University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Campus Visit- Summer 2016

University of Alaska, Fairbanks Campus Visit

Wednesday, June 8th, 7am to Saturday, June 11th, 8pm

505 S Chandlar Drive

Fairbanks, AK

The Fire Technology Program is sponsoring a conference for SAC Fire Tech students at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks June 8-11 (Travel dates are June 7 & 12). Students will learn more about the educational opportunities offered through the University and the professional opportunities available through the University Fire Department.

Cost: $100 PLUS airfare. (Students are responsible for purchasing their airfare. A limited number of scholarships are available for this trip.)

Reserve your spot today!!!

All SAC Fire Technology students are welcome to attend, however priority registration will go to continuing SAC students who have completed 30 semester units. This trip is limited to 14 students. Click on the link below to complete your reservation. Do NOT buy your ticket until you hear from the Fire Technology Office.
Up in the air: Fairbanks, Alaska

Sample Itinerary

NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change but is representative of the experiences we will have.

Travel days are June 7 and 12. We will arrange airport transfers to and from FAI and UAF for groups of students traveling June 7 and June 12.

Tuesday June 7: Alaska Bound!

Get yourself to Fairbanks, we will get you to the college if you are arriving on Jun 7 (or really early on June 8). Airport transportation must be arranged in advance.

Wednesday June 8: All about the campus and their programs.

7:00 Breakfast

9:00 Orientation

Program Visits

Museum of the North- Behind the Scenes tour.

12:00 Lunch on campus.

Homeland Security Emergency Management Program presentation.

Sit in on a HSEM class.

Tour University Fire Department

5:30 Catered dinner with University Fire Department members and officers.

9:00 Frisbee Golf or Night Hike

Thursday June 8. Animal Research, Paramedic Program and a Campus Tour.

7:00 Breakfast

Animal Research presentation and tour

Paramedic Program presentation

1200 Catered lunch with Paramedic and Fire Technology Students

Campus Tour

5:30 Dinner on campus

7:00 University Fire Station Job Shadow (Group 1)

Rock Climbing (Group 2)

Friday June10: Financial Aid, Admissions and Scholarship Opportunities

7:00 Breakfast

9:00 Tour other local fire departments that offer scholarship opportunities to student firefighters at UAF

12:00 Lunch

2:00 Admissions Presentation

5:30 Dinner

7:00 University Fire Station Job Shadow (Group 2)

Rock Climbing (Group 1)

Saturday June 11-Culture and Community:

7:00 Breakfast

8:30 Pioneer Park

Option 1

10:00 5K Run/Walk

12:30 Lunch 4 Discovery

2:00 Discovery Paddle Boat Tour

Cultural Center

BBQ Dinner


Option 2

10:00 Cultural Center

12:00 Lunch- Pioneer Park

1:00 - 8:00 Chena River Float trip (canoe or kayak) 4-6 hours

BBQ Dinner

(We will decide on the activity by group vote)

Sunday June 12: Fly home! (Transport back to the airport will be available for those leaving today)

What will it cost?

Fee: $100 per person PLUS airfare. Here is what you get for your $100....

Housing: Is provided! Check in June 7th- Check out June 12. You will be staying in campus dorms (4 students per room). If you don't want to share, you can have a single room- or a double room- for a small fee. (double $13 per day supplement, single $26 per day supplement).

Ground Transportation: Is provided! Transportation around the campus and community will be provided by by both public transportation and SAC Faculty members with rented vans. We will provide group transportation from FAI to UAF for students travelling 6/7 and 6/12.

Food: Is provided! Three meals each day are provided June 8- June 11. Any food you need on your travel days are your responsibility. Please inform Professor Freeman of any food allergies you may have.

Activities: All activities are included! Students are expected to attend all scheduled activities, including pre-trip and post trip meetings. See the sample itinerary above.

What is not provided? Airfare. Food Jun 7 and 12. Transportation while in California.

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About your flight...

Airfare: Flights are available from Orange County (SNA), Los Angeles (LAX) and Ontario (ONT) to Fairbanks (FAI) The prices change daily. NOW is the time to buy your ticket. All tickets must be purchased by May 23 or your reservation may be given to another student. Your reservation is not confirmed until we receive your flight confirmation and trip fees.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Apply today!

To check current rates, Google LAX to FAI with your dates -also try SNA to FAI or ONT to FAI. Some flights arrive/leave early in the morning. We are aware of that. We will still get you to/from the Fairbanks airport.

Other things you should know...

All students will be required to sign a conduct agreement. Students that violate the conduct agreement may be sent home at their own expense.

All students are required to attend a pre and post trip meeting at Santa Ana College and submit a trip report as requested.

All students attending are required to post photos to designated social media accounts daily June 8-11.