Inspiring Independence

New student orientation

Students enjoy a crisp walk across campus

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 $75 NSO fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester. 

Refund policy


First-time freshmen

WHEN: Sunday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 3
COST: A $75 fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester.

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), then you are considered a mandatory student and you do not need to register online. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation please register now.

Fall 2014 New Student Orientation schedule

Graduate student orientation schedule

Graduate Student Orientation is required for all new graduate students. 

WHEN: TBA

WHERE: TBA

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Orientation

Transfer student orientation

TRANSFERmation will take place on Wednesday, September 3rd in the Wood Center Ballroom. 

Please check back in April for more information.

>>Additional information for admitted transfer students.

Fall 2014 Transfer Student Orientation schedule

International student orientation

Fall 2014 New Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status.

COST: A $75 fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester.

International Students must also attend the International Orientation Program.

WHEN: TBA

WHERE: TBA

For additional questions not related to Orientation, please contact the UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives.

Fall 2014 International Student Orientation schedule

Parents and family orientation

Please check back in May 2014 for information on the fall Family Orientation schedule.

Fall 2014 Family Orientation schedule


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

NSO staff

Alexandra Roberts

NSO student assistant

uaf-orientation@alaska.edu
907-474-1103

Alexandra is a senior psychology student who joined the New Student Orientation staff in the summer of 2010. As the New Student Orientation Student Assistant, she helps organize various New Student Orientation programs. Alexandra was an Orientation Leader before joining NSO, as well as in her high school’s equivalent, Student 2 Student in Seoul, South Korea.


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