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Welcome Week

Weather Notice for Orientation Weekend

Juneau is forecasting significant snowfall for the weekend of January 8-9 that may result in some events being changed and/or canceled. Changes or cancellations will be communicated to you primarily via email. Please keep aware of changing conditions and keep yourself safe. Do not attempt to travel to campus in adverse conditions. UAS staff can work with you if you have any questions about missing Orientation sessions.

Spring 2022 Welcome Week will be from Thursday, January 6 to Friday, January 14th. Required sessions occur on Friday, January 7th.

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 Friday, January 7, 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.

Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Housing Move-In

    Housing Move-In

    January 6
    9AM-11PM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    Housing move-in begins at 9 AM on Thursday, January 6th. For more information about Housing Move-In, visit the UAS Student Housing Website.

  • New Student Convocation

    New Student Convocation

    January 7
    9AM
    Egan Library

    Join us at the 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 learn more about your community!

  • Our Community

    Our Community

    January 7
    10:00 AM
    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.

  • Food with Faculty

    Food with Faculty

    January 7
    12:00 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.

  • Campus Tour

    Campus Tour

    January 7
    1:00 PM
    Egan Library

    We'll show you around campus so you can find classes, campus resources, and places to spend your time! 

  • Completion Opportunities

    Completion Opportunities

    January 7
    2:00 PM
    Campus Wide

    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!

  • Welcome Barbeque

    Welcome Back Barbeque

    January 7
    5:00 PM
    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 get certified for the Rock Wall!

  • Walk In Movie

    Glacier View Hike

    January 8
    9:00 AM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    there are many ways to get up close to Mendenhall Glacier, including a moderately easy and well-marked trail to Nugget Falls. Winding along Mendenhall Lake, the closest trail to the glacier itself, you’ll find a stunning 377-foot waterfall cascading into an iceberg lake with a magnificent glacier in the background. You might even get lucky and see some wildlife upclose!

  • Downtown Trip

    Downtown Juneau Trip & Lunch at McGivneys 

    January 8
    11:15 AM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    Head downtown for an included lunch at Mcgivneys Grill. Afterwards take some time to explore the local museams, walk the docks. and check out some of our local shops.

  • Walk In Movie

    Montana Creek Cross Country Ski / Snowshoeing Tour 

    January 9
    9:00 AM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    Test out your snowshoe or xcountry skiing skills with us as we do a 3 mile loop of the Montana Creek Trail. The Recreation center has all sort of winter rentals (including all the gear we will be using). Make sure you visit the REC website to see what adventures they can help you gear up for!

  • Walk In Movie

    Glacier Cinema Matinee 

    January 9
    12:00 PM
    John Pugh Hall and Student Housing Lodge

    Join us at Glacier Cinema for a movie and snacks. Movie to be announced. Bussing will be provided from Housing Locations

     

  • BonFire

    Bonfire & Smores

    January 9
    5:00 PM
    Noyes Pavilion (next to John Pugh Hall)

    Hang out, eat smores, and tell your favorite ghost stories. This is your last chance to make some great connections before heading into your first day of classes!

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.