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.
Wednesday, August 23 through Saturday, August 26, 2017
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 now.
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 spring semester.
Parent and Family Orientation
Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, 2017
Parent and Family Orientation will provide you with the skills and resources you need to support your student in his or her transition to college life at UAF. During our two-day program, you'll have an opportunity to meet with the faculty and staff who will support and educate your student inside and outside of the classroom, ask questions, and take care of any outstanding business with the university.
The cost of attending Parent and Family Orientation is $25 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest. This fee covers the cost of meals and materials distributed during Parent and Family Orientation.
Register for Parent and Family Orientation here.
Orientation for Student Veterans and Transfer Students
Friday, August 25, 2017
Student Veterans Orientation is intended for any veteran student, active-duty member of the military or their dependents. This half-day program will introduce you to life at UAF, cover requirements and responsibilities related to using educational benefits and will give you an opportunity to network with other faculty, staff and students who have served in the military. A full schedule and link to register will be made available in late spring 2017. Student Veterans Orientation is free.
New transfer students are invited to participate in a day-long orientation designed to help you translate your previous college experience to UAF. Your participation is not required, but it is highly encouraged. A full schedule and link to register will be made available in late spring 2017.
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.
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
Transition Programs Coordinator