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Oct. 4-6, 2013: On-Campus Living program highlights

by Michelle Saport  |   

Breast Cancer Awareness Friday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m. (start) West Hall, Lobby

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take steps to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Join us for this informative program.

Free (Root) Beer Friday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. North Hall, First Floor Lounge

There's beer and then there's root beer. Did you know the custom of brewing root beer goes back to the 18th century? Farm owners used to brew their own for family get-togethers and other social events. Free root beer for all attendees.

Saturday Socials: Ticket To Ride Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m. (start) West Hall, Third Floor Lounge

Eat, Drink and Be Merry Saturday, Oct. 5, 5 p.m. (start) North Hall, First Floor Lounge

There are many different ways to celebrate, but it's important to be responsible about it. Join us to learn more about alcohol awareness and enjoy free treats.

Vegan Food Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m. (start) West Hall, Lobby

What is a vegan? Vegan Society co-founder Donald Watson coined the word in 1944, forming it by removing half the letters from vegetarian. There are all sorts of vegan foods available here in Anchorage and you can make your own. Learn more and sample tasty vegan treats.

MAP-Works Sunday Sunday, Oct. 6, Noon (start) MAC Shack

MAP-Works is a success program for freshmen and sophomore students. By taking just two surveys per semester, MAP-Works can help connect you to useful campus resources and enter you into the running for dozens of great prizes, including iPad Minis, MAP-Works gear and more. (Fall 2013 Survey Launch Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 6 and Nov. 10-24.)

MAP-Works can:

  • Improve your ability to academically succeed in college.
  • Increase your chances of successfully graduating.
  • Introduce you to fellow students, faculty and staff who can help you transition to college life.
  • Connect you with awesome campus resources to boost your involvement.

Getting Out in Girdwood Sunday, Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m. (start) Meet at Gorsuch Commons

Midterms are almost here... How are you handling the pressure? Get out, go for a light hike with some of your neighbors and come back centered and ready to go! Open to the first 10 UAA residential students to arrive.

Sunday Study Sessions Sunday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. (start) North Hall, Third Floor Lounge

Although some people study exclusively in libraries, cognitive scientists suggest alternating study locations is a more effective way to retain information. According to The New York Times, memory is affected by location and changing where you study will increase the likelihood of remembering what you've learned. Luckily, UAA's On-Campus Living community has your back, with study sessions offered in a variety of locations, like this week's event in North Hall.

Whether students are returning to campus or living away from home for the first time, the staffers of University Housing, Dining and Conference Services (Housing) and the Department of Residence Life (Residence Life) are here to help, working together to create an individualized experience for our residents. We provide residential students with the on-campus advantage, allowing them to truly connect to fellow students, classes, campus resources, organizations and activities. Learn more by visiting the On-Campus Living website and Facebook page.

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