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New Student Orientation – Day 2

August 20, 2021

Congratulations and Welcome to APU! We strongly encourage all new students to attend Orientation from Thursday, August 19 to Sunday, August 22. Whether you are living on-campus or are a new student living in or near Anchorage, we would love to have you join us for the in-person Orientation. We look forward to seeing everyone and welcoming you into the APU community.

*Central check in will be located in Atwood Center Lobby

Visit alaskapacific.edu/orientation for the full schedule

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast
McMillen Student Center, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor
New students, families, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy free breakfast.

9:30 am – 10:30 am – Convocation
Rasmuson Hall, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor
This is the official opening ceremony of APU’s Fall Orientation. Convocation allows the APU community to gather and welcome all new students. Everyone will hear from prominent speakers within the APU community. 

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Institute Meetings
Gallery, Grant Hall, 1st Floor Institute of Business & Public Policy
Carr-Gottstein Academic Center Lobby, 1st Floor Institute of Health & Wellness
Rasmuson Hall, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor Institute of Culture & Environment
Meet and greet with some of our esteemed faculty at APU. Learn something new about your future professors and ask questions about your major.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch with Faculty & Staff
McMillen Student Center, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor
Enjoy a free lunch with staff and faculty.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Laying the Foundation
Rasmuson Hall, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor
New students will learn about the policies and procedures, along with some rules and regulations that they will adhere to during their APU experience.

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm – APU Portal and Tech Talk
Rasmuson Hall, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor

During this session, students will learn how to order textbooks, log onto and navigate the APU Portal, and more!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Traditional Blanket Toss
Atwood Center Side Lawn
Join us for a wonderful community building activity focused on teamwork, collaboration, and setting goals for a successful future.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pmMeet-n-Greet
Student Leadership Center, Atwood Center, 1st Floor
The Associated Students of APU (ASAPU) is our student body government here on campus. Come hang out and learn about all the opportunities to get more involved on campus including open leadership positions and how to start a club!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pmFree time
Time to settle into your dorm room, walk to University Lake with friends, or go on a tour of the Consortium Library. *Tour group will leave Atwood Center at 4:00 pm.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner
McMillen Student Center, Atwood Center, 2nd Floor

New students, families, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy free dinner.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Orientation Festival
Atwood Center Courtyard

Play lawn games, listen to music, relax with fellow students, and win awesome prizes! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.



August 20, 2021
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Alaska Pacific University – Main Campus
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Anchorage, AK 99508
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