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Spring  2019 Welcome Week will be from Thursday, January 10 to Monday, January 14. Required sessions occur on Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12.

Welcome Week is required for all new on-campus, degree-seeking students registered for 12 or more credits. New students who are registered for less than 12 credits are highly encouraged to attend Welcome Week. There are required activities on January 11-12, 2019, with highly recommended activities through the first week of classes. A $100 fee will be charged to students who are required to attend and any other students that choose to join.

Do you want to learn more about all of the great resources UAS has to offer? Check out our New Student Guide, which all Welcome Week attendees will recieve!

UAS New Student Guide

Check out the full schedule of opportunities and requirements below. Plan for full days (8 AM–5 PM).

Spring 2019 Schedule

Housing Move-In January 10
John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge
Housing move-in begins at 9 AM on Thursday, January 10. For more information about Housing Move-In, visit the UAS Student Housing Website.
New Student Convocation January 11
Glacier View Room
Join us at the UAS Glacier View Room for an official welcome to your university. You'll get the opportunity to meet your peers and hear from UAS Administrators.
Financial Literacy

January 11
Glacier View Room

In this session you'll learn about paying for college, personal budgeting, and how to use your meal plan (if you have one!). 
Campus Tour January 11
11:00 AM
Egan Classroom Wing
We'll show you around campus so you can find classes, campus resources, and places to spend your time! 
Food with Faculty January 11
12:00 PM
Glacier View Room
Join us at the Glacier View Room for a chance to eat and build community, along with meeting some of the on-campus faculty. This is a great opportunity to meet potential professors or ask questions about classes.
Completion Opportunities January 11
Main Campus
This is the perfect time to ensure you're all set for classes to start! We'll help you to ensure you're registered, finished with financial aid requirements, and more. We'll also be taking a group photo of all Orientation attendees!
Our Community January 12
9:30 AM
Glacier View Room
Learn about Social, Personal, and Community Wellness and why it is important. Each individual is a part of building the community we have here at UAS and we want to invite everyone to participate.
Downtown Excursion

January 12
Departs from Main Campus

The Downtown Excursion is a great chance to familiarize yourself with your new community. We'll be providing lunch at a downtown restaurant, giving a tour at the State Library and Archives Museum, touring downtown, and treating our participants to an Escape Room experience!
Welcome Barbeque January 12
Student Recreation Center
Join us at the UAS Student Recreation Center for a BBQ! We'll have food, music, and an opportunity to explore the REC Center. This is a great opportunity to get some grub and introduce yourself to others!
Walk In Movie January 13
Student Recreation Center
Join us at the Student Recreation Center for a movie and snacks. This is an awesome opportunity to meet your peers and relax.
Find Your Way to Class January 14
Campus Courtyard
Staff and Faculty will be available to help you navigate your way around campus during the first day of classes. Look for our tents in the Mourant Courtyard!

What if I cannot attend every session?

We understand that some incoming students may have scheduling conflicts. Your goal should be to attend as much of Welcome Week as possible. There are no separate fees or fee reductions if you can only attend part of the event.

What should I bring?

Orientation is active, so be sure to dress comfortably and wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in. In Southeast Alaska, layers are always recommended.


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