Module 1 – Introduction to Orientation

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This orientation is for you. It provides another alternative for students who can’t come to campus orientation and provides a way to get all the tools and information necessary to make a transition to campus a smooth one.

Where to go for Help

We’ve designed your online orientation to be easy to use, but if you need technical assistance navigating through the program, or if you have any questions about any of the content in the program, please feel free to contact:

UAF eCampus
907-455-2060 or 800-277-8060

New Student Orientation

For technical assistance, please contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk.
907-450-8300 or 1-800-478-8226

Introducing UAOnline

Before we get started, we want to introduce you to one of the most important tools available to UAF students: UAOnline.

UAOnline  is your portal to the business of being a student at UAF. Through UAOnline, you can enroll in courses, make payments to your student account, manage your financial aid, view your degree progress, and more. You probably used UAOnline to apply for admission to UAF.

In order to log in to UAOnline, you’ll need your UA username and password. You should have received instructions on how to claim your UA username and set your password along with your acceptance to UAF. If you haven’t yet claimed your UA username and password, open up a new browser tab or window and go to to claim your credentials. You can also “sync” all your university accounts (UAOnline, UA Google Apps, Blackboard) through this site. If you need help, the Office of Information Technology has set up a walk-through to guide you

If you know your UA username and password, go to UAOnline and log in. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the tabs and menus in UAOnline. One of the first items is to update your preferred email address under the “Personal Information” section.

OPTIONAL: View more in-depth walkthrough help videos on how to log into UAOnline.

Buckle Up and Get Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime…

Here are the topics we cover:

Financial Wellness
Your education is an investment in your future. In this unit, we’ll help you understand how to prepare for that investment. We’ll go over the FAFSA, financial aid, and scholarships and if you’re using VA benefits, we’ll connect you with the offices on campus that can help you understand how to use those benefits. We’ll also give you some budgeting tools and show you how to pay your student account through UAOnline.
Academic Success
Your success is our number one priority. In this unit, we’ll connect you with the programs, services, and resources at UAF that are here to help you achieve your academic goals. We’ll also go over study skills, time management, and other strategies to help you excel in your coursework.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
As a college student, you have certain rights and responsibilities that are important to know. In this unit, we’ll make sure you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from UAF in return.
Advising & Registration
If you have been accepted into a degree program, did you know that you have to talk with an academic adviser before you register for classes? In this unit, we’ll teach you how to prepare for course registration — including how to find and meet with your adviser. We’ll also go over how to find the classes you need to take and we’ll show you how to register for your classes.
Preparing for Classes
Once you’ve got your class schedule, it’s time to start preparing for your first day of classes. In this unit, we’ll go over the tech requirements for your classes, we’ll introduce you to Blackboard, and we’ll show you how to order your books.
Campus Life
College life is about more than just classes. Living on campus and getting involved in student organizations is a great way to build skills like leadership, teamwork, and communication — skills that employers look for in new college grads. In this unit, we’ll teach you where to go if you want to make the most of your time outside of the classroom and how to get involved in campus life whether you are at the Fairbanks campus or not.
Looking Ahead: Academic Planning
It’s never too early to start preparing for graduation. In this unit, we’ll show you how to track your degree progress through an online tool called DegreeWorks and how to plan future semesters to make the most of your time and money.

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