New Student Orientation

The goal of New Student Orientation is to help incoming students establish a foundation for success. All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in UAF New Student Orientation on the Fairbanks campus. Orientation is required for all first-year baccalaureate-degree-seeking students (regardless of the number of earned college credits) and international students (undergraduate F-1 and international exchange J-1 status). Domestic transfer students are also encouraged to attend.

New Student Orientation features a variety of workshops and activities to address the needs of incoming students, including campus tours, opportunities to meet faculty and staff, numerous campus resource presentations, and many fun social events. Fall semester includes the popular Family Orientation for parents and other family members of new students. Fees are $75 per student for fall orientation and $35 for spring. For more information, contact the New Student Orientation office at 907-474-1103, or visit