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 NSO fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester.
Graduate student orientation schedule
Graduate Student Orientation is required for all new graduate students.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Reichardt 201
Fall 2014 Graduate Student Orientation
For more information about graduate studies at UAF, please email UAF-Grad-School@alaska.edu or call 907-474-7464.
International student orientation
Fall 2015 New Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status.
COST: A $115 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: Tuesday, September 1, Wednesday, September 2, 2015
WHERE: Reichardt 201
For additional questions not related to Orientation, please contact the UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives.
Fall 2014 International Student Orientation schedule
Please see the New Student Orientation schedule above.
WHEN: Sunday, August 30 - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
COST: A $115 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
Transfer student orientation
Transfer student orientation will take place on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 in the Wood Center Ballroom.
A fee of $10 will be assessed to students attending transfer student orientation.
Please check back in April for more information.
Fall 2014 Transfer Student Orientation schedule
Parents and family orientation
Family Orientation is encouraged for parents and other family members. Attending is a great way for family members to take part in their student's collegiate experience.
Family Orientation is also a chance to connect with other families going through similar transitions and to meet the faculty and staff who will be supporting your student throughout their time at UAF. A fee of $25 (plus $10 for each additional guest) will be charged for attending Family Orientation.
Fall 2014 Family Orientation schedule
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
Ronnie Houchin joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks as the New Student Orientation Coordinator in the summer of 2014 after serving as the Campus Life Coordinator at Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez, Alaska for three years. Hailing from southeast Indiana, Ronnie served as an orientation leader and resident assistant and studied Germanic Studies and Gender Studies at Indiana University prior to attending graduate school at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Outside of the office, Ronnie enjoys hiking with his dog Franklin, traveling, and binge-watching television series online.