Module 1 – Introduction to Orientation
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:
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
Before we get started, we want to introduce you to one of the most important tools available to UAF students: UAOnline. UAOnline is a portal for handling student business at UAF where you can:
- Enroll in courses
- View your degree progress
- Make payments to your student account
- Manage your financial aid
- View your final grades and transcript, plus much more…
In order to log in to UAOnline, you’ll need your UA credentials. If you don’t have your UA username, you can choose option 2 or 3 at https://elmo.alaska.edu/ to claim find your credentials. This is also the place to “sync” all your university accounts (UAOnline, UA Google Apps, Blackboard) to one password. If you need help, the Office of Information Technology has set up a walk-through to guide you.
Once you know your UA username and password, log into UAOnline. Take time to familiarize yourself with the tabs and menus. One of the first items is to update your preferred email address under the “Personal Information” section.
Buckle Up and Get Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime…
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Your education is an investment in your future. In this unit, we’ll go over the FAFSA, financial aid, scholarships and some military benefits. We’ll also give you some budgeting tools and show you how to pay your student account through UAOnline.
Educational 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.
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, have you talked to your academic adviser yet? You’ll need to before you register for classes. In this unit, we’ll teach you how to find and meet your advisor, how to find classes and prepare you for course enrollment.
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.
College life is about more than just classes. Being involved in student activities and organizations is a great way to build skills like leadership, teamwork, and communication – skills that employers look for. In this unit, we’ll teach you where to go to make the most of your time outside the classroom and how to get involved in campus life.
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.