New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation helps incoming students establish a foundation for success. All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in New Student Orientation on the Fairbanks campus. Orientation is required for all first-year bachelor’s-degree 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 $115 per student for fall orientation, which covers all programs except special Outdoor Adventures activities; $10 for one-day fall transfer student orientation; $25 (plus $10 each additional guest) for two-day fall family orientation; and $35 for spring orientation. For more information, contact the New Student Orientation office at 907-474-1103 or visit