Welcome to #NanookNation!

We are so excited to have you join us during New Student 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! 

New Student Orientation prepares you with the knowledge, skills and resources you need to succeed at UAF.


August 22-26, 2023


New student orientation

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!

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  at  907-474-5153 and rshouchin@alaska.edu.


All new students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. It 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.


A $150 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 spring semester.



Register for New Student Orientation

If you fall into the required category, you do not need to register.

If you are not in the required category but would like to join us, please click on the button below to register.

Registration will open April 17, 2023




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.

  • 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

COVID-19 immunization

Currently, UAF will not require COVID-19 vaccinations for residential students starting in the Fall of 2022. However, UAF does currently require employees to be vaccinated, this includes faculty, staff and student employees. Please find the full information regarding UAF's Covid-19 policies here.



Contact New Student Orientation

Ronnie Houchin

Associate Director, Center for Student Engagement