Room and Board

Campus Housing

Housing for CoLang participants will be provided in dormitories and apartments on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. You may get some sense of the housing options available by consulting the UAF Residence Life web site.

Please note that per UAF Policy 05.09.001 animals are not permitted in any UAF buildings, including residence halls. 

Please note that UAF is a non-smoking campus. Smoking is not permitted on campus property.

Campus Dining

All meals will be served in the Dine 49 cafeteria, located in the Wood Campus Center. Meal times:

  • Breakfast  7:30-8:30am
  • Lunch is 11:45am-1pm
  • Dinner is 5:45-7pm

Meal service begins with dinner on Sunday, June 19.

Off-Campus Housing

While there are a number of off-campus housing options, locating inexpensive accommodations in Fairbanks during the summer tourist season can be challenging. The following are a few recommendations.

  • Billie's Backpackers Hostel, located approx. 1 km from campus
  • Fairbanks International Hostel (4316 Birch Lane)
    $30 per single bed and $60-$75 for private arrangements [walking distance to UAF campus]
  • Sven’s Basecamp Hostel (3505 Davis Road)
    $70 private cabin [need public transportation or rent a bicycle from the hostel to the UAF campus]
  • 9th Avenue Hostel (905 9th Ave.)
    $30/night shared doom room [need public transportation from downtown to the UAF campus)
  • Wedgewood Resort, apartments located approx. 6 km from campus, but on a bus route. Apartments include full kitchen and can be affordable if shared. 
  • airbnb

Unfortunately CoLang cannot provide assistance with off-campus housing. We encourage you to book early if considering this option. 

Dining options near campus
  • College Coffeehouse (3677 College Road)
    A variety of coffee, breakfast, and baked goods
  • Alaska Coffee Roasting Company (4001 Geist Road)
    A variety of coffee and tea, homemade pizza, many baked goods
  • Bun on the Run (3434 College Road)
    Sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee
  • Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream (3543 College Road)
    Homemade ice cream
  • Sam's Sourdough Café (3702 Cameron Street)
    American breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Lulu’s Bread and Bagels (388 Old Chena Pump Rd.)
    Sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee
Local Transportation

Public Bus System

Fees: $1.50 for cash fare (must have exact change)
Show your Polar Express cards to the driver to ride for free.

Routes and Schedules:
Blue Line, Walmart Mall, College Road, UAF Wood Center, Fred Meyer West, Pioneer Park and more

Red Line, Fred Meyer West, UAF Wood center, Helmricks Street/ Mt. Mckinley Bank and more.

Yellow Line, Airport, Fred Meyer West, UAF Wood Center, and University West

See more details and other routes at:

Bicycle Rental 

UAF Office of Sustainability
$15 per a day (student) and $30 per a day (non-student) and more options

Beaver Sports
$30 per a day
3480 Collage Road
More details at: 907-479-2494