The speaking center will be face-to-face and virtual for the fall 2021 semester.


The UAF Speaking Center is here for you! We are open to all students, faculty, and alumni in need of help with public speaking, presentations, mock interviews and more. Offering both telephonic and  virtual coaching options, we can coach you even if you aren't currently in the Fairbanks area. We provide appointments for one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional public speaking coach for immediate guidance and constructive feedback for:

  • Outlining
  • Topic selection
  • Thesis statements
  • Overcoming speech anxiety 
  • Visual aids
  • Practice and view
  • Nonverbals
  • Eye contact
  • Mock interview prep
  • And more!

Book an appointment today. You’ll be glad you did!

STATISTICS 2017-2019

Over 1,300 coaching appointments

97% of students rated our subject matter expertise as very good or excellent

100% rated our attentiveness as very good or excellent

99% rated helpfulness as excellent or very good

96% are extremely likely to refer a friend or classmate and come back for additional support

Need to cancel? Just send us an email!

Fall 2021 Hours


 8:30am - noon


3pm- 5pm (virtual only)


8:30am - noon


Due to COVID-19, the Speaking Center will offer virtual appointments as well.

Email for additional availability if you do not see a time that works for you at

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507 Gruening

Located on the fifth floor of the Gruening building.

1747 South Chandalar Dr. Suite 507