FAQ’s for incoming Freshmen

First-time freshmen are often full of questions on how to navigate collegiate life in and out of classes. Here are some answers to the most common queries.

Pigs and memories at the Hugh McPeck gallery

"Neon Guardians' Invisible Traits" examines memory and cultural perceptions of the pig.

New surgical technology program to launch in fall

The School of Allied Health opens program to help local healthcare facilities and provide opportunity for UAA students

UAA continues efforts to increase enrollment, student success

As fall enrollment and registration numbers roll in, UAA is still hopeful for rise in enrollment

Welcome from UAA Student Body President Alec Burris

Hello Seawolves, Welcome to UAA! I’m sure that you’ve found college to be a much different experience than those of your past. With the decision to attend our university you’ve not only chosen to seek additional education, but you’ve opened up possibilities through which you can pursue your passions. The time that you spend at UAA will define the individual...

Radical Recreation: Rather be in the mountains

Mountain runner and aviation technology major, Conor Deal, recently participated in the Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon, finishing in ninth place

UAA’s Clubs and Greek Life organizations offer opportunities and community

The Student Clubs and Greek Life office is part of UAA’s Student Life and Leadership office and offers various opportunities to enrich students’ experiences on campus. It encourages students to take part on campus to find community, gain leadership, social and personal skills or simply grow as a person. Emily Wood, natural sciences major with a concentration in environment and...

Convocation ceremony discontinued this year

Convos about Convocation: Cancellation of the welcoming ceremony was a "strategic" decision

Student Health and Counseling Center seeks to provide care, services to students

Students taking at least six credits are eligible for Student Health and Counseling Center services

Tanya Ho named head coach of Seawolf gymnastics

  After 33 years, UAA's first and only head gymnastics coach Paul Stoklos announced his retirement at the end of the past school year. On July 20, 2017, interim athletic director Tim McDiffett introduced Tanya Ho as the new and just second head coach in 34 years of Seawolf gymnastics history. “We think Coach Ho is a great fit for UAA...

Intramural sports encourages competitiveness, athleticism

  At UAA, intramural sports are open to all students on campus. A group of friends, student organizations or roommates can come together and form teams that will play each other in a variety of organized sports or activities. There are currently three sports offered: 5-on-5 basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball. Intramurals not only promote teamwork and competition, but also offer a...

UAA econ students, faculty react to economics degree discontinuation at UAF

At the Board of Regents June 2 meeting, the board approved a motion to reduce “the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics” at UAF and to discontinue the programs effective in 2020. After hearing about the discontinuation of their degree at a fellow University of Alaska campus, UAA students expressed their shock.Economics major Lyndea Kelleher...

A tired story doesn’t drag down ‘Headshot’s’ ferocious spectacle

You don’t need to read this review to know what to expect from “Headshot,” a go-for-broke martial arts romp from Indonesia. It’s right there in the title and, like the title, subtlety isn’t in the movie’s vocabulary. This is a movie that won’t settle for one shot to the head, though. No. How about 15 shots? 20? The most...

Late nights: The best places to study around the university area

Studying is an essential part of student life and distractions can severely impair your ability to focus and get your work done. Finding a good place to study can greatly improve your ability to focus, learn, retain information and improve the speed at which you can perform your research. Ultimately, the best place for you to study is the...

Meet UAA’s freshmen athletes

To kick off the 2017-18 school year and athletic seasons, some of UAA's incoming student-athletes shared their goals now that they've reached the collegiate level.

Need some extra cash? Check out UAA’s Experimental Economics Lab

UAA's Experimental Economics Laboratory is an easy way for students to make money taking part in game-like experiments.

Alaska bat researchers brace for white-nose syndrome

A fungus that has wiped out millions of bats since appearing on the East Coast a decade ago is making its way to Alaska.

July 2017 message from USUAA President Alec Burris

While I can’t say that I have escaped getting sunburnt this summer, I can say that meaningful progress has been made to improve the student experience at UAA. With just over a month till the start of the fall semester, I have been working very closely with the administration to begin fulfilling the promises I made during my campaign....

Undergraduates study swallow colony on base

Several miles north of JBER's military gates you can find a small body of water tucked away, called Otter Lake. This lake almost felt like a military secret kept away from your average Anchorage resident. For a few undergraduate students, however, being out at Otter Lake was just another day at the office. After driving past JBER's stretch of monotonous...

Running with the bulls Palmer style, much different than in Pamplona

  The Musk Ox Farm is hosting its 15th Annual Running with the Bulls race on Aug. 6, starting at 1 p.m. The kids fun run 1k opens the event and is followed by a 10k run and a 5k run/walk. Executive Director at the farm, Mark Austin, said the race offers a beautiful trail and a unique course experience. “...

Going pro: UAA athletes pursue athletic careers after college

  High school students often dream of continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level, and many of those collegiate athletes later strive to take their careers a step further. They want to pursue the ultimate goal and become professional athletes. But being able to afford a living, while playing the game you love is not a given. Still, many recent...

Looking for a good deal? Try UAA surplus sales

About every other month, UAA Surplus holds a public sale to offload extra equipment.

Seawolves continue hosting summer camps for the community’s youth

The UAA volleyball team concluded another year of hosting summer camp sessions. Between July 6 - 20, head coach Chris Green and his staff, consisting of associate head coach Sheldon Carvalho and various current or former UAA players, held six different sessions focusing on various skill levels. Session I-III and IV were designed as individual skill camps for numerous...

UAA’s Rachael Hannah to present Planetarium’s ‘Neurotours’

"Neurotours" provides an immersive live experience through the human brain with UAA biologist Rachael Hannah

In ‘Raw,’ the family that eats together, keeps together

Save the cannibalistic urges, relating to “Raw’s” protagonist Justine (Garance Marillier) as she navigates the bloody sex maze of Veterinarian school is easy. She’s an awkward freshman at the top of her class, a lonely place, as it turns out, especially for a lifelong vegetarian forced to eat raw rabbit kidney and doused with horse blood. All freshman endure...

College Cookbook: Rhubodka for midsummer

Enjoy a plentiful rhubarb harvest with this refreshing summer cocktail.

Arbuckle excels academically and athletically in both her degree and individual events

Madeline Arbuckle, a UAA student-athlete, spent her 2016-17 year at school and on the road for gymnastics meets, making significant achievements. "At this point, I think it would be weird to not have a full schedule and constantly have to prioritize things. I try my best not to get too stressed about school because I know that I can manage...

Student Spotlight: UAA alum heads to Germany as CBYX Congress-Bundestag Scholar

  In fifth grade, Matthew Newkirk participated in a class exchange program with a school in Germany. Spending a few days in Germany ignited a lifelong interest in the German language. Now Newkirk, a recent UAA graduate majoring in global logistics and supply chain management with a minor in German, is heading back to Germany again. But this time he...

New restaurant, Froth and Forage, debuts with rave reviews

Froth and Forage, a new farm-to-table restaurant, recently opened in Indian and is run by a husband and wife duo with a passion for fresh ingredients.

An extreme triathlon with a twist

The Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon debuted for the first time on July 15 as nearly 200 athletes competed in the 142-mile event.