Get off the couch: Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Graphic by Michaeline Collins.

UAA Students can attend events and happenings on campus and off. Get off the couch or stay in and enjoy activities virtually from the comfort of your home.

On-Campus Events:

Ask Me Anything! Chat with Chancellor, Cabinet and Community Campuses

What: The UAA community is invited to join Chancellor Sandeen and the Chancellor’s Cabinet for an informal chat. Hear updates about the university and get answers to any questions you have. Please send questions in advance to [email protected]

When: Oct. 1, 2-3 p.m.

Where: The meeting will be held on Zoom. Meeting ID: 960 3418 1789, Passcode: 543967. Participants are also able to dial in by location.

Cost: Free

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Handshake Help Hour

What: Handshake Help Hour is a walk-in event for students with questions about Handshake, the University of Alaska’s career management platform. Handshake is free to all students, and is a great way to connect with employers, discover job and internship opportunities and attend virtual events.

When: Oct. 2, 12-1 p.m. This is a recurring event, every other Friday.

Where: Explore the benefits of Handshake and drop-in to ask a quick question, or attend the entire session. Register for the event through Zoom and feel free to email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Cost: Free

Hispanic Heritage Month: Watch Party

What: Join other students and UAA community members for a virtual watch party to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Check the UAA Hispanic Heritage page for more information.

When: Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Bakery Cart Curbside Pick-up

What: Sweeten up your Wednesday with hand-crafted baked goods made by UAA culinary students.

When: Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Where: Order online, starting at 9:45 a.m. on the day of sale and pick-up in front of Lucy Cuddy Hall at UAA. Parking is free.

Cost: Items vary in price and the menu for the day of sale is available on Lucy’s Restaurant Facebook page.

Events Around Town:

Anchorage Design Week: Future Landscapes

What: Anchorage Design Week gathers creative minds to look to the future in improving our city and  Northern regions.

When: Oct. 2, 8 a.m.

Where: This event is a virtual event hosted by the Anchorage Museum.

Cost: Free

Gothic Tea and Chat via Zoom

What: Put on your best goth attire and have a tasty beverage with other goth enthusiasts at this virtual tea party.

When: Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: This event will be via Zoom. Meeting ID: 716 7422 8270. Passcode: Goth1

Cost: Free


What: “Cryptozoology is the study of and search for animals and especially legendary animals (such as Sasquatch) usually in order to evaluate the possibility of their existence,” according to Merriam Webster. Join the Eagle River Nature Center for a virtual chat about this fascinating subject.

When: Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.

Where: This is a virtual event hosted by the Eagle River Nature Center.

Cost: Free

Alaska Outdoors weekly evening hike; Bicentennial Park Smoke Jumper

What: “The Alaska Outdoors host easy to moderate social hikes, every Monday and Thursday, all year, throughout Anchorage. Monday hikes are designed for hiking beginners and families with children on an established wide and mostly flat trail about 3.5-4.5 miles long for one and a half hours. Thursday hikes are designed for moderate hikers,” according to Alaska Outdoors.

When: Oct. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Hiking location may change. Please check for the latest hiking location update.

Cost: Free