The Department of Recreation, Adventure and Wellness (DRAW) has now changed our name to UAF Nanook Recreation. We are in the process of updating websites and other materials. You will still see the name DRAW around as we phase old materials out. Soon you will see new branding and imagery around campus. We feel this new name conveys our role on campus concisely.


It is our mission to provide the university community with opportunities and facilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles through sport and recreation on campus and out in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska.

SRC Opening Update - postponed until January 12

The SRC Floor replacement project is moving quickly and mostly on schedule. The contractor has not taken a day off, including Christmas. They are literally running around the building doing finishing touches. The SRC staff had moved all the equipment out of the building. Today (Tuesday) we have staged much of it back in the SRC. However, due to some paint drying, we cannot place the equipment until Thursday. Placing all the equipment back takes time, care and resources. As a result of the current schedule, we are going to postpone the SRC opening until Saturday, January 12th.

We hope to see you Saturday!

Options during the SRC Closure

We know closing for a month is challenging. Closing over the holidays makes sense due to our lower student population but hurts those who are still here and dedicated to having healthy habits during the holiday season.

Below are calendars for the Indoor Cycle Room and Patty Court. Both will have limited hours of availability to our members during the break.

Additionally, please visit the Ice Calendar schedule.

Finally, Current SRC Members can get a short-term membership to the Alaska Club during our closure. This will be valid at both the South and West facilities. Details and Promo Code will be shared with current members via their email on file.

Outdoor Adventures

The SRC may be closing, but Outdoor Adventures will remain open through Winter Break! We rent cross country skis, camping gear, mountaineering gear, and more. Our office is located at the west end of the SRC, by the climbing tower. We are open Monday and Friday from 12-6pm, and Tuesday through Thursday from 12-5pm. Come check us out for all of your outdoor needs!

New Nanook Recreation Videos

  1. Nanook Recreation Tour: A lot to offer
  2. Help keep germs and bacteria off equipment: Just Clean It
  3. Enjoy our climbing wall - Climb On!
  4. More about the Tru Blue. - Go Go Gadget Rope
  5. Can Minor use the SRC? - Got Kids?
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