Welcome to Native Student Services

Let us help you with your transition to UAA!  Sign up today for the Native Early Transition (NET) program.

What is NET?

A program that during the summer, assists Alaska freshmen in completing all the processes for attending UAA.  Then in the fall, brings them to campus one week before classes start and engages them in workshops and activities to make them successful at UAA.

Benefits from participating in NET?
  • Receive personal advising.                                                                                          
  • Get used to being in Anchorage and at UAA.
  • Move into student housing before everyone else.
  • Learn how to use Blackboard & ePortfolio.
  • Build note taking and time management skills.
  • Make friends, connect with staff and faculty.
Dates of NET:
  • Monday, August 21 to Wednesday, August 23, 2017

If this interests you please click the NSS NET Application link below, if you have any questions call NSS at 1-907-786-4000 or 1-866-786-4804.

NSS NET Application


We Are Here For You

Our Center provides a safe, affirming space on campus. It is a gathering place where students can find support, access resources, connect with community representatives, study with classmates, meet new friends, and interact with people who share similar experiences as indigenous peoples. We target the unique needs of Native students by:

Please stop by and see us!

  • Educational Outreach
  • Schools and Community Visits
  • Postsecondary Educational/Vocational Guidance 
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Information 
  • Internship Information 
  • Student-Use Computer Lab
  • Tutorial and Study Group Space 
  • Workshops and Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Activities and Events 
  • Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities 
  • Sponsorship of Native Student Clubs 
  • Celebrations of Student Success and Achievement 
  • Residence Hall Outreach 
  • Student Advocacy 
  • On-line Student Listserv 
  • Inter-departmental Events
  • Community Partnerships


  • Willy Templeton, Director
  • Patience Merculief, Student Success Coordinator
  • Amber Sims, Interim Transition Advisor
  • Cheryl Turner, Office Manager


We are located at the University of Alaska, Anchorage Rasmuson Hall, Room 108
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907) 786-4000 Fax: (907) 786-4009 Toll free: 1-866-786-4804

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