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.

Self-Guided Virtual

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.


Register for Howl Days 


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.  


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