There may still be snow on the ground in Anchorage, but that doesn’t mean that UAA students cannot enjoy spring. There is plenty to do on and off-campus during the Spring Break week of March 9-13.
On-Campus, Pre-Spring Break
What: The Mongolian Student Society invites students to celebrate the Mongolian Lunar Year Festival with free homemade dumplings and other traditional food, while learning about Mongolia.
When: March 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: UAA Multicultural Center (Rasmuson Hall, Room 106)
Cost: Free to all UAA students and faculty.
What: UAA music majors will showcase their talents in a performance of a variety of music, from opera to jazz.
When: March 6 from 3-5 p.m.
Where: UAA Recital Hall (Fine Arts Building, 3640 Alumni Drive)
Cost: Free to all UAA students and faculty. Seating is based on a first come, first-serve basis.
Off-Campus, Pre-Spring Break
What: The first-ever UAA Day at Alyeska Resort will feature a variety of activities, such as a Spirit costume contest and discounts for students who have a WolfCard. Please RSVP before the event.
When: March 4 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Alyeska Resort (1000 Arlberg Ave.)
Cost: $45 lift tickets for students with a valid WolfCard presented at the tram ticket office. Admission is limited to one ticket per WolfCard. In addition, there is a $109 room rate for March 3-4 for UAA students, faculty, staff and alumni with a valid student ID.
Spring Break, Off-Campus
What: Learn how scientists use the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph installed on the Hubble Space Telescope to decipher clues left in light from distant objects to study the universe.
When: March 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Anchorage Museum (625 C St.)
Cost: $6 plus museum admission ($10 for students with ID)
What: Every Tuesday, Skinny Raven hosts a 5K, open course social run starting at Skinny Raven and ends at a pub, the location of which is determined the day of. Registration is required only once at register.chronotrack.com.
When: March 11 at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday after until March 31
Where: Skinny Raven Sports (800 H St.)
What: Enjoy a gathering of Anchorage food trucks, featuring a variety of local cuisines.
When: March 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., every Thursday until Aug. 13.
Where: Chilkoot Charlie’s parking lot (2435 Spenard Road)
Cost: Entrance is free and food prices vary