Register for Howl Days Orientation
Attending Howl Days is an important step in your journey as a new student, and we are excited to welcome you to campus.
At Howl Days 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
In-Person & On-Campus
At the in-person Howl Days, you will be on campus for a presentation, campus tour, and academic advising.
You should plan to be on campus for about 4 hours in order to get the most out of your experience. Session size is limited to 40 students.
Virtual, Live on Zoom
Join us via Zoom! The Wolfpack will share a presentation, lead a virtual tour, and introduce you to some of the first year advisors.
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 First Year Advising separately.
2022 Orientation Dates
- Tuesday, April 19 | 5pm - 7pm | Virtual
- Friday, May 20 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person
- Wednesday, May 25 | 10am - 12pm | Virtual
- Wednesday, June 1 | 1pm - 3pm | Virtual
- Friday, June 10 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person
- Tuesday, June 14 | 1pm - 3pm | Virtual (+ Meet Multicultural Student Services & TRIO! *)
- Thursday, June 16 | 10am - 12pm | Virtual
- Friday, June 24 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person (+ Meet Military & Veteran Student Services!)
- Wednesday, June 29 | 5pm - 7pm | Virtual
- Friday, July 15 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person
- Tuesday, July 19 | 1pm - 3pm | Virtual
- Thursday, July 21 | 5pm - 7pm | Virtual
- Friday, July 29 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person (+ Meet Multicultural Student Services & TRIO! *)
- Wednesday, August 3 | 1pm - 3pm | Virtual
- Friday, August 12 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person
- Thursday, August 18 | 5pm - 7pm | Virtual (+ Meet Multicultural Student Services & TRIO! *)
- Friday, August 26 | 1pm - 4pm | In-Person (Open to all, but special invitation to International Students)
* The Multicultural Student Services (MSS) team is deeply committed to supporting the needs of the many UAA student communities. MSS includes a dedicated space in Rasmuson Hall and programs that foster culturally diverse community engagement. We specifically center and uplift students who identify as Black, African American, Indigenous, Native American, Hispanic and Latine/x/a/o, Asian, Pacific Islander, multiracial, or mixed heritage; LGBTQIA2S+ students; students of minoritized religions and international students
* UAA TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) offers support services to students with limited income, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not earned a baccalaureate degree, and/or who experience a documented disability. Each year, TRIO SSS supports 160 participating students navigate through to graduation. There is no cost for eligible students accepted into the program.
NET Program + Howl Days
The NET Program supports Alaska Native/Native American students and students from rural Alaska as they transition to being a college student and to the UAA campus with preparatory, academic, and cultural support. There are a lot of steps to navigate (financial aid/scholarships, placement testing, housing application, course registration, etc.)-- the NET Program helps students each step of the way! The NET Program includes a week-long orientation that covers what is in Howl Days. If you apply for NET and can attend the in-person NET Program orientation in Anchorage August 22-26, you don't need to register for Howl Days as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I can't attend or need to change my date?
To change orientations, simply resubmit a new registration form. If you realize you can no longer attend a session you signed up for, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will in-person Howl Days Orientation last?
You should plan to be on campus for about 4 hours in order to get the most out of your experience.
What are my options for campus tours?
At in-person Howl Days Orientation, everyone will participate in a campus tour in between our orientation presentation and advising. If you are also interested in a tour of the Residence Halls, you will have the chance to do that at the end.
I signed up for a live virtual Orientation. How do I attend?
You will attend Howl Days virtual via Zoom. In your confirmation email, you will recieve a Zoom link unique to join Howl Days.
- I have not used Zoom before, how does it work?
At the scheduled day & time, click the link you received in your confirmation email.
You will have the option to either open the meeting in a web browser or download the app, your choice.
Or check out this video for a tutorial.
- Do I have to be on a computer for the Virtual Orientation or can I use a phone?You can use any device that has connection to the internet, or you have the option to call in!
- I do not have access to technology that will allow me to participate in a Zoom virtual
Orientation, what do I do?
Please contact us at email@example.com.