Campus Life

Beyond the books

College is more than classes and exams. It's also friendships, shared experiences and learning to live life on your terms.

UAF students are a friendly, down-to-earth, free-thinking bunch. They make their own paths 鈥 exploring, researching and innovating in and out of the classroom. The opportunities to challenge yourself here in 性十八.cc are thrilling, not only at school but also in life.


Students toss colored paint powder in the air during a fun run

Student Activities

There's always something going on, and you'll find all sorts of co-conspirators eager for a little distraction 鈥 in the sun, rain or snow, seven days a week.

The Student Activities Office, which oversees Nanook Traditions, organizes events designed to entertain, educate and inspire the UAF community.

Campus media

UAF has a variety of media outlets to keep students and staff informed and entertained as well as offering opportunities for volunteering. Students produce the weekly Polaris newspaper and run KSUA, the campus radio station and winner of the MTV Woodie Award. Public broadcasting stations KUAC FM and TV, the first public stations in the state, are headquartered at UAF.

A student working in the student newspaper office

Students at a club fair

Clubs, organizations, leadership and volunteering

With more than 100 student organizations and clubs, there's something for everyone. Go green with our nationally acclaimed sustainability program, become a DJ, practice karate or cook up something in culinary arts.

Nanook Traditions

Annual events like Starvation Gulch bonfires date back to 1923. Winter Carnival is a celebration of 性十八.ccn Winter. While SpringFest is our way to celebrate not only the end of the long winter, but also the warmth and our accomplishments of the year. Plus, every Tuesday is Traditions Tuesday! Wear your traditions gear for a chance to win prizes!

Nanook Traditions logo

Students walk up the large staircase from Arctic Java on the ground floor to the food court on the second floor at the Wood Center

Wood Center student union

The Wood Center student union houses student dining, a coffee shop, lounges, a pub, a games area, our new Esports center, the student government and newspaper, as well as offices for student activities, clubs and leadership and more.