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University of Alaska Fairbanks

, Fairbanks, United States



Est. 1917 | Naturally Inspiring There are places in this world where you are destined to discover the true you. Here at UAF, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

With seven campuses across Alaska, we are home to more than 11,000 students from all over the world — each in pursuit of something extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a greater sense of purpose or a true sense of belonging, the UAF community lives authentically, believing that life is what you make of it, that knowledge is indeed power, and that a natural curiosity about the world around you will always be your best GPS.

We are the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Naturally Inspiring.


Timeline Photos

Denali in September 2016. Image by former official campus photographer Todd Paris captured during a trip to the park with faculty members. #UAF100 #NaturallyInspiring

Timeline Photos

Learning for Life: Save more at the grocery store

UAF Cooperative Extension Service Nutrition Educator Amorette Payment writes about ways to trim your grocery bills. #UAF100 #NaturallyInspiring

Before You Move In With Your Best Friend

Thoughts about choosing a roommate from one of the 2016/2017 University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Ambassadors. "A lot of people forget to consider how tough living with someone actually is and sometimes it can be the downfall of the majority of relationships."

Alaska Nanooks

Highlights from Alaska Nanooks 2016/2017 seasons. Created to present at the Nanooks All-Sports Awards Ceremony. #UAF100 #NanookNation #GoNooks

University of Alaska Fairbanks Shuttle Bus Services

University of Alaska Fairbanks Shuttle Bus Services

"Why do we willingly subject ourselves to narratives designed to frighten or disgust us, or become scared when we know the events being presented are not real?" Study horror and ghost narratives in UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning World Literature 200X this Summer. Open to anyone! Register for Summer classes: Search all classes being offered in Summer/Fall 2017: (This GIF is from The Orphanage, one of the stories people taking the class will study. )

UAF100 celebrating a century 1917-2017

Video includes highlights of the first 100 years of higher ed in Alaska. #UAF100 #NanookNation

UAF eLearning & Distance Education

Explore all the classes being offered in 2017 here: #UAF100 #NanookNation

Mountains full of snow and birds

"On a crisp moonlit night, the snipes sliced through the mountain air with their winnowing call. It’s a bit spooky, like hysterical laughter that starts and ends soft but is loud in the middle." #UAF100 #NaturallyInspiring

JERRY KISABETH's Obituary on Oklahoman

"His MS in upper atmospheric physics was from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 1969; his PhD was in space physics from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1972." #UAF100 #NanookNation

#midnightsun17, a playlist by Ua Fairbanks on Spotify

We've started building this year's collection of songs for summer. Follow us on Spotify. Playlists updated regularly. In case you're in a retro mood:


Online version of the latest Aurora. The next issue is going to be a super-sized Centennial issue. Register for a no-charge subscription here and get this collecter's item delivered to your mailbox: #UAF100 #NanookNation