Moving-in Fall 2021 Calendar
Students need to pre-schedule their move-in date/time utilizing the links below prior to arriving on campus this fall. This will allow us to practice adequate social distancing while limiting the crowd sizes that gather on campus. Move-in needs to be staggered in a coordinated manner this year so we can successfully follow public health and expert guidance on facilitating spaced interactions in order to minimize the transmission/spread of COVID-19.
Move-in appointments will be spaced out every 15 minutes so please arrive on-time. After you arrive, you will have one hour to move-in. We highly encourage students to only bring 1-2 helpers to assist them in moving as we won’t be able to offer volunteers to assist with the process this year due to COVID-19.
First years or first time UAF students participating in New Student Orientation (NSO), may select a move-in appointment between August 18th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See more information about first-year move-in here.
Returning students may schedule a move-in appointment between August 18th, 5 p.m. - August 23, 8 a.m.
See more information about move-in here.
UAF New Student Orientation - Fall 2021
New Student Orientation will be held in person for fall 2021.
Thursday, Aug. 19: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
*Be on the look out for the exact time of your floor meeting.
Start connecting with your close-knit, learning-centered “neighborhood” that maintains a safe environment, develops a supportive and inclusive community and encourages students to explore common interests with mentors.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Start getting to know campus! Tours will depart every hour, on the hour, from the stairs in front of MBS. The last tour will leave at 4 p.m.
5 - 7 p.m.
Wood Center, Dine 49
Mix and mingle with faculty, staff and other students. Bring your family if they’re registered for Parent and Family Orientation.
Orientation Kickoff & Field Night
Get to know the rest of the incoming class and meet your orientation group. Featuring games, food and an outdoor showing of blockbuster movie Godzilla vs. Kong.
Safety is one of our top priorities and so we’re super pleased to share with you all some of the new protective measures residents can anticipate having access to within their homes/places of residence this fall.
- We installed a clear plexiglass barrier at both service windows to include the Central Office and the Nanook Concierge (previously the desk attendant position) window
- All water fountains have been disabled/closed, but residents will be able to continue to use the water refill stations
- Some sinks will be shut off and faucets covered within communal restrooms to allow space for residents to physically distance
- All residents are required to sign the Nanooks Care Compact 48 hours prior to their arrival
- We’ll be supporting and promoting the Nanook Health Campaign:
- Physically distancing ourselves from others by 6 feet when possible
- Washing our hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
- Wearing a mask
- Staying home if we’re sick
- Covering our cough
RESIDENCE HALLS AND FURNISHINGS
Check out our interactive map of campus. The residence hall pages (below) include details about your residence hall, including a sample floor plan!
New Student Orientation
Connect with all of the programs, departments, people, and opportunities that UAF has to offer to help you succeed as you transition into your college experience!Learn more
What is my room assignment? When will I receive it?
Once your application for housing has been processed, you will receive an assignment letter with details of your room assignment. You may check your room assignment at any time through the Nanook Housing portal. In the portal, you will be able to see details regarding which residence hall and room you will be living in, the name(s) of your roommate(s). You will need to log in using your UA credentials. To visit your housing portal, click on the link below
Can I see my room before I move in?
Our staff will be working diligently to make sure your room is ready for your arrival and no students will have access to their room prior to their check in time. However, if you would like to see what you room would look like, we have staged rooms available for tours so that you can ave an idea. Please contact the Residence Life Central Office for tours.
Can I change my assignment before the move-in date?
Students may not change their room assignments during the room freeze period of Fall and Spring Semester. However, there will be plenty of opportunity to change rooms throughout the school year. You can learn more specific information about the room change process here.
Why wasn’t I assigned to my first, second or third choice residence hall?
Room assignments are made based on the date the application is received. If you did not receive one of your choices of residence halls, there were no spaces left in those halls at the time that your application was received. However, you will have plenty of opportunities to change your room throughout the academic year through our room change process.
How do I pay for my room and board?
What size is my room?
Residence Life housing options contain a wide variety of room types. For approximate room sizes, please see your residence hall’s floor plans and room layouts.
What will the University provide in my room?
All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed (36x80), dresser or equivalent, desk, chair, book shelving, and a closet/armoire.
What about the window coverings?
All residence hall rooms have some form of window covering– blinds, shades or curtains.
Will I have a private bathroom?
Wickersham Hall and the Cutler Apartment Complex offer private bathrooms that are shared by up to a maximum of four people.
What should I bring for my room?
At a minimum, blankets, bed linens (to fit an extra-long twin mattress, 36” x 80”), pillows, toiletries, and towels are recommended. If you are interested in ordering a complete linen packet, please contact the Residence Life Central Office at (907) 474-7247 to place an order. For buildings with private bathrooms, students also need to provide toilet paper and non-abrasive cleaning supplies.
Can I bring a small appliance like a microwave, coffee maker, or refrigerator?
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has established policies regarding the use of heat-producing appliances. For safety and sanitary reasons, cooking appliances are not permitted in rooms not equipped with kitchens. Refrigerators 4.0 cubic feet and under are allowed in all rooms. Microwaves that are no larger than 1cf and 1000 watts are allowed. Combo microwave/refrigerator units (e.g. Microfridge) where the refrigerator plugs into the microwave are also permitted. The key feature of these units are that they manage power consumption – reducing circuit overload and minimizing the risk of fire.
Can I stay in my room over the break periods?
Residents may stay on campus during winter and summer breaks with an approved application and break housing fee. Please contact the Residence Life Central Office for information about housing options through break periods.