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 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
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.
Stay Connected with Residence Life
UAF is invested in your success as a student. Experience and research conclusively shows that living on campus — especially during your first year in college — leads to academic success and greater connection to the campus community.
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
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