Welcome to UAF!


New Nanook Nights

Attend a New Nanook Night free virtual session to get expert guidance on the initial to-do鈥檚 you must complete before meeting with your academic advisor to select courses for your first semester. Sessions are held weekly and are recommended for all new students, transfer students and students returning to college after a break.


Let us know whether you'd like to accept your admission, postpone it or if you'll be unable to attend.

Follow these  (select "Activate My UA Account" tab). For more assistance, contact the OIT Support Center at 800-478-8226, 907-450-8300 or helpdesk@alaska.edu.

As of December 6, 2023, UAF will not require ACT/SAT test scores for admission to any undergraduate degree program. Test scores will not be taken into consideration for UAF scholarships but a qualifying score is required for some non-UAF scholarship opportunities, such as the 性十八.cc Performance Scholarship (APS). In some cases, test scores may be used in lieu of placement tests for registration or class prerequisites, however alternative options are available to all students.

Please make sure to for proper course placement.

To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in sealed envelopes from the institution. You may also submit your transcripts electronically through a secure transcript service.

If you don't have math transfer credit (including AP), then please take the ALEKS (SAT/ACT scores can not be used for math placement). If you haven't taken the ACT/SAT, complete the UAF Writing Placement exam.

You鈥檒l need to meet with your advisor before you are eligible to register for your classes.

Registration is done on . Textbooks can be ordered online or purchased at the .

We may need additional information from you to approve you for or for the Western Undergraduate Exchange program (WUE). You can find your residency status on your acceptance letter or check it at .

Explore the scholarships, grants and loans that are available to UAF students, and don't forget to submit your by June 30 to qualify for the if you are a graduate of an 性十八.cc high school.

*UAF's FAFSA school code: 001063

The priority housing application deadline is June 30 鈥 apply before then for the most room options. First-year students 20 years old and younger are required to live on campus their first year. For questions or assistance with your housing application, please contact UAF Residence Life at 907-474-7247 or uaf-housing@alaska.edu.

The UAF Honors College provides a diverse and welcoming community of high-achieving students who are interested in pursuing a rigorous academic experience, in the context of a highly interdisciplinary and supportive learning environment.  Honors students gain access to a generous scholarship program, one-on-one mentoring and advising, tailored academic programming, and unique research and experiential learning.  The Honors College also features the Climate Scholars Program, the first program of its kind in the world, offering honors students interested in climate resiliency the chance to impact climate science and policy, in 性十八.cc and around the globe.  Students must be admitted to a UAF bachelor program and meet eligibility criteria. To learn more, visit our website, or contact our staff at sjmay@alaska.edu.

COVID-19 immunization

UAF does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students, staff or faculty to attend classes or live on campus. 

Required immunizations for students living in campus housing

All newly admitted students living in campus housing must provide proof of the following immunizations, which can be uploaded to the .

  • Meningococcal (MCV4) - administered after the age of 16
  • Tetanus (Tdap, TD) - administered in the last 10 years)
  • 2 Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB) - required with initial move in

Now that you have registered for classes, we will only be able to provide your student information to you. If you would like for your parents, guardian or another individual to have access to your information, submit a FERPA release to grant them access to some or all of your information. This includes grades, account balances and any other information related to you.

The PolarExpress card is the official UAF photo identification card used by students to access UAF facilities and to make purchases. The card includes your name, photograph and student identification number. Your PolarExpress card is how you'll access secure buildings (such as residence halls), your meal plan, bear bucks, the library and computer labs, and other activities. Learn more about the PolarExpress card.

New fall students 鈥 Complete the , including uploading a passport-style "selfie" and a copy of a government-issued ID. Your PolarExpress card will be available to pick up at Rev-it-Up Residence Hall Move-in Day or at the Office of the Bursar at the start of the semester. You can also request your card be mailed to you 鈥 mailed cards may not arrive until after the beginning of the semester.


Prospective UAF students on a campus tour
Visit campus

Haven't visited campus yet? We are happy to connect you with your department, set up an academic advising appointment, give you a campus tour, set up a meeting with financial aid or schedule a time for you to speak with an admissions counselor.

Virtual Tour
Virtual campus tour

Can't visit us in-person? Explore UAF by taking a virtual tour. See 360s, photos and maps to help get acquainted with the Fairbanks campus.

Sunflower in front of MBS housing complex on UAF campus
New Student Orientation

Start the semester off with a bang! Packed full of a mix of activities and information sessions, New Student Orientation is your connection to campus resources and a great way to meet other Nanooks. Orientation is required for most new students. Programming includes Parent and Family Orientation, Transfer Student Orientation, and Student Veteran Orientation.