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. The fall semester includes the popular family orientation for parents and other family members of new students. Fees are $150 per student for fall orientation, which covers all programs except special Outdoor Adventures activities; $25 for one-day fall transfer student orientation; $25 (plus $10 for each additional guest) for two-day fall family orientation; and $35 for spring orientation.