by Michelle Saport |
UAA Homecoming, happening Oct. 7-11, features a variety of fun-filled activities designed to unite the campus and grow university pride. This year's Homecoming will have something for everyone. Events include:
Homecoming Spirit Competition
All recognized student organizations, clubs, residence halls, and sports teams are encouraged to participate in this year's Homecoming Spirit Competition. Participants can win up to $800 in cash prizes for your organization accounts. Learn more and sign up at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp.
Homecoming Office Decoration
Staff and faculty, sign up your department to compete the UAA Office Decoration Competition. This year's Homecoming theme is "INTO THE FUTURE," so turn your office into a portal into the next millennium! Gather your creative team to plan ideas because decorating will begin on Monday, Sept. 30 and close on Friday, Oct. 4. Judging will begin the following Monday, Oct. 7. Sign up your office today! View the Facebook event for more details.
Homecoming Canned Food Drive Oct. 7-10 | Student Union Den
The Daily Den will be accepting canned food donations throughout the week of Homecoming. These canned food items will be donated to the Daily Den & UAA's Emergency Food Cache. Individuals may drop off donations from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Den. Check out the Homecoming Spirit Manual for more information about the Homecoming Canned Food Drive at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp!
Student groups can also receive Spirit Points for donations - 1 point for every 5 items donated!
Homecoming Photo Scavenger Hunt Oct. 4, 9 a.m. through Oct. 10, 5 p.m.
Join your friends for the third annual Homecoming Photo Scavenger Hunt. Try to fulfill strange and wacky requirements like "canoe on dry land" or "sunbathe at midnight." The Photo Scavenger Hunt is designed so that anyone and everyone can have a good time. No matter who you are, you'll find something on the list that makes you smile. You may even find some stuff that horrifies you! All in all though, this should be a fun activity for all involved. Find out more information at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcman, and sign up as a Homecoming Spirit Team or with your friends at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp.
Shopping Cart Parade Parade decoration begins Friday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. and continues until the Parade. Parade begins Thursday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. in the Student Union
A time-honored tradition, UAA's Shopping Cart Parade has showcased carts built like anything from airplanes, board games, and tanks. Come check out these paragons of creativity and innovation created by students and staff alike!
Are you interested in creating a shopping cart parade float? UAA departments may sign up and get more information about rules and logistics at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcman. Student groups can also participate to receive Spirit Points for the week-long Homecoming Spirit Competition, or just sign up for fun! Decoration will begin Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. and be available until Oct. 10 when the parade begins!
UAA Esports Lounge Official Opening & Ribbon-Cutting Oct. 7 | 10:30 a.m. | UAA Esports Lounge (Student Union)
Join Student Life and Leadership, the Esports Club and Chancellor Sandeen for the official opening and ribbon-cutting of the UAA Esports Lounge located in the Student Union. The UAA Esports Lounge is an on-campus facility that hosts gaming PCs, a variety of consoles, and space for tabletop gaming. The lounge is open for students and community members to practice, compete, and play recreationally.
Minute To Win It Gameshow Oct. 7 | 7 p.m. | Student Union Den
Check out the Minute To Win It Gameshow. Play a series of minute long games with friends for the chance to win big. All students are welcome to participate. Participating student groups in the Spirit Competition can also receive Spirit Points for winning the competition. Sign up to play at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp.
Canoe Battleship Oct. 8 | 2:30 p.m. | Seawolf Sports Complex Pool
Canoe Battleship is one of many mini competitions put on by the University of Alaska in correspondence with Homecoming Week. Student organizations will form teams of a minimum of three, meet at the indoor pool in Seawolf Sports Complex, and play "battleship" by trying to sink competitors canoes using buckets and shields. Get more information about this event and more Homecoming events by visiting tinyurl.com/2019uaahcman. Sign up to play at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp.
NERDOLOGY Trivia Night Oct. 9 | 7 p.m. | Student Union Den
Think you know a lot about a lot? Are you the one who always has the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then put a team together and compete in the infectiously fun game show, Nerdology! This program is an interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mixture of awesome games with fun audience interactions and nerdtastic trivia. Play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge! Sign up with your Homecoming Spirit Team or a team of friends at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp for tons of cool prizes!
A Cappella Festivella Oct. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Wendy Williamson Auditorium
UAA Concert Board is proud to announce the 26th A Cappella Festivella. A fun-filled night of music made only by the human voice. This year's show features all local performers including UAA Glee Club and Pipeline Vocal Project. The show is suitable for the whole family. Tickets are available at UAATix.com or the Student Union Info Desk.
Homecoming Dance Oct. 11 | 9 p.m. | Dena'ina Center
USUAA will be hosting their annual Homecoming Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage. It will be a fun evening of dancing and more! Homecoming Royalty will be crowned at the dance, and the Homecoming Spirit Competition winners will be presented with their $500 check at this time. Student IDs are required for UAA students and guests need a valid state ID. Visit UAATix.com for more information!