Moving in guide


Get packed, it's time to move into your residence hall! Make sure that you have a valid housing contract for the term that you're moving into, and prepare to enjoy the true college experience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Packing list

Not sure where to begin when it comes to packing for college? Here's a good place to start. We made a packing list to help you get started for living and studying in Fairbanks.

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Housing Handbook

Everything you need to know about living on campus is in our Housing Handbook, from services available to residents to important phone numbers.

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FERPA release

Look over the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act with your parents and/or guardian. Make sure you sign it and your parents and/or guardian.

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2019 move in

Move in 2019

1) Learn About Orientation

Learn more about fall/spring opening day activities by reading about our student, family and parent orientation.

2) Submit Health Records

Students living in UAF housing are required to submit documentation of certain immunization which include the Meningococcal vaccine, Tetanus vaccine,  Mumps, Measles, Rubella vaccines, and Tuberculosis Skin Test. 

Submit your immunization records through your patient portal to UAF Student Health and Counseling.

Residents must be complaint  on/after August 1 will result in cancellation of your housing assignment.

3) Check Your Insurance

Check your family's homeowners' or apartment renter's insurance policy to make sure valuables you bring to campus will be covered.

4) Know Your Room Assignment

After learning your room assignment, login to your Nanook Housing portal  to view your housing status and your designated check-in day and time.

5) Set Up Your New Mailing Address and Shipping Ahead of Time

The campus post office provides boxes for on-campus residents. If you plan to receive mail or packages while living on campus, you must register for a Campus mailbox. Please go to the UAF Campus Mail Center for more information on how to register for a Campus mailbox. After you register for a Campus mailbox, you will receive a physical address to receive private carrier packages. 

6) Connect with Your Roommate(s) 

After learning your roommate's name(s), reach out to your roommate(s)! Share academic plans, common interests, and what each of you will contribute to your room's set-up. Check-out more about living with a roommate here. We know you're excited about personalizing your space on campus, but keep in mind that your room will be a shared living space, make sure you set ground rules before move-in.

7) Figure Out What to Pack

Review our items to bring checklists for items you should bring, and things not to forget. Most students bring too much stuff. The best advice we've heard is to set out everything you want to bring, then pack and bring one-half of the total.

8) Arriving on Campus

Look over the UAF Campus Map. Since campus is a big place you'll want to know where to go, but don't worry too much about getting lost, there will be lots of signs and people to help get you to the right place. 



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REV-IT-UP move-in event

The event is designed for first year students moving into Moore and Skarland. Staff are on hand to help move residents into their rooms. In an effort to simplify your transition to campus, services are set up in the MBS Complex. All residents are welcome to attend Rev-It-Up to take care of University business.

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Technology information

For technology information and what technology to bring (and not to bring).

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Automatic coffee makers, air popcorn popper, refrigerators (which do not exceed 3 1/2 feet in height), microwave ovens smaller than 1 cubic foot (1,000 watts) are permitted within individual rooms/apartments.

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Room swap

To request a room change after you move in, you can use the Room Swap or Even Room Swap program.