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University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Life

University of Alaska Fairbanks is on a 2,250-acre campus in a small town setting in Fairbanks, Alaska. There are many activities and organizations for University of Alaska Fairbanks students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

University of Alaska Fairbanks does not have fraternities or sororities.

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a thriving Chi Alpha. In fact, more students participate in Chi Alpha than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Alaska Fairbanks include Yoga Club, Aurora Aerial Arts, Festival of Native Arts and Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks community comes together each year for Starvation Gulch, Melt Down and Winter Carnival.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Housing

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers housing for students.

The majority of University of Alaska Fairbanks students live on campus. In 2021, 52% of undergrads at University of Alaska Fairbanks lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Alaska Fairbanks.

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Athletics

At University of Alaska Fairbanks there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Alaska Fairbanks:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Riflery NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Skiing (Cross Country) NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at University of Alaska Fairbanks

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Alaska Fairbanks is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The University of Alaska Fairbanks campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, University of Alaska Fairbanks has ID check at door of residence halls, crime prevention and safety workshops.

Plan a Visit to University of Alaska Fairbanks

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Alaska Fairbanks, take Parks Highway to Fairbanks, AK. If you need to fly, book your flight to Fairbanks International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Alaska you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore University of Alaska Fairbanks's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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