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March 28, 2023

                                                                                             Daylight: 13:09:23

Five weeks to go!

That’s right! Only five weeks to go! That means a couple of important things. 

First, it is time to get registered for summer and fall classes! Priority Registration opened yesterday, March 27, for all degree-seeking students. By registering now, you secure your seat in the courses you need and ensure you can create the schedule you want or need. Registering now helps avoid the stress of last-minute scheduling changes or closed classes. Knowing you have scheduled your classes also sets you completely free for the summer. 

Secondly, because it is time to register, it is also time to see your advisor. Your advisor will help you find the courses you need to complete your degree requirements, and offer advice on the best classes to take to align with your career hopes and dreams. Advisors also help navigate registration issues, such as account holds, prerequisite requirements, and course availability issues. They may even be able to recommend alternative courses or suggest opportunities for summer internships or research programs.

Your advisor is here to help you attain your goals. They are like a guide. Working with your advisor will help you make informed decisions about your academic journey. Here is a schedule for some pop-up advising events around UAF in the coming weeks. Here’s an excerpt: 

March 27 - April 7

  • When: Monday through Friday  (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

  • Where: The top of Dine49 Wood Center stairs


  • When: Monday and Thursday nights  (6 - 8 p.m.)

  • Where: Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex (MBS)

If you register on or before May 5 (for 9+ credits for undergrad students and 6+ credits for graduate students), you'll be entered in the Registration Week Parking Pass Giveaway. Win a Fall 2023 parking pass, t-shirts and other Nanook gear.

OK. Lastly, but first, complete your UA Title IX Training. It is fast. It is important. You will want to complete this before registering for classes.

So, do your training, see your advisor, and register for classes! It will save you time and stress in the long run and help you stay on track toward your ultimate goal - graduation.

Have a great week and enjoy your studies! If you have any questions or comments on your Title IX training,  seeing your advisor, or registering for classes, please share them with me.

As always, I’m at obguthrie@alaska.edu.

— Owen Guthrie, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management.

PS. Did you see that your Alaska Nanook Rifle Team won the NCAA Championship - Again!? Check it out! We are all so proud of these amazing athletes!


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