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 $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.
Fall 2018 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 22 - Saturday, August 25, 2018
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), your participation in New Student Orientation is required and you do not need to register. If you are not a mandatory student but would like to attend New Student Orientation, please register here.
Participation in fall New Student Orientation requires a $115 fee, applied directly to students' accounts, which is settled during regular UAF fee payment at the start of the fall semester.
Parent and Family Orientation
Wednesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 23, 2018
Parent and Family Orientation is a two-day program for parents and other family members of new UAF students. Register here.
Transfer Student Orientation
Friday, August 24, 2018
Transfer Student Orientation is an accelerated, one-day program designed to help transfer students translate their previous college experience to UAF. Register here.
Student Veteran Orientation
Friday, August 24, 2018
Student veterans, active-duty members of the military and others using VA education benefits are invited to participate in this specialized orientation program. Register here.
UAF Online Orientation will introduce you to the tools and information necessary to make a smooth transition to UAF. Nine interactive modules give you the tools for success through a mix of text, videos, games and quizzes. Complete on your own time before your first semester at UAF.
Online orientation is not intended to replace in-person orientation and completion of online orientation cannot be substituted for required participation in New Student Orientation.
International Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is required for all incoming international students in F-1 or J-1 status. A specialized International Student Orientation takes place during New Student Orientation and is designed specifically for international students to cover topics related to cultural adjustment, immigration compliance and more. The cost of International Student Orientation is included with New Student Orientation.
For additional questions about International Student Orientation, please contact the UAF Office of International Programs & Initiatives.
Graduate Student Orientation
Orientation for new graduate students is coordinated by the Graduate School.
Getting Here for New Student Orientation
Whether you're arriving by road, train or plane, finding your way to campus is easy. Click here for more information on getting to campus, finding a hotel room, or arranging a shuttle to campus.
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
Transition Programs Coordinator