Student Support During COVID-19

We are here for you! 

The Student Services team will be working remotely to provide assistance to currently enrolled students, prospective students and alumni. Staff are available during normal business hours to answer questions, and currently enrolled students may continue to schedule academic and career advising appointments in SSC Campus. Alumni seeking career advising should email All appointments will be conducted via Zoom, and further instructions for virtual connections will be sent upon scheduling. If you do not have access to a computer/webcam, phone appointments are available as well.

Setting You Up for Success

As a student in the Fairbanks School of Public Health you’ll work with one of our student advisors. Our advisors can help you select courses, prepare for registration, explore degree options, and serve as a resource for support.

Undergraduate Advising

Ready to schedule an undergraduate advising appointment? Kayla Rinker will be meeting with students who's last names are A-L, and Leah Jansen will be meeting with students who's last names are M-Z.

Schedule an Appointment

  1. Visit the Student Success Collaborative and use your CAS login to gain access
  2. On the top right hand panel click on Get Advising
  3. Click on please select service category and select Academic Advising
  4. Select your reason for the appointment ("Meet with my Advisor" or "Meet w/a Public Health Advisor"), then click Next
  5. Select your location for the appointment - School of Public Health (Richard M. Fairbanks)
  6. Select Rinker, Kayla (last name A-L) or Jansen, Leah (last name M-Z) then click Next
  7. Select an appointment that works for you, then click Next
  8. Please confirm your plan of study as well as any additional details that you may want to discuss during our meeting

Last Name A-L


Kayla Rinker

Last Name M-Z


Leah Jansen

Graduate Advising

Shawne MathisAll graduate students work with a faculty advisor. In addition, Shawne Mathis helps our graduate students navigate the scheduling of classes. Students will connect with academic advisors and utilize the cocurricular and academic tools available.

We encourage you to reach out to Shawne if you’re considering pursuing a graduate education at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. 

Student Referral Form

Staff and faculty can use this form to relay information to the advising team about a student who may benefit from additional academic or career support in order to succeed. Whenever possible staff and faculty are expected to address concerns with students in private prior to submitting a referral. We will reach out to the student and determine the best form of support.

Student Referral Form