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 can be paid by credit card or 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.

Please select only ONE orientation!

2017-2018 Howl Days Orientation Calendar

Orientation

Date

Description

General Orientation (All Majors) Tuesday May 16, 2017 For incoming students starting at UAA in Summer 2017, and is our early bird orientation for students starting in Fall 2017. Schedule & Information
Exploratory [Undeclared] (All Majors) Tuesday August 1, 2017 For incoming students who have not yet chosen a specific major.
Veteran, Transfer & Non-Traditional Thursday August 3, 2017 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. 
Honors & Scholars (All Majors) Tuesday August 8, 2017 For incoming students from all majors who are UA Scholars or Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) recipients, or students entering the University Honors College. 
College of Business & Public Policy Monday August 14, 2017 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.
College of Education Monday August 14, 2017 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.
College of Arts & Sciences Wednesday August 16, 2017 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.
College of Engineering Friday August 18, 2017 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.
College of Health Monday & Tuesday August 21-22, 2017 For incoming students pursuing a major within the College of Health.  If you are unsure, see our Orientation Styles page to see where your major belongs.
Community & Technical College Wednesday August 23, 2017 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.
Out of Area Orientation (All Majors) Friday August 25, 2017 For incoming students coming from outside the Anchorage area, or those who were not able to attend an earlier orientation.
General Orientation (All Majors) Thursday January 11, 2018 REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN - For incoming students starting at UAA in Spring 2018.
Virtual Orientation Continuous For incoming students enrolled in distance education, outside the Anchorage area, or transferring with 30+ college credits only.

Registration

Please make sure you will be attending the University of Alaska Anchorage campus BEFORE registering.

Visit www.me.uaa.alaska.edu to determine your Student ID number if you do not know.

You will register parents, guardians, family, or friends attending as guests through a separate registration form due to the $25 fee associated with their attendance. A link to the guest registration form will be sent in your Howl Days registration confirmation email. Fees will be charged to your student account.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or will need accommodations during your orientation day.

 

 

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