New student orientation
Attending UAF's New Student Orientation program will help you successfully navigate through the beginning of your UAF experience.
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)
If you fall into one of the above two categories, you do not need to register. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation please register here.
A $75 NSO fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester.
WHEN: Sunday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 3
COST: A $75 fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester.
If you are a first-time baccalaureate degree-seeking student or an international student (undergraduate F-1 Status and International Exchange in J-1 Status), then you are considered a mandatory student and you do not need to register online. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation please register now.
Graduate student orientation schedule
Graduate Student Orientation is required for all new graduate students.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Murie Auditorium
Transfer student orientation
TRANSFERmation will take place on Wednesday, September 3rd in the Wood Center Ballroom.
Please check back in April for more information.
International student orientation
Fall 2014 New Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status.
COST: A $75 fee is applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the spring semester.
International Students must also attend the International Orientation Program.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 2, 1:30 - 5 p.m. and Wednesday, September 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: Murie Auditorium
For additional questions not related to Orientation, please contact the UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives.
Parents and family orientation
Family Orientation is encouraged for parents and other family members and is free of charge. Attending is a great way for family members to take part in their student's collegiate experience.
Family Orientation is also a chance to connect with other families going through similar transitions and to meet the faculty and staff who will be supporting your student throughout their time at UAF.
Contact New Student Orientation
Ronnie Houchin joined the University of Alaska Fairbanks as the New Student Orientation Coordinator in the summer of 2014 after serving as the Campus Life Coordinator at Prince William Sound Community College in Valdez, Alaska for three years. Hailing from southeast Indiana, Ronnie served as an orientation leader and resident assistant and studied Germanic Studies and Gender Studies at Indiana University prior to attending graduate school at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Outside of the office, Ronnie enjoys hiking with his dog Franklin, traveling, and binge-watching television series online.
NSO student assistant
Alexandra is a senior psychology student who joined the New Student Orientation staff in the summer of 2010. As the New Student Orientation Student Assistant, she helps organize various New Student Orientation programs. Alexandra was an Orientation Leader before joining NSO, as well as in her high school’s equivalent, Student 2 Student in Seoul, South Korea.