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Fall 2018 Welcome Week will be from Thursday, August 23 to Friday, August 31. Required sessions occur on Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25.

Welcome Week is required for all new on-campus, degree-seeking students registered for 12 or more credits. New students who are registered for less than 12 credits are highly encouraged to attend Welcome Week. There are required activities on August 24-25, 2018, with highly recommended activities through the first week of classes. A $100 fee will be charged to students who are required to attend and any other students that choose to join.

Check out the full schedule of opportunities and requirements below. Plan for full days (8 AM–5 PM).

Fall 2018 Schedule

Housing Move-In August 23
9AM-11PM
John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge
Housing move-in begins at 9 AM on Thursday, August 23rd. For more information about Housing Move-In, visit the UAS Student Housing Website.
Welcome Barbeque August 23
5PM
Student Recreation Center
Join us at the UAS Student Recreation Center for a BBQ! We'll have food, music, and an opportunity to explore the REC Center. This is a great opportunity to get some grub, introduce yourself to others, and if they're along for the ride, show off your new campus community to your family!
New Student Convocation August 24
9AM
Egan Library
Join us at the UAS Egan Library for an official welcome to your university. You'll get the opportunity to meet your peers, hear from the UAS Chancellor and Provost, and even engage in some Alaska Native Drumming routines!
Campus Tour August 24
10:45 AM
Egan Classroom Wing
We'll show you around campus so you can find classes, campus resources, and places to spend your time! 
Food with Faculty August 24
12:15 PM
Lakeside Grill
Join us at the Lakeside Grill for a chance to eat and build community, along with meeting some of the on-campus faculty. This is a great opportunity to meet potential professors or ask questions about classes.
Financial Literacy

August 24
1:30 PM
Egan Library

In this session you'll learn about paying for college, personal budgeting, and how to use your meal plan (if you have one!). 
Completion Opportunities August 24
2:30PM
Mourant Courtyard
This is the perfect time to ensure you're all set for classes to start! We'll help you to ensure you're registered, finished with financial aid requirements, and more. We'll also be taking a group photo of all Orientation attendees!
First Year Hall Meeting August 24
6PM
Egan 112 Lecture Hall
Required for residents of John Pugh Hall only. Come ready to learn about your in-housing staff and learn the basics of living in a communal environment. This is a great opportunity to connect with housing staff and fellow hallmates.
Our Community August 25
10AM
Egan Library
Learn about Social, Personal, and Community Wellness and why it is important. Each individual is a part of building the community we have here at UAS and we want to invite everyone to participate.
Whale Watching August 25
1PM
Don Statter Harbor

Join us at the Don Statter Harbor for Whale Watching at 1PM. This is a great opportunity to experience something new, make memories, and build community with your new cohort.  

Escape Rooms August 25
7PM
Egan Library
Join us in the Egan Library at 7PM for the Escape Rooms. You will work with others as a team to solve puzzles and riddles in order to escape.
Downtown Excursion

August 26
11:30AM
John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

The Downtown Excursion is a great chance to familiarize yourself with your new community. Enjoy riding the tram to Mount Roberts, exploring shops and museums, and other opportunities.
Walk In Movie August 26
9PM
Noyes Pavilion
Join us at the Noyes Pavilion for a movie and snacks. This is an awesome opportunity to meet your peers and relax.
Find Your Way to Class August 27
8AM-3PM
Campus Courtyard
Staff and Faculty will be available to help you navigate your way around campus during the first day of classes. Look for our tents in the Mourant Courtyard!
I Finished my First Day of College! August 27
6PM
John Pugh Hall Commons
Join us in the John Pugh Hall Commons to celebrate your first day of college.  Snack with your new friends and plan out your study and class schedules.

What if I cannot attend every session?

We understand that some incoming students may have scheduling conflicts. Your goal should be to attend as much of Welcome Week as possible. There are no separate fees or fee reductions if you can only attend part of the event.

What should I bring?

Orientation is active, so be sure to dress comfortably and wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in. In Southeast Alaska, layers are always recommended.

 
 

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