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Welcome to your First Year Experience at UAS! Whether you’re a first time freshman, a transfer student, or an exchange student, this website is the perfect place for you to learn about all of the exciting things that you should be engaging with during your First Year. FYE is your source for making that first year at UAS the best possible experience. 

Whether you’re attending an event on the Don’t Miss List, taking part in the Alaska Leadership Initiative (AL-I) program, or attending New Student Orientation, you’ll be ensuring that you’re engaged on campus and getting the most of your UAS experience! Are you a parent? Check out our parent page.

New Student Orientation is the perfect way to start your UAS Experience. Orientation will give you the chance to meet with fellow new students as well as staff and faculty that are passionate about your success. Specific orientation experiences vary by campus. 

Visit the New Student Orientation website for more information.

In concert with Academic Advising, FYE publishes a yearly "First Year Checklist", outlining important milestones and tasks for students to complete in order to remain successful. We've prepared this list to help take the guesswork out of navigating your first year of academics. Use this checklist throughout the academic year to make sure you stay on track with everything you need to do in order to be a successful UAS student!

You can download a PDF version of the list here.

In concert with Student Activities, the First Year Experience program publishes a yearly "Don't Miss List." The events on the Don't Miss List represent UAS and what makes attending this school exciting and memorable. Make the most of your first year at UAS - check out these signatiure events and opportunities on campus!

You can download a PDF version of the list here. 


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