Get off the couch

Graphic by Michaeline Collins.

Activities on Campus:

Price is Right

What: Win some prizes by guessing the correct price of merchandise at this virtual game show contest.

When: Sept. 8, 6-7 p.m.

Where: This will be an online event and updates are available on The Student Activities and Commuter Programs Facebook page. Students can sign up to participate using an online form.

Cost: free

Bakery Cart Curb-Side Pick Up

- Advertisement -

What: Get some delicious pastry treats created by UAA culinary students. The menu will be dependent on what students are learning. Coffee will also be available. Updates are available at Lucy’s Restaurant Facebook page.

When: Sept. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: In front of Lucy Cuddy Hall

Cost: Prices for pastries vary and ordering online starts at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10. Only credit cards are accepted for purchase. Parking is free for the semester.

S.O.S. Successful Online Seawolves

What: Students can get tips and advice on how to stay afloat during this semester which may seem overwhelming.

When: Sept. 9, 1-2 p.m.

Where: The event will be online and students can sign up using an online form.

Cost: Free

UA Board of Regents Meeting

What: The University of Alaska Board of Regents will congregate to talk about many issues.

When: Sept. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 11 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  There will be two different meetings.

Where: This will be an online event. The meeting can be livestreamed at or can be listened to online at 1-866-832-7806 / PIN: 8475100. If the toll-free line is busy, please call 1-330-595-1371. Agenda material is available via BoardDocs.

For inquiries about the event please contact Brandi, the executive officer of The Board of Regents, at (907) 450-8010 or [email protected]

Cost: Free

Events Around Town:

Anchorage Video Speed Dating: Filter Off

What: Dating can be difficult while socially distancing. This virtual dating works by first downloading the Anchorage Speed Dating app which will match dates with other daters. Then, daters will be asked to go to specific speed dating sessions and set you up on three, 90-second dates.

When: Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Alaska Botanical Gardens

What: Enjoy the flora and fauna of Alaska by taking a guided tour or perusing by oneself leisurely.

When: Winter hours apply from August 25, 2020-May 16, 2021. Hours of operation are Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, one block south of Tudor Rd. Parking is available in the lot shared with the Benny Benson School.

Cost: Entry is free. A donation is optional

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

What: The conservation center has a variety of animals such as lynx, ox and bears that are rescued and rehabilitated. Guests can tour the facilities and see the animals by foot or by driving through the center.

Where: Mile 79 Seward Hwy, Portage AK, 99587-0949. For additional questions call (907) 783-0058 or email [email protected] A calendar of tours and events can be found online.

Cost: Prices for admission and tours vary. Click on the calendar to see specific prices and events.