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.
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.
1) Keys: Students will be given room/apartment keys by the hall staff upon checking into their rooms. Hall staff will review important move-in information with each student upon their check-in.
2) Unpacking: Rev-it-up solunteers are on hand to help first-year students move into their rooms. They'll take your things from the car to the room while students and their families explore move-in day booths and meet with staff.
3) Room Condition Reports (RCR): Residents have 48 hours to review and either accept or dispute their RCR. If no action is taken in that time frame, the RCR will be considered automatically accepted. It is each resident’s responsibility to review the condition of their room by accessing and signing the RCR. The RCR will be used at check-out to assess any damages that were not listed on the RCR at the time of check in. The RCR can be found in the Nanook Housing portal.
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 and tuberculosis screening. See Required Immunizationa and TB Testing for information and online form. In addition, students living in housing must sign the meningococcal meningitis information document.
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 (available two weeks after submitting your applications), 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 Mail Box. Please go to the UAF Campus Mail Center for more information on how to register for a Campus Mail Box. After you register for a Campus Mail Box, 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.
Each individual resident will need to submit an Exception to Housing Agreement to arrive on campus before the official move in day.
The form can be found under the Applications and Forms tab in the housing portal.You will have an opportunity to attach a copy of your class schedule under the "questions" section of the form.
Early arrival students will have their early arrival fees charged to their student account.
Individual students who arrive early for any reason will be charged based on their room type per night.
- Double Room - $28.00 per night
- Single Room - $30.00 per night
- Super-Single - $38.00 per night
Any early arrival requests received after August 1 will incur a $50.00 late fee.
Early arrival students may be housed in a termporary room until they are transitioned to their fall/spring room assignment.
Early arrival requests will not be processed if the resident has not submitted a housing application.
Communicating any changes as soon as possible to us is crucial to ensure we can provide youthe best possible service.
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.
For technology information and what technology to bring (and not to bring).
Peer Mentors are available to help you learn subjects from accounting to foreign languages.
Only 1 refrigerator to be used per residence hall room. The refrigerator must meet the following specifications: Less than 5 cubic feet in size 120 Volt Energy rating less than 2 amps.
To request a room a change after you move in, you can use the Room Swap or Even Room Swap program.