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Welcome Week

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Spring 2020 Welcome Week will be from Thursday, January 9 to Monday, January 13. Required sessions occur on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11.

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 10-11, 2020, 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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

  • Housing Move-In

    Housing Move-In

    January 9
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

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

  • New Student Convocation

    New Student Convocation

    January 10
    9:30 AM
    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, hear from the UAS Chancellor and Provost, and even engage in some get-to-know-you activities!

  • Financial Literacy

    Financial Literacy

    January 10
    10:15 AM
    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

    Campus Tour

    January 10
    11:00 AM
    Glacier View Room

    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

    January 10
    12:00 PM
    Glacier View Room

    Join us for a chance to eat and build community, along with meeting some of the on-campus faculty and administrators. This is a great opportunity to meet potential professors or ask questions about classes.

  • Completion Opportunities

    Completion Opportunities

    January 10
    Juneau 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

    Our Community

    January 11
    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

    Downtown Excursion

    January 11
    Egan Building

    The Downtown Excursion is a great chance to familiarize yourself with your new community. We'll provide lunch!

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.