Out of State Families


Out of State Families

For families of students from outside the state of Alaska.

Members: 58
Latest Activity: Apr 17

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Summer Storage? 2 Replies

Can anyone share with us any options for storing things over the summer?  Continue

Started by Kimberly Yarborough. Last reply by Kimberly Yarborough Apr 11.

Air Fare suggestions? 7 Replies

My son just started at UAF and we are from VA.  I just returned from there yesterday on the 4,028 mile flight.  Alaska is beautiful and Kurt is very happy so far.  I was advised to start looking for…Continue

Started by Cheryle T. Hugo. Last reply by Missy Giacomelli Aug 14, 2013.

Christmas 5 Replies

My daughter will be a freshman at UAF this year.  We (she and I) are discussing Christmas break.  Should she stay on campus or fly home?  We live in Wasington State.

Started by Lara Major. Last reply by David Gordon Aug 2, 2011.

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Comment by robin brice on January 12, 2014 at 11:52am
To everyone who took the time to respond to my post: Thanks so much! I have a lot less trepidation about the whole process of college entrance,and about sending my daughter across the continent to study. I will definitely continue to monitor the website and will make sure J. also checks in as well.
Comment by Kim Galvin on September 28, 2013 at 3:13pm

Robin - We are also from the far east of VA. My son started UAF this past summer and loves it! I agree with Shannon that everyone we have worked with at the school has been wonderful! As a parent of an only child, it was difficult to think that he will be so far from home but knowing that he is so happy and has such support from the staff at UAF puts my mind at ease.

Comment by shannon harrison on September 19, 2013 at 5:17pm
Robin we are from Washington and my son goes to Uaf he started in summer now in his 2 nd semester and I just came back from a visit 3 wks ago. The university staff are great, res life- dorms, registration, dinning program everyone we've delt with have been outstanding.
Comment by Damien Snook on September 19, 2013 at 5:04pm

Robin - great to hear that your daughter is so excited about Alaska and UAF! My advice is to encourage her to be proactive if she has any questions. The staff in the Office of Admissions and the Registrar are very helpful and friendly. If you or her have any questions, feel free to bring them up here, as well.

Comment by robin brice on September 19, 2013 at 4:27am

My daughter has applied and is just DYING to be accepted here!  She has spent hours researching everything about Fairbanks, and the university in particular. Alaska is a far stretch from PA. but she has high hopes and even wants to stay in Alaska after she graduates. Any input you can give me will be great and I will continue to follow this website for info. I am glad this resource is available. 

Comment by Damien Snook on March 11, 2013 at 1:26pm

Shannon: Unfortunately, campus is far enough from other areas of Fairbanks that hotels are not within walking distance. There are a few lodging options in town that have airport shuttles, and might also be able to shuttle to campus (be sure to call to inquire before booking, though): Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Spring Hill Suites, Sophie Station, Extended Stay, and Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. At the very least, there is a city bus service that runs near those hotels, as well as multiple taxi services. Let me know if your son has any trouble planning his stay - either reply here, or shoot me an email at dtsnook@alaska.edu

Comment by shannon harrison on March 10, 2013 at 8:27pm

My son is coming for a campus tour, any recommendations on lodging?

Comment by Damien Snook on November 29, 2012 at 4:31pm

Great to hear, David. I hope everything is going well out east!

Comment by David Gordon on November 27, 2012 at 3:27pm

Damien, just wanted you all to know that Shawn is doing fine. He is taking core classes at Blue Ridge Community College and is planning to attend William and Mary in 2013 if all goes well. Still interested in fisheries and marine biology. Will keep you posted.

Comment by Gerald Nardone on June 11, 2012 at 8:38am

she is set with her Major and i will have her get in contact with the department.

thank you


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