Alaska

University of Alaska
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Inspiring discovery. Inspiring greatness. Inspiring, naturally.

There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. 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 undergraduates making up 89 percent of the total student body, UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

With seven campuses across the state, 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.

Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks — it may feel like you've journeyed far, but in fact, this is where it all begins.


Carlson Center
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The Carlson Center is located on the banks of the Chena River, features the only trade show decorating capabilities in the Interior, plentiful parking, handicap accessibility, on-site catering and a professional staff experienced in meeting and event planning. The Center has three meeting rooms totaling 10,000 square feet and an arena with 35,000 square feet of exhibit/meeting space. The Center is located in the heart of Fairbanks near hotels, Pioneer Park and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus. The Center is owned by the Fairbanks North Star Borough and managed by SMG. It is named after John A. Carlson, Borough Mayor from 1968-1982.

The Carlson Center stays involved in the Fairbanks Community via memberships with the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce as well as the Downtown Assocation of Fairbanks. The management team actively participates in committees associated with these memberships. The staff actively participates in the community through volunteer efforts with many local organizations. The Carlson Center is proud to support the Fairbanks community as well the armed forces.