Student Life and Leadership develops programs and activities across campus. Besides
the events advertised on the Engage website, the events highlighted here are supported in large part by Student Activities fees.
Learn more about specific fees and what they support on the Student Costs page.
UAA Campus Kickoff welcomes new and returning UAA students to celebrate the beginning
of another academic year. Campus Kickoff is an excellent opportunity for students
to connect with the UAA campus community. Over 150 student clubs, UAA Departments,
and Anchorage businesses host booths during the festival. Come to Campus Kickoff for
an all-around fun UAA social experience.
The Den is located on the first floor of the Student Union. This area is provided
as a student lounge from Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 5PM. A variety of free beverages and healthy snacks are provided in the morning
(10AM to 11AM) and in the afternoon (2PM to 3PM) during the fall and spring semesters.
Students can hang out, study, relax, play games (provided!), have snacks, visit with
friends and make some new ones.
Guide to Living Off Campus
UAA Student Activities and Commuter Programs desires to provide the campus community
with information and resources regarding off campus living that foster a sense of
belonging and to ensure that students are able to find living arrangements in local
The annual Homecoming week is a celebration of school spirit and tradition. Each year
students look forward to a week long club competition, exciting sporting events, and
the Homecoming Dance. If you are interested in assisting with the planning for Homecoming
week, you can join the Traditions Committee.
Bartlett Lecture Series
E.L. Bartlett was one of the first two Alaska Senators sent to Washington D.C. following
statehood. He served from 1958 to 1968. The Bartlett Lecture Series was designed to
promote a clearer vision of individual freedom and of the public good. Individuals
of national and world renown present lectures on topics of national and international
importance, helping to put problems of Alaska and its people into the context of broad
philosophic and cultural as well as social and economic issues.