The William Ransom Wood Center, under the Division of Student Services, is the focal point of campus activities and services for the university and Fairbanks communities.
Services at Wood Center include event scheduling, campus information, dining facilities, a television lounge, meeting rooms, laundry and shower facilities, and a recreation area with pool tables, video games and a bowling alley. Wood Center also has the campus lost-and-found center, an ATM, and tickets to cultural and sporting events.
Wood Center is home to the Student Activities Office, which oversees Nanook Traditions. Student Activities organizes events designed to entertain, educate and inspire the UAF community. Nanook Traditions are among UAF’s most highly anticipated annual events. These include the Starvation Gulch bonfires in September, Winter Carnival in February and SpringFest in late April. For more information visit http://www.uaf.edu/activity/.
The UAF Leadership, Involvement and Volunteer Experience program provides opportunities for students to learn about and practice leadership skills and become involved on campus and in the community. Through the LIVE program students can complete and earn Co-Curricular Opportunities for Leadership Development certificates. The COLD certificates provide tangible ways for students to be recognized for leadership development within the UAF community and beyond. Students who complete the COLD certificate are eligible for graduation with leadership honors and/or distinction. To find out more about the LIVE Program, visit the Wood Center or online at http://www.uaf.edu/live/.
The Nanook Diversity and Action Center (formerly known as the Women's Center) is a student-run programming board that promotes a community of inclusion, social justice and cultural pluralism by providing educational activities in collaboration with student organizations that honor and support areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture and sexual orientation.
NDAC goals include:
- Increasing student awareness and appreciation for other identities/cultures.
- Providing guidance and support to student organizations that want to program cultural events, create diversity initiatives, or provide educational opportunities that encourage cultural pluralism.
- Providing programs that challenge the use of stereotypes.
More than 140 student organizations are active on campus, including clubs, honor societies and Greek life organizations. Membership in a student organization can help you make social connections. It can also help in career and leadership development and enhance your resume. Each semester a student organizations fair provides an opportunity to learn more about these diverse groups. You can also contact the LIVE program office to learn more about UAF student organizations.
The Wood Center Pub offers evening entertainment for those 21 and older with live music, an open mic night, movies, trivia games and karaoke. Special events include theme nights, beer and wine tastings, comedy performances, casino night and more.