student clubs active in 1998-99
it's a bear thing

Nanook is a derivation of nanuq, Inupiaq Eskimo for polar bear. UAF's very first basketball teams had been nicknamed the Polar Bears, but after 1963, the Polar Bears became known as the Nanooks, which has since applied to all UAF sports teams. UAF Nanooks NCAA sports include: men's hockey in Division I and men's and women's basketball, co-ed rifle (NCAA champions 1999 and 1994!), men's and women's cross-country running, men's and women's cross-country skiing and women's volleyball in Division II.

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intramurals are hot!

Things get pretty lively when intramural competition heats up in the dead of winter. Intramural sports active in 1998–99 included badminton, basketball, biking, bowling, broomball, climbing, flag football, floor hockey, ice hockey, indoor soccer, racquetball, rifle, running, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.

work it out

Your body's health is as important as your mind's. There's something for everyone at the Student Recreation Center--it's like having a health club right on campus! The SRC features weight training and fitness equipment including a 200-meter running track; aerobics area; climbing wall; swimming pool; rifle and pistol range; ice arena; 2,000-seat gym; soccer/softball field; and multi-purpose areas for basketball, tennis, volleyball and racquetball.

Wood Center

Our student union has bowling lanes, video machines, pool tables, ping pong tables, a television/lounge area, shower and laundry rooms, meeting rooms, darkrooms, and if you're over 21, the Pub.

student activities

It's easy to get involved at UAF! Here's a sampling of what's offered:

There's more campus madness during Starvation Gulch (who can build the biggest bonfire?), the Meltdown Watermelon Drop (look out below!) and the jam-packed weekends of activities that go along with them. And the activity doesn't end when the snow flies: Winter Carnival celebrates snow, cold and loads of winter sports (goofy and traditional) of the Interior. There are more than 90 student and campus organizations active at UAF. The wide variety of clubs range from the Alaska Alpine Club to the UAF Aquarium Society. Meet new people! Gain valuable leadership experience!

For further information contact UAF Admissions Office

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