UAF's annual alumni reunion

July 18-20, 2019



Join us for alumni reunion weekend during Golden Days in Fairbanks. We'd love to see you again. 
Make sure to register for the events happening during Nanook Rendezvous, July 18-20, 2019.

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Thursday, July 18

4:30-7 p.m. Welcome picnic in the Georgeson Botanical Garden

Salads, skewers and other tasty summer fare, followed by music by the Summer Music Festival's American Roots ensemble. Starting at 4:30, come pick up your welcome bag and reunion name tag. Space is limited at the picnic. Alumni who register may bring one guest each. The music in the garden begins at 7 p.m.


Event is sold out.

Add your name to the waitlist.

Friday, July 19

10-11 a.m. UAF campus tour

Led by our wonderful student ambassadors.

  • Meet outside Constitution Hall, UAF campus.
  • Walking tour - mini bus provided for those if needed.
  • Map to Constitution Hall.


Register for the event

Noon-2 p.m. ASUAF Student Media Open House

ASUAF Student Media Suite at the Wood Center

  • Tour the brand new KSUA studios and meet student DJs.
  • Visit the new Sun Star offices and find out how the online newspaper is created.
  • Meet student journalists and media professionals.

Free admission for UAF alumni

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2-4 p.m. Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization Open House

4th Floor of the Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility

  • Discover UAF's entrepreneurial activities
  • Learn more about this year's top inventions
  • Meet the people behind the companies established from university research and the students working in these startups

Free admission for UAF alumni

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7 p.m. Nanook night at Goldpanners baseball

Growden Memorial Park, 201 Wilbur St, Fairbanks.

Free admission for UAF alumni

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Saturday, July 20

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Golden Days Grande Parade

Help represent UAF in the 2019 Golden Days Grande Parade. Walk or ride along on the float during one of Fairbanks' largest summer celebrations!

Click here for more information about the parade, including guidelines and forms for joining UAF's float in the parade.

  • UAF’s parade entry includes a large UAF float pulled by a University Fire Department fire truck and accompanied by representatives from across the university. This year’s theme is Picks, Pokes and Golden Folks. Employees, students and alumni are welcome to walk in the parade. If you would like to ride on the float, please let University Relations know as space is limited.  
  • Participants should read through the parade guidelines and sign up in advance to register and get a gold T-shirt. A roster and UAF liability waiver is required for all participants. Participants accompanying anyone younger than 18 must also have a parental consent form.
  • Parade participants should arrive between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Judging is at 8:45 a.m., and we’d like to have some participants join us on the float at that time. Participants must be in the north Carlson Center parking lot no later than 9:30 a.m. to get positioned before the parade begins at 10 a.m. There will be no parking at the Carlson Center for participants. Participants should park at Ryan Middle School and take the free shuttle to the parade lineup. There will be a shuttle at the end of the parade (728 Gaffney Road) to transport participants back to Ryan Middle School. Map to the Carlson Center

You can see the parade route here.



5 p.m. One Last Hurrah

Salty's on 2nd, downtown Fairbanks

  • No-host drinks and food, including a special #NanookNation-themed cocktail.


Register for the event

All weekend

  • Free admission to the Student Recreation Center on campus.
  • Discounted admission to the UA Museum of the North on campus using the code, "AL2019".


UAF summer guest housing
Reservations open March 1, 2019.
For more information.

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge $129 plus 8% bed tax per night rate for standard rooms.
In addition this year we will also be including breakfast too!
Use the code "UAF Alumni 2019" when making reservations at, call 907-374- 7110 or email

Visit to find out about other hotels and excursions to make your Alaska visit the trip of a lifetime.