Want to advertise with the Sun Star? Our publication is entirely student-run, and we provide local news, commentary, and event coverage focused on the University of Alaska and the Interior! The Sun Star is enjoyed by students, faculty, and staff at UAF as well as members of the general Fairbanks community.

The Sun Star is a free weekly paper, published every Tuesday from September to May. We print and distribute 1600 papers to the UAF campus and locations throughout Fairbanks, as well as posting the latest articles and information on our webpage.  We seek to provide students with information about local venues and services, and to that end we offer advertising services to fit any budget.

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Our Audience

UAF Campus Statistics:
Enrollment: 9,992
Undergraduate Students: 88%
Graduate Students: 12%
International Students: 2.2%
Male: 41.3%
Female: 58.7%
Median Age: 25
Freshmen living on Fairbanks campus: 42.9%


*: selection was written in by students. Graph compiled using information from the Sun Star’s 2015 Student Spending Poll, which asked students: “What do you spend your extra money on?”


Rates and Specs


Weekly Advertising Deadline Schedule

Wednesday: Deadline for order placement for Tuesday printing.

Friday: Deadline for ad revisions and contract signature.

Sunday: Paper is laid out.

Tuesday: Paper is released.

To order a single ad, or if you have questions, or if you’d like to negotiate a contract for multiple / repeating ads, call our offices at (907) 474-6043 to speak with our Advertising Manager.