Orientation Leaders and Student Ambassadors

During orientation you'll meet a team of specially trained students: orientation leaders (OLs) and student ambasadors (SAs). OLs and SAs are experienced, knowledgeable UAF student leaders who will help guide you in your transition to UAF. OLs and SAs are selected from a wide range of academic interests and are a representation of the rich and diverse experiences of UAF students. You and about 20 other first-year students will be in a group led by a pair of these student leaders who will get to know you and teach you how to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.

Be an Orientation Leader

Join the New Student Orientation team to welcome the newest members of #NanookNation to UAF.

Share your UAF spirit!

  • Mentor first-year students and make a lasting impact.
  • Learn more about UAF history, opportunities and resources.
  • Gain leadership and communication skills.
  • Move into campus housing early, at no additional cost.
  • Earn $300 in Bear Bucks!


  • Available August 13-21, 2021
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • At least one semester completed at UAF

Email uaf-orientation@alaska.edu to apply.