Welcome to #NanookNation!

Attend UAF's New Student Orientation and connect with all of the programs, departments, people and opportunities that UAF has to offer to help you succeed as you transition into your college experience!

Register for New Student Orientation Spring 2024


Register for Orientation

Don't know where your classes are? We've got you covered. Where's the food? Come with us, we'll show you! Can I work a student job or climb an ice wall or get funding for research? TOTALLY! We are so excited to have you join us during New Student Orientation!



New student orientation

January 12, 2024 Friday

All new students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. Attendance is required for all new bachelor students registered for 12 or more credits (6 credits in-person), including transfer students with 30 credits or fewer and international undergraduate students (including F-1 and J-1 visa status). If you fall into a required category, you don't need to register.

Fees: A $35 Fall New Student Orientation fee will be applied directly to your student account, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the semester.




Transfer Student Orientation

January 12, 2024 Friday

Fees: Attending Transfer Student Orientation costs $10, which is applied directly to your student account and is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the semester. The fee covers breakfast, lunch, and materials distributed.




Student Veteran Orientation

January 12, 2024 Friday

This free orientation for student veterans, active duty military, their spouses and dependents will cover briefings on financial aid, success resources at UAF, using your VA educational benefits, needed forms and processes and your housing stipend benefit. You'll also have an opportunity to ask the School Certifying Official questions.







Required immunizations for students living in campus housing

All newly admitted students living in campus housing must provide proof of the following immunizations, which can be uploaded to the Student Health and Counseling Center patient portal.

Check to see if you are compliant by logging into your MyHousing Portal, select "Personal Information" and then "My Info."

  • Meningococcal (MCV4) - administered after the age of 16
  • Tetanus (Tdap, TD) - administered in the last 10 years)
  • 2 Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB) - required with initial move in


Contact New Student Orientation

The University of Alaska Fairbanks strives to make our orientation program accessible for all individuals. If you, your family members or guests need accommodations to participate, please contact our office

Gretchen Bates

Student Activities and Orientation Coordinator