Academic Computing

The Division of Computing and Communications manages campus-wide academic computing, library computing, IT security and networking. The division provides IT consulting, training seminars, programming support, web coordination and software license management. All students, faculty and staff are issued e-mail addresses. UAF uses the student's e-mail address to communicate on many important matters. Contact the Computing Service Center Help Desk at (907) 474-6564 for more information on how to obtain, access or forward e-mail accounts.

Desktop computers are available in open labs in the Bunnell Building, Rasmuson Library and the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland residence hall complex. There are also numerous departmental computer labs available for student use. Check with the school or college regarding access, user fees, available software and hours of operation.

UAF encourages students to bring their own computer to school. For hardware and software recommendations, contact the Help Desk at (907) 474-6564, via e-mail at or visit online at Students, faculty and staff may purchase personal computers and software at educational discounts from the UA Technology Center at (907) 474-6463, or online at