Rural Student Services

If you’re a student attending UAF, you should definitely stop into RSS and check it out! RSS stands for Rural Student Services and is open to everyone! RSS is located on the 2nd floor of the Brooks Building. The advisors at RSS are effective and very helpful. They can assist students with academic requirements, registration for classes, finding financial aid, explaining housing options, declaring a major, and career exploration. While connecting prospective students and families of rural communities to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, it is a great place where you’re able to exercise and practice traditions on campus, as well as participate in other activities and programs. There is almost always food in the RSS Gathering Room from meetings and potlucks; everyone knows college students love free food!

Rural Student Services is a very welcoming and comfortable place. It’s somewhere you can find me almost every day during the week for printing, tutoring, getting on a computer to check my email, or lounging till my next class starts.

RSS hosts Positive Connection Nights, which occur once a month or so with activities and dinner. The InuYupiaq dance group (includes Inupiaq and Yupik dances) practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Gathering Room. Last, but not least, a variety of club/group meetings are held in the Gathering Room (for example: AISES, ANSEP, NABL, ANESA, FNA, etc.). For more information about these, you can check out their Facebook page – Rural Student Services, view their homepage at, or shoot them an email at

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