Join the UAF Nanook Family Connection!
We know that as parents and family members, you care about your student's success. So do we! We look forward to helping your student achieve their academic goals and be successful in the next phase of their lives.
The UAF Nanook Family Connection provides you with the resources you need to help your student navigate the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of college life. Take some time to explore:
News Feed — All the information you need, in one place. You'll find campus news, upcoming events and deadlines, geared toward your interests.
Regular newsletters on your schedule — No time to log in? No problem. We'll send you personalized email updates.
Save and share articles — Save articles for later, or share them across other social media platforms. Hint: We make it easy for you to share information with your student.
Alerts via email — We’ll let you know about important deadlines, campus updates, registration dates (and a whole lot more).
Wondering when your student will be home for the holiday break? Holidays and residence hall closings — as well as all the other important academic dates — can be found on the UAF events calendar or the academic calendar.See academic calendar
Check out the virtual and in-person events hosted by the Office of Admissions. Learn about your student’s major, financial aid and scholarships, housing, advising and registration and more directly from the UAF experts!See admissions events
Parent and Family Orientation is encouraged for anyone our students call family. Attending is a great way for family members to learn how to support their student as they start college.Orientation information
Living on campus
Living on campus is a proven way to help students succeed academically, connect with
their peers and engage with campus life. That’s why UAF recommends all first-year
students live on campus. Fun fact: UAF’s residence halls are the only ones in the
nation to boast a view of the Alaska Range and Denali — the highest peak in North
Dining on campus
UAF offers a variety of dining locations for students — both living on campus and commuting to campus. Wood Center's Dine 49 facility has several types of fare, including Mongolian grill, homestyle meals, deli sandwiches and wraps, pizza and pasta, and a salad bar. At Arctic Java, UAF’s main coffee spot, students enjoy early-morning and late-evening service, as well as special events and programs on the coffee house stage. Other retail options available at Wood Center include freshly-made sushi and American favorites off the grill.Dining Services
Health and Safety
Health and Counseling
The mission of the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center is to help all UAF students connect to the resources they need to ensure their mental, physical and emotional health on campus. Health and Counseling offers multiple services right on campus, including medical care and counseling with the student insurance plan.Student Health and Counseling Center
UAF proudly keeps a safe and secure campus, with our own police force right next door to the UAF residence halls. For more information about safety, crime statistics and the campus police visit the UAF Police website. The UAF police force offers several safety services, including police escorts. Campus Parking Services even offers vehicle jumpstarts.More health and safety information
If you have concerns about your child's safety, please contact the Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities at 907-474-7317.