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 Fall 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

Aug. 21-24 | Wednesday Saturday

All first-time degree students, including transfer, F-1 and J-1 international, and veteran students, are expected to attend the four-day New Student Orientation. If you fall into one of these groups, you do not need to register.

Fees: Beginning in Fall 2024, the cost of participating in New Student Orientation will be included in the matriculation fee. 




Parent and Family Orientation

Aug. 21-22 | Wednesday Thursday

Parent and Family Orientation provides you with the skills and resources you need to support your student in their transition to college life at UAF. During our two-day program, you'll meet the faculty and staff who will support and educate your student inside and outside of the classroom, and have a chance take care of any outstanding business with the university.

Fees: Attending Parent and Family Orientation costs $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.




Transfer Student Orientation

Aug. 23 Friday

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to smoothly integrate and guide transfer students into the vibrant community of UAF. During this program, students will learn about the educational opportunities available to them at UAF and receive support as they begin their new academic journey.

Transfer students are encouraged to attend the four-day New Student Orientation, where you'll make connections and learn about campus life. Transfer Student Orientation is a condensed, 1-day schedule of transfer student sessions that will cover information and resources available for students transferring to UAF.

Fees: Beginning in fall 2024, the cost of participating in New Student Orientation, including Transfer Student Orientation will be included in the matriculation fee.




Student Veteran Orientation

Aug. 23 Friday

This 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