New student orientation

Requirement

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)

Registration

If you fall into one of the two requirement categories, you do not need to register. 

We also have a few different options for family members and friends, veterans, and transfer students list below:

Fees

  • A $115 fall NSO fee will be applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester.
  • A $35 spring NSO fee will be applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester.

Refund policy

Orientation schedules

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Time Activity Location
6 a.m.-3 p.m. Airport Shuttle Fairbanks International Airport
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Rev-It-Up and Check-In Moore-Bartlett-Skarland (MBS) Complex
8 a.m.-3 p.m. ALEKS Math Placement MBS CPU Lab
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information Station Wood Center mall
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Tours Depart from MBS
noon-12:45 p.m. Student Jobs Presentation Wood Center ballroom
1-1:30 p.m. Scholarship Session Wood Center ballroom
1:45-2:30 p.m. Making Sense of Money Management Wood Center ballroom
2:30-3 p.m. Parent and Family Orientation Check-In Wood Center ballroom
3-3:30 p.m. Parent and Family Orientaiton Welcome Wood Center ballroom
3:30-4:15 p.m. Taking Care of Business Wood Center ballroom
4:15-5 p.m. Student Safety and Support Wood Center ballroom
5-7 p.m. Welcome Barbecue Wood Center
6-7 p.m. Honors College Reception Honors House
7-9 p.m. Pep Rally Patty Center

Thursday, Aug. 22

Time Activity Location
8-9 a.m. Breakfast and Group Time Wood Center - Dine49
8-9:15 a.m. First-Generation Breakfast Wood Center ballroom
8:30-10:30 a.m. Student Success Resource Fair Regents' Great Hall
10:30-noon Academic Induction Davis Concert Hall
noon-3 p.m. ACT Residual Testing Services
noon-1:30 pm. Academic Lunch Wood Center - Dine49
1:45-3 p.m. Academic Open House Various locations
3-5 p.m.  Title IX and You  Davis Concert Hall
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner and Group Time  Wood Center - Dine49
6:30-7:30 p.m. Live on the EDGE: Skarland MBS - Hess Recreation Center
6:30-7:30 p.m. Commuter Student Connections Wood Center - Arctic Java
9-11 p.m. Outdoor Movie! (TBD) Beluga Field or MBS - Hess Recreation Center
midnight-2 a.m. Fred Meyer College Night Fred Meyer West

Friday, Aug. 23

Time Activity Location
9 a.m.-noon International Student Orientation Schaible Auditorium
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Breakfast and Group Time Wood Center - Dine49
10-11 a.m. Academics 101 Wood Center C,D,E,F
11:15 a.m.-noon Academics 102 Various locations
noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Group Time Wood Center - Dine49
1-5 p.m. Grad School TA/RA Training Schaible Auditorium
1-3 p.m. Information Sessions Various locations
3-4 p.m. Nanook Community Values Davis Concert Hall
4-5 p.m Consent and Title IX Davis Concert Hall
5-6 p.m. Dinner and Group Time Wood Center -  Dine49
6:30-7:30 p.m. The Price is Too High Wood Center ballroom
7:30-11 p.m. Wood Center Late Nighter Wood Center

Saturday, Aug. 24

Time Activity Location
9-10 a.m. Breakfast and Group Time Wood Center - Dine49
10 a.m.-noon Nanook Quest Wood Center mall and various locations
noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Group Time Wood Center - Dine49
1-3 p.m. Nanooks Care Wood Center C,D,E,F
3-4 p.m. UA Scholars Orientation Wood Center C,D,E,F
4-7:30 p.m. Closing Celebrations Nanook Recreation
9-11 p.m. Karaoke MBS - Hess Recreation Center

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Time Activity Location
6 a.m.-3 p.m. Airport Shuttle Fairbanks International Airport
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Rev-It-Up and Check-In Moore-Bartlett-Skarland (MBS) Complex
8 a.m.-3 p.m. ALEKS Math Placement MBS CPU Lab
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information Station Wood Center Mall
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Campus Tours Depart from MBS
noon-12:45 p.m. Student Jobs Presentation Wood Center ballroom
1-1:30 p.m. Scholarship Session  Wood Center ballroom
1:45-2:30 p.m. Making Sense of Money Wood Center ballroom
2:30-3 p.m. Parent and Family Orientation Check-In Wood Center ballroom
3-3:30 p.m. Parent and Family Orientation Welcome Wood Center ballroom
3:30-4:15 p.m. Taking Care of Business Wood Center ballroom
4:15-5 p.m. Student Safety and Support Wood Center ballroom
5-7 p.m. Welcome Barbecue Wood Center
6-7 p.m. Honors College Reception Honors House
7-9 p.m. Parent and Family Social Wood Center - The Pub

Thursday, Aug. 22

Time Activity Location
8-9 a.m. Breakfast Wood Center - Dine49
8-9:15 a.m. First-Generation Breakfast Wood Center ballroom
8:30-10:30 a.m. Student Success Resource Fair Regents' Great Hall
10:30 a.m.-noon Academic Induction Davis Concert Hall
noon-1:30 p.m. Academic Lunch Wood Center - Dine49
1:45-3 p.m. Academic Open House Various locations
3-4 p.m. Partnering for Student Success Wood Center ballroom
4-5 p.m. Student Panel Wood Center ballroom

 

Saturday, Aug. 24

Time Activity Location
8:30-9 a.m. Check-In, Meet Sponsor, PolarExpress Card Wood Center ballroom
9-10 a.m. Breakfast with Sponsor/Check VA Certification/FAFSA Wood Center ballroom
10-11:30 a.m. Main Campus Tour/Community and Technical Campus Tour Depart from Wood Center
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch Wood Center - Dine49
12:30-12:40 p.m. Welcome from Chancellor and Vice Chancellor Wood Center ballroom
12:40-1:30 p.m. VA Benefits, Financial Aid, and Student Veterans Association Wood Center ballroom
1:30-1:45 p.m. Break  
1:45-2:30 p.m. Academic Advising Center, DegreeWorks, UAOnline, Blackboard Wood Center ballroom
2:30-2:40 p.m. Break  
2:40-3:40 p.m. Student Support Services, Disability Services, Career Services, and Student Health and Counseling Center Wood Center ballroom
3:40-4 p.m. Meet with various services on-hand Wood Center ballroom
4 p.m. Join Closing Orientation Activities/Food Student Recreation Center

 Friday, Aug. 23

Time Activity Location
9-10 a.m. Check-In and Breakfast Wood Center ballroom
10-10:30 a.m. Welcome Wood Center ballroom
10:30-noon Campus Tour Depart from Wood Center ballroom
1-3 p.m. Information Sessions Various locations (TBA)
3-4 p.m. Nanook Community Values Davis Concert Hall
4-5 p.m. Consent and Title IX Davis Concert Hall
5-6:30 p.m. Dinner Wood Center - Dine49
6:30-7:30 p.m. The Price is Too High Wood Center ballroom
7:30-11 p.m. Wood Center Late Nighter Wood Center

Getting here for New Student Orientation

Whether you're arriving by road, train or plane, finding your way to campus is easy. Find more information on getting to campus, finding a hotel room, or arranging a shuttle to campus.

 


Refund policy

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

Robert Wighs
Transition Programs Coordinator
uaf-admissions@alaska.edu
907-474-7500