You're part of 
The Nanook Family


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When your student joined Nanook Nation, you did too! As the family member of a student, you're the core of their support system, and we're here to make sure you feel confident as you help them navigate their time at . The Nanook Family Connection is a platform just for family members of students — and it has everything you need.

Use the Nanook Family Connection to find resources to help your University of Alaska Fairbanks 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 — all geared toward your interests.
  • Emailed Newsletters — No time to log in? No problem. We'll send you personalized updates about everything going on at the . Choose your topics and frequency, so you'll get only what's important to you.
  • Save and share articles — Save articles for later or share them across other social media platforms. We make it easy for you to share information with your students, even when they’re living on the campus.
  • Alerts via email — We’ll let you know about important admissions deadlines, campus updates, registration dates and much more.


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Campus Life

Living on campus is a proven way for students to succeed academically, connect with their peers and engage with campus life. That’s why the requires that all first-year students live on campus.

Fun fact: ’s residence halls are the only ones in the nation to boast a view of the Alaska Range and Denali — the highest peak in North America.

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Health and Safety

takes your student's safety seriously. On-campus medical services, counseling services, fire department and police services are just the start of our promise to you that we'll do everything in our power to keep your student safe at .

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FERPA for Families

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the education records of students, affording them rights of privacy and control over their educational records. FERPA covers any records that a university keeps that are directly related to a student. This includes their grades, class registrations, student bill, campus housing records, disciplinary records and almost everything that contains personally identifiable information. This even includes their student status with — whether or not they are even currently a student is protected by FERPA.

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An important step in succeeding in college is keeping track of important deadlines and events — such as orientation, financial aid submission dates and registration deadlines.

Academic Calendar

Wondering when your student will be home for the holiday break? You can find all holidays and residence hall closings — as well as all the other important academic dates — on the events calendar or the academic calendar.

Admissions Events

Check out the virtual and in-person events hosted by the Office of Admissions. Learn about majors, financial aid and scholarships, housing, advising, registration and more directly from the experts! See the Admissions Events.


One of the best parts of the campus experience is the number of events hosts throughout the year. Are you and your student interested in learning about the forests that surround the campus? Maybe you’d like to join the annual Party in the Park? Find your first adventures by browsing upcoming University of Alaska Fairbanks campus events. See all events.