Howl Days (Orientation for New Students)

Welcome future Seawolves! Howl Days orientations are designed for you as an incoming student to UAA, whether as a first-time freshman (never attended college before), transfer student, or student returning to college after a long break. Attending orientation, which is expected of all incoming students, affords you the opportunity to make valuable connections with UAA students, staff and faculty while getting accurate information about life at UAA.

We offer a variety of orientation styles, depending on the time of the year.  Attending Howl Days is FREE for students. We also welcome guests at a $25 fee per person. Fees cover a continental breakfast, lunch, and UAA gift. This fee is charged directly to your UAA student account with your tuition and other student fees. To learn more about orientation and which you should attend, please visit our Orientation Styles page, FAQs, or Contact Us for more information.  

Why is orientation important, you ask? Orientation will relieve common anxieties about starting college, and new students who make these valuable connections tend to:

  • Be more successful in their transition to college
  • Be more likely to be satisfied with their college experience
  • Achieve better grades
  • Graduate from their degree program

Thinking about changing your Howl Days Orientation date?

Due to the amount of time it takes to process registrations, you may only change your orientation date ONE time. You must do so no later than five (5) business days (refer to the Refund Deadlines for these dates) before your orientation date, unless you must reschedule or cancel due to circumstances beyond your control.


To change orientations, submit a new registration form and note in the "Comments" section for which orientation you originally registered.

Registration for May & August Howl Days is Open!

Students may register for only one (1) orientation. 

Registration closes at 12:00PM (Noon) one (1) business day prior to your registered orientation. You are still welcome to attend by registering in-person at the event. For location and time information, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page.

2018-2019 HOWL DAYS ORIENTATION CALENDAR

Orientation

Date

Details

Register

General Orientation (All Majors) Tuesday May 15, 2018
For incoming students starting at UAA in Summer 2018, and is our early bird orientation for students starting in Fall 2018. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page.

Registration Closed - Event Passed

Register Now LinkGeneral May Registration

Exploratory [Undeclared] (All Majors) Wednesday August 1, 2018
For incoming students who have not yet chosen a specific major. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 
Register Now LinkExploratory Registration

Veteran, Transfer & Non-Traditional Friday August 3, 2018 For incoming students who are veterans of the U.S. military, active duty military or their dependents, students who are 25 years or older, who have 30+ college credits, or have lifestyles that cause them to identify differently than the traditional college student. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page.  
Register Now LinkVeteran, Transfer & Non-Tradtional Registration

Honors & Scholars (All Majors) Thursday August 9, 2018 For incoming students from all majors who are UA Scholars or Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) recipients, or students entering the University Honors College. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkHonors & Scholars Registration

School of Education Monday August 13, 2018 For incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Education. If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkSchool of Education Registration

College of Business & Public Policy (CBPP) Tuesday August 14, 2018 For incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Business & Public Policy. If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkCBPP Registration

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Wednesday August 15, 2018 For incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkCAS Registration

College of Engineering (CoEng) Friday August 17, 2018 For incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Engineering. If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkCoEng Registration

College of Health (COH) Monday & Tuesday August 20-21, 2018
This two-day orientation is for incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Health.  Students are expected to attend both days, though please speak with our office to discuss options if this is difficult for you to do.  If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkCOH Registration

Community & Technical College (CTC) Wednesday August 22, 2018 For incoming students pursuing a major within the Community & Technical College. If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page.

NOTE: Free childcare and dinner will be provided for children 12 years old and younger. Contact our office to reserve a spot for your child(ren). 


Register Now LinkCTC Registration
Out of Area Orientation (All Majors) Friday August 24, 2018
For incoming students coming from outside the Anchorage area, or those who were not able to attend an earlier orientation. To view a summary of the orientation schedule and further details, visit the Orientation Schedules & Information page. 

Register Now LinkOut of Area Registration

Virtual Orientation Continuous For incoming students enrolled in distance education, outside the Anchorage area, or transferring with 30+ college credits only. Register Now LinkVirtual Orientation Registration

General Orientation (All Majors) Thursday January 10, 2019 REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN - For incoming students starting at UAA in Spring 2019. Register Now LinkGeneral January Registration

 

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