UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

Community Opportunities

Welcome community partners and all 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. 

  • View Community Engaged Faculty Scholar profiles to learn about our engaged faculty, their projects and interest areas, and opportunities to connect.
  • Browse through our website for ideas and information about our faculty, academic courses and current projects. Follow our social media channels to stay connected on upcoming events and announcements.
  • Contact us if you have questions or comments.or need assistance in connecting with UAA.

Please continue to visit our website and other websites across the university, as UAA is large and diverse. Our many Colleges and Centers connect with the community in myriad ways for research and service.

Upcoming special events:

Think Tanks

Think Tanks
These interactive sessions feature a different non profit agency each session presenting a challenge or issue, and those attending brainstorm solutions for the organization. Check the homepage or our Facebook page for upcoming events.
Typically held 3 times per semester, the first Thursday of the month.

Urban in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA Conference
Annual conference scheduled in the fall each year, typically late October.  This conference brings together students, faculty, and community members in a day of community engagement around social issues.

Civic Engagement Certificate

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.  Graduates earn their Certificate along with a variety of majors including Social Work, Environment & Society, Early Childhood Education, Sociology, and Psychology.

Philanthropy class photo

Students in CEL A392 Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving award grants to local community organizations

UAA Faculty

Faculty are currently engaged in community projects and partnerships through research or service:

Spotlight on a Community Partner:

Logo AKLSARISE (Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence) is a collaborative impact project dedicated to ensuring that, “From cradle to community, every Alaska Native child leads a healthy and empowered life with access to unlimited opportunities.” One goal of ARISE is that indigenous children be empowered to know who they are, their heritage and culture, and their role in the community.  

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