New employee welcome events

New employees watching a presentation

Discover UAF: Overview for remote employees

New employees working remotely are invited to participate in an hour-long overview of UAF via Zoom. These events are held monthly. Attendees will receive a branded UAF t-shirt. 

The events are tentatively scheduled for the following dates 

  • Thursday, June 13 from 1-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 18 from 1-2 p.m.
Email if you'd like to join us.


New Employee Welcome events (in-person at Troth Yeddha' campus)

  • Tuesday, July 9—8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 15—8:15 a.m-2:30 p.m. 

In-person events for faculty and staff are scheduled a few times in the semester, and employees who can make it in-person are encouraged to do so.

New employees will receive an invitation and will need to RSVP a few days in advance to prepare catering.  A sample schedule is below.

  • 8:15 a.m. — Welcome and check-in, Regents' Great Hall
  • 8:30-9 a.m. — Coffee and muffins with UAF Chancellor Dan White 
  • 9-10 a.m. — Discover UAF: UAF’s mission, vision and culture
  • 10-10:30 a.m. — Perspectives on student success 
  • 10:30-10:35 a.m. — Break
  • 10:35-10:45 a.m. — Employees are the essence of our brand with University Relations
  • 10:45:10:50 a.m. — Break
  • 10:50-11:05 a.m.— Taking care of each other and yourself
  • 11:05 a.m. — Explore the campus core, touch on history, academics, student life
  • 11:55 a.m. — Lunch at Great Hall
  • 12:55 p.m. —  Catch the shuttle Yukon Drive to West Ridge for tour
  • 1:10-2 p.m. — Walking tour of West Ridge
  • 2 p.m. — UA Museum of the North (explore as long as you like)
  • 3-5 p.m. (optional) Head shots from 3-5 p.m. – Must be scheduled in advance here.
Invitations will be sent to new hires; if you are interested in attending, please reach out to

What employees are saying about this event.

“Thank you for this opportunity. There was so much thought put into this program, and I think all parts were beneficial to the new employee experience.”

“Thanks for the tour and information. I found the event very helpful and inspiring.”

“I can't thank you enough for providing such an inclusive and enriching experience.”