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Welcome Week

Fall 2019 Welcome Week will be from Thursday, August 22 to Monday, August 26. Required sessions occur on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.

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 August 23-24, 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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • Housing Move-In

    Housing Move-In

    August 22
    9AM-11PM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    Housing move-in begins at 9 AM on Thursday, August 23rd. For more information about Housing Move-In, visit the UAS Student Housing Website.

  • Welcome Barbeque

    Welcome Barbeque

    August 22
    5PM
    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, introduce yourself to others, and if they're along for the ride, show off your new campus community to your family!

  • New Student Convocation

    New Student Convocation

    August 23
    9AM
    Egan Library

    Join us at the UAS Egan Library for an official welcome to your university. You'll get the opportunity to meet your peers, hear from the UAS Chancellor and Provost, and even engage in some Alaska Native Drumming routines!

  • Campus Tour

    Campus Tour

    August 23
    10:45 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

    Food with Faculty

    August 23
    12:15 PM
    Lakeside Grill

    Join us at the Lakeside Grill 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.

  • Financial Literacy

    Financial Literacy

    August 23
    1:30 PM
    Egan Library

    In this session you'll learn about paying for college, personal budgeting, and how to use your meal plan (if you have one!).

  • Completion Opportunities

    Completion Opportunities

    August 23
    2:30PM
    Mourant Courtyard

    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!

  • First Year Hall Meeting

    First Year Hall Meeting

    August 23
    6PM
    Egan 112 Lecture Hall

    Required for residents of John Pugh Hall only.  Come ready to learn about your in-housing staff and learn the basics of living in a communal environment. This is a great opportunity to connect with housing staff and fellow hallmates.

  • Our Community

    Our Community

    August 24
    10AM
    Egan Library

    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.

  • Whale Watching

    Whale Watching

    August 24
    1PM
    Don Statter Harbor

    Join us at the Don Statter Harbor for Whale Watching at 1PM. This is a great opportunity to experience something new, make memories, and build community with your new cohort.

  • Escape Rooms

    Morgan Jay: Musical Comedy

    August 24
    7PM
    Recreation Center

    Join UAS Student Activities Board for a night with MORGAN JAY. He's a musical comedian who's recently been featured on NBC's Bring the Funny. Tune in to see how he competes and get a taste of what he might bring to UAS. This event is a part of the UAS Student Concert Series sponsored in part by Alaska Airlines. It's free and open to the public.

  • Downtown Excursion

    Downtown Excursion

    August 25
    11:30AM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    The Downtown Excursion is a great chance to familiarize yourself with your new community. Enjoy riding the tram to Mount Roberts, exploring shops and museums, and other opportunities.

  • Walk In Movie

    Walk-in Movie: Almost Adults

    August 25
    9PM
    John Pugh Hall Commons

    Join us in the John Pugh Hall Commons for a showing of the film Almost Adults and snacks. This is an awesome opportunity to meet your peers and relax.

  • Find Your Way to Class

    Find Your Way to Class

    August 26
    8AM-Noon
    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.