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!


August 22-26, 2023


Register for 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  907-474-6295 and gabates@alaska.edu.



New student orientation

August 22-26, 2023

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 $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 semester.




Parent and Family Orientation

August 22-23, 2023

Parent and Family Orientation gives 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

August 25, 2023 Friday

Transfer Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

August 25, 2023 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

Gretchen Bates

Student Activities and Orientation Coordinator