Outdoor Adventures

Mission statement

It is the mission of Outdoor Adventures to foster personal growth and a spirit of adventure for the UAF community through education, experience and accessibility in the wilderness of Alaska and right here on campus.


White Mountains Ski

Outdoor Adventures Hours

Outdoor Adventures fall/winter hours are Monday and Friday Noon-6pm,  and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Noon-5pm.

We are closed on the weekends so rent on Friday, at a  weekend rate, to have great gear on the weekends.

Avalanche awarness

Field Safety classes

We organize a wide variety of outdoor safety training for both our staff and members of the university community.

Outdoor adventures trip river rafting

Outdoor Adventure Trips

Experienced university staff and student leaders lead trips throughout Alaska year round.  Check out our full semester of trip offerings.



Students ice climbing

Academic classes

Outdoor Adventures also offers a variety of classes ranging from Ice Climbing to Mountaineering, Wilderness First Aid and Advanced Wilderness Leadership.

Wickersham Dome Snowshoe

Outdoor Adventures Living Learning Community

The Outdoor Adventure's LLC brings together students with similar identities, values or needs. We have staff who support your experience within the residence halls and at the Outdoor Adventures office.  A successful first year of college looks different for every student, so we offer programs to appeal to a diverse set of interests and structure them so students are given opportunities to adjust to UAF academically as well as socially.
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Birch Creek

Backcountry Leadership Training Program

Coming in late May 2020. This program will immerse you in a variety of outdoor opportunities within the great state of Alaska. In the 5 week program you will ear 6 college credits, an assortment of valuable outdoor credentials, and a variety of outdoor skills from a group of experienced guides and instructors.
Information and Registration