First Year Programs

A&O Part 3 Format: Faculty & Staff Information

Thank you for welcoming students to campus.

Advising and orientation is a scaffolded experience for first-year students. A&O Part 3 takes place in person and emphasizes Community Connections. 

Winter A&O Pt.3

  • AO Pt.3 for winter admits on campus will look a bit different for this group. We have a few limitations with Winter Quarter and A&O Pt.3 because of a shorter transition window. Furthermore, we do not have several days of residence hall move-in before school begins. 
  • We will host a mixer for students to connect with first-year transfer students and then a two-week Dub’s Challenge for students to wayfind across campus. During the mixer UAA Advising will provide a general overview and welcome to all students - regardless of their major and provide a physical copy of the Transfer Advising Guide. Students will be directed to physical offices that support student success through completing challenges.  
  • Academic Advisers, during AO Pt.2, please let the students know that you are their adviser.
    • One of the "challenges" during Dub's Challenge will include students visiting your advising location, taking a picture of the lobby area, and stating their adviser's name. 
  • If you have presentation material you want to share with students, please let us know, and we can include the information in our communications. Please email and put A&O Pt.3 in the subject line.

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