Our Mission Statement:
New Distance Graduate Student Orientation facilitates the integration of new distance
students into the academic, intellectual, and social culture of the University of
Alaska Anchorage.The website provides information specifically for students in distance
program programs and their special requirements.
Why is Orientation important?
UAA New Distance Graduate Student Orientation will afford you the opportunity to make
valuable connections with UAA students, staff and faculty while getting accurate information
about life at UAA and departments that will become important to you. This will relieve
common anxieties about starting your new degree program. New students who make these
connections tend to be more successful in their transition to college, more likely
to be satisfied with their college experience, achieve better grades and graduate.
We encourage all Graduate Students, whether new or continuing, to take advantage of
this unique experience that will ensure your familiarity with all that UAA has to
Direct general questions to Elisa Mattison
, Graduate School Director at 786-1096. Queries regarding specific programs should
be directed to the respective coordinator or assistant. See program contacts under
Contact Graduate Staff /Graduate Program Contacts