New Student Orientation

Welcome Future Seawolves


Attending orientation is an important step in your journey as a new student, and we are excited to welcome you to campus.

At Howl Days Orientation you will:

  • meet other students
  • learn how to register for classes
  • find out how to get engaged on campus
  • connect with first year advisors
  • tour campus

Orientation Options

In-person and On-campus

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We encourage everyone who can to attend the in-person Howl Days for the most dynamic experience. You’ll start with a resource fair, where you can connect directly with the resources and opportunities that will help you make the most of UAA. Then the Wolfpack will show you all UAA has to offer with a presentation and tour. Last but not least, you’ll meet with academic advisors about academic success, placement, and registration. Please plan to be on campus for 4–5 hours.

What to Expect

  • 30 min. check in and resource fair
  • 20 min. warm up and getting acquainted
  • 1 hr. presentation and Q&A
  • 1 hr. walking campus tour
  • 1 hr. academic advising session (this session is shorter if you've already registered)
  • optional residential campus visits 

Virtual, Live on Zoom

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The live virtual option is a good one for students who are unable to make it to campus or are needing a briefer introduction to student life at UAA. The Wolfpack will show you how to make the most of campus resources and opportunities, lead a virtual tour, and introduce you to some of the first year advisors. Plan to be on Zoom for two hours.

What to Expect

  • 1 hr. presentation and Q&A
  • 30 min. virtual campus tour
  • 30 min. academic advising session (learning about advising and asking questions of advisors, but not individual assistance with registration)

Self-Guided Virtual

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If you are not able to find a day and time that works for you to join an in-person or live virtual session, this format is for you. You will receive access to the virtual orientation modules so that you can learn about the university at your own pace.  Be sure to connect with your academic advisor separately.

Campus Tours with Wolfpack

If you are unable to attend in-person orientation but would like an in-person tour of campus, schedule a campus with one of the Wolfpack orientation leaders. We can show you how to find your classes and navigate campus. Email to schedule yours!


Icon of gold and orange sunSummer 2023 Orientation Sessions


  • Friday, June 2, 12:30–5:00 pm (FULL)
  • Friday, June 23, 12:30–5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 14, 12:30–5:00 pm *Military-connected*
  • Friday, July 28, 12:30–5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 11, 12:30–5:00 pm *MSS + TRIO*
  • Friday, August 18, 12:30–5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 25, 12:30–5:00 pm


  • Wednesday, April 19, 4:00–6:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 25, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7, 1:00–3:00 pm *MSS + TRIO*
  • Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 20, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 1, 3:00–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16, 5:00–7:00 pm

Specialized Sessions

All students are welcome at any session, but we do have a few specialized sessions we encourage you to choose if they apply to you. The registration form will provide more detail and assist you in picking the best one for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact New Student Orientation

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