Students are expected to arrive no later than the Thursday before classes begin. Below is a list of responsibilities students must take care in their first couple days in Anchorage and a list of area resources.

The Anchorage airport is the Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) and it is located approximately 7 miles west of campus.


From the Airport to the Campus

Things to Do

Check in with International Student Services

Check into the residence hall (if living on campus)

Familiarize yourself with Anchorage and the Campus

Attend New Student Orientation (Fall Only)

Attend Campus Kickoff (Fall Only)

Meet with your Adviser

Take your Accuplacer Exam (Undergraduates Only)

Find a job on Campus

Get a Social Security Number (only if working)

Get a Banking Account 

Learn the Bus Systems (Town and Campus)

Get an Alaska Driver's Licence

Get your UAA Parking Permit