offers up to five separate group trips just before New Student Orientation begins.

Financial aid is applied to your student account about two weeks prior to the first day of class. Check your UAOnline account to track your financial aid disbursements, accept any student loan offers and pay your account balance.

The Office of the Bursar also has payment plan options and instructions on how to set up your direct deposit to receive any excess financial aid disbursements or refunds.

Your safety on campus is important to us, and we would like you to be prepared to be safe prior to arriving on campus. Haven and AlcoholEdu are two trainings that help students make safe, healthy choices. These trainings are required to be taken prior to your to arrival on campus.

To learn more about Haven and AlcoholEdu and how to take the trainings, visit the UAF Department of Equity and Compliance website.

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Virtual tour

Can't visit us in-person? Explore UAF by taking a virtual tour. See 360s, photos and maps to help get acquainted with the Fairbanks campus.

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Prospective student tour group on the Fairbanks campus

Schedule a campus visit

Haven't visited campus yet? We are happy to connect you with your department, set up an academic advising appointment, give you a campus tour, set up a meeting with financial aid or schedule a time for you to speak with an admissions counselor.

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