Alaska Nanooks Logo

Alaska Nanooks Logo
The original Alaska Nanooks logo unveiled in the 1960s was drawn by a student. He created an ink drawing of a polar bear inspired by one of Fred Machetanz’ paintings. You could see the letters “UA” with a bear walking on the forefront.

Meaning and history

Alaska Nanooks Logo history


In 1975, when the university was renamed UAF, the letter “F” was added to the logo, while the shape of the bear was slightly altered. The 1985 logo was dominated by the words “University of Alaska Fairbanks” with three lines under them and a tiny bear to the right.
The emblem introduced in 1995-96 featured the university’s mascot, stylized aurora, as well as mountains and the ocean.
The following updates took place in 1997, 1999, and 2006 when the current Alaska Nanooks logo was introduced.

Alaska Nanooks hockey

Alaska Nanooks emblem
The history of the school’s men’s ice hockey team started in the 1925-26 season. The team played in Division I through the 1960s and Division II through the 1970s. Then, in the 1985-86 season, it returned to the Division I level. One of the latest achievements took place in 2010 when the team competed in their first-ever NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.

Alaska Nanooks basketball

Alaska Nanooks
The University of Alaska Fairbanks sponsors a men’s and a women’s basketball teams. The teams play their home games at the Patty Center.