Orientation in the UAF Patty Center

New Student Orientation

Attending UAF's New Student Orientation program will help you successfully navigate through the beginning of your UAF experience.

All new students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. It is REQUIRED for:

  • First-time, baccalaureate degree-seeking students
  • International students (Undergraduate F-1 Status and International Exchange in J-1 Status)

If you fall into one of the above two categories, you do not need to register. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation please register here

A $115 fall NSO fee will be applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester. 

A $35 spring NSO fee will be applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester. 

Refund policy


Fall 2018 New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 25, 2018

If you are a first-time baccalaureate degree-seeking student or an international student (undergraduate F-1 Status and International Exchange in J-1 Status), your participation in New Student Orientation is required and you do not need to register. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation, please register here

Participation in fall New Student Orientation requires a $115 fee, applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester.

Parent and Family Orientation
Wednesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 23, 2018

Parent and Family Orientation is a two-day program for parents and other family members of new UAF students. Register here.

Transfer Student Orientation
Friday, August 24, 2018

Transfer Student Orientation is an accelerated, one-day program designed to help transfer students translate their previous college experience to UAF. Register here

Student Veteran Orientation
Friday, August 24, 2018

Student veterans, active-duty members of the military and others using VA education benefits are invited to participate in this specialized orientation program. Register here.


International Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status. A specialized International Student Orientation takes place during New Student Orientation and  is designed specifically for international students to cover topics related to cultural adjustment, immigration compliance and more. The cost of International Student Orientation is included with New Student Orientation.

For additional questions about International Student Orientation, please contact the UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives.


Graduate Student Orientation 

Orientation for new graduate students is coordinated by the Graduate School


Getting Here for New Student Orientation

Whether you're arriving by road, train or plane, finding your way to campus is easy. Click here for more information on getting to campus, finding a hotel room, or arranging a shuttle to campus. 


Refund Policy

Refunds are only granted when you are not required to attend NSO and/or with a written statement from the mandated student stating why they are unable to attend NSO. All requests will be considered at the discretion of the NSO Coordinator. Please contact the NSO office with any questions or concerns.


Contact New Student Orientation

Ronnie Houchin
Transition Programs Coordinator

rshouchin@alaska.edu
907-474-7500

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