Join the UAF Nanook Family Connection!

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We know that as parents and family members, you care about your student's success. So do we! We look forward to helping your student achieve their academic goals and be successful in the next phase of their lives.

The UAF Nanook Family Connection provides you with the resources you need to help your student navigate the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of college life. Take some time to explore:

News Feed — All the information you need, in one place. You'll find campus news, upcoming events and deadlines, geared toward your interests.

Regular newsletters on your schedule — No time to log in? No problem. We'll send you personalized email updates.

Save and share articles — Save articles for later, or share them across other social media platforms. Hint: We make it easy for you to share information with your student.

Alerts via email — We’ll let you know about important deadlines, campus updates, registration dates (and a whole lot more).

Campus Life

Living on campus

Living on campus is a proven way to help students succeed academically, connect with their peers and engage with campus life. That’s why UAF recommends all first-year students live on campus. Fun fact: UAF’s residence halls are the only ones in the nation to boast a view of the 91Ƶ Range and Denali — the highest peak in North America.

Dining on campus

UAF offers a variety of dining locations for students — both living on campus and commuting to campus. Wood Center's Dine 49 facility has several types of fare, including Mongolian grill, homestyle meals, deli sandwiches and wraps, pizza and pasta, and a salad bar. At Arctic Java, UAF’s main coffee spot, students enjoy early-morning and late-evening service, as well as special events and programs on the coffee house stage. Other retail options available at Wood Center include freshly-made sushi and American favorites off the grill.