Welcome, community partners, and to anyone interested in what UAA is doing in the community.  

We invite you to engage with us and to find ways to connect with faculty and students to meet your needs in the community. 

  • Browse through our website for ideas and information about our faculty, academic courses and current projects.

Please continue to visit our ENGAGE Social Issues website and other websites across the university, as we are large and diverse and our many Colleges and Centers connect with the community in myriad ways for research and service.


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Fall semester starts August 26.

Classes Start
August 26
Fall Finals
Dec 9-14
Winter Break
Dec 25-Jan 5

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About upcoming special events and students in the community?

ENGAGE Week is November 4-10

UAA's 3rd Annual ENGAGE Week: Urban in Alaska will be held in November and will feature dialogues, panels, workshops, and outdoor events that highlight the strengths and challenges of the "Urban in Alaska."

Fall Community-Engaged Courses: Students in the Community

Several academic courses this Fall will have students working in the community with a neighborhood focus.  Students are serving at organizations in Fairview, Mountain View, and the Eastside neighborhoods.  Our ENGAGE Social Issues program coordinates campus to community connections for courses like CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement and more.

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That students can earn a Civic Engagement Certificate that involves them as active citizens? 

Our students are introduced to Civic Engagement and are then involved in internships that place them in a variety of not-for profit or governmental agencies.  Our most recent graduate, Suzanne Schafer, earned her Certificate along with a B.A. in Environment & Society. 

Judy with internship CEL 395 students

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UAA faculty are engaged in community projects and partnerships through research or service.
Brain Bee 2013 photo for webCaroline Wilson, UAA Biological Sciences instructor, is engaging her BIOL 490 students with local high schools and the creation of the first Brain Bee competition in Alaska.

The 2nd Annual UAA Brain Bee was held Saturday, February 16, 2013, and the winner attended the National Brain Bee to compete. As the community engagement component of Biology 490: Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology, UAA students visited Anchorage School District high schools to engage high schoolers in the subject of neuroscience, and also to encourage and prepare them to participate in the Brain Bee. The culminating event was a “brain facts” competition.

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Spotlight on a Community Partner:
Local organization New Hope on the Last Frontier is a faith-based organization with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty in downtown Anchorage. They provide life skills classes, recovery services, as well as food distribution to over 350 families in need each week.

Learn more at www.newhopeak.org.