New Student Orientation - Juneau Campus
The UAS Orientation mission is to assist new students in making a successful transition, academically and socially, into the UAS culture and community.
Orientation Goals and Objectives
The goals of New Student Orientation are:
1. Relationships: for students to begin to cultivate meaningful relationships with members of the UAS community (i.e. advisors, mentors, student life professionals, faculty members, other upper-class students, and fellow first-year students).
2. Academic Processes: to orient students to UAS academic processes such as reading a class schedule, understanding University terminology, and navigating University online systems and software.
3. Campus Facilities and Services: to orient students to buildings and facilities on the main campus as well as student support services.
Fall Orientation consists of a two day Orientation for students registered for 12 credits or more, a half day Orientation for parents of new college students, and an e-Orientation for new distance students.
Spring Orientation consists of a one day Orientation for new students, and an e-Orientation for new e-Learning students.
Questions?If you have any questions regarding Juneau Orientation, please don't hesitate to contact us at (907)796-6000 or toll free at 1-877-465-4827 ext. 6000.
We look forward to seeing you!
If you are unable to reach your advisor, you can always contact the School's program coordinator or the general advising centers.
- School of Arts & Sciences: 907-796-6090
- School of Career Education: 907-796-6120
- School of Education: 907-796-6424
- School of Management: 907-796-6402
UAS General Advising:
- Juneau Student Resource Center: 907-796-6000
- Ketchikan Advising Center: 907-228-4508
- Sitka Student Success Center: 907-747-7703
If you need special accommodations for your classes, you simply need to work with our Disability Services.
Yes, after you have been working with your advisor they can set your permissions so that you can register online.
If you are a returning student (with no holds) or a non-degree seeking student you can also register online.
It depends. Typically the reason students wait until they have their official transfer evaluation done is so that they do not repeat any classes that transferred from their prior institution.
If you have met with your advisor and you have an unofficial transfer evaluation you should have an idea of what classes you have already completed and be able to register for classes at UAS.
It depends on if you are a degree seeking student, registered for classes, and where you are located.
The Orientation at the Juneau Campus is required for all new students who are registered for 12 credits or more, regardless if you are a freshmen or transfer student. A mandatory fee will be placed on your account approximately one month before classes begin if you are required to attend Orientation.
The Ketchikan and Sitka Orientation programs are optional.
For more information, please visit our Orientation website.
You should purchase your books after you have registered for classes (and if you are not making any changes to your schedule).
If you are ordering your books online, make sure you allow enough time between your order date and delivery date, so that your books arrive prior to classes starting.
Student Orientation Spring 2015
Full-Time Students are required to attend Orientation. The cost to attend Spring Orientation is $50 and will be billed to your student account automatically for new admitted students who are registered for 12 or more credits. Students registered for less than 12 credits will be billed after they sign-up. This fee covers materials, activities and food during the day of Orientation.
We encourage new students to take care of any unfinished enrollment needs before Orientation. This includes:
- Registering or making changes to your schedule;
- Paying for your classes;
- Purchasing books;
- Obtaining your UAS Whale card;
- Subject to Change-
Friday January 9th, 2015
|8:30 am||Check-in, coffee & juice (full breakfast available for purchase at 8am)||Mourant Lakeside Grill|
|Morning||Welcome and Introductions||Mourant Lakeside Grill|
|Information Sessions||EG 109|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (provided)||Recreaton Center|
|Afternoon||Cultural Activity||Recreation Center|
Glacier Tour (Dress for the weather. Transportation provided)
|3:30 pm||Bus drop off at UAS||Main Campus|
|6:00 pm||Welcome Back Bonfire||Noyes Pavilion|
Saturday January 10th, 2015 - Optional Activities (Yet to be determined, check back for updates)
Yes! If you came to UAS with your high school for an event, you may be familiar with campus already, however now you are starting your first semester at UAS. You will meet other new students, and receive lots of valuable information about starting your classes. The campus tour is optional, so if you have already toured campus you can definitely opt out of that session.