Winterfest is here — FREE T-shirts, cash prizes and ski discounts!

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Please join us for this year's Winterfest, done in concert with Student Activities and Commuter Programs and the UAA Alumni Association. Check out the free t-shirts, $100 cash prizes, fun activities and great discounts Seawolves can participate in!

More information for the events, as well as sign-ups, can be found at:

Person wearing UAA Star Wars shirt while giving a thumbs up

Win a free UAA Star Wars shirt just by participating in one of the following events:

  • Lunch Time Trivia
  • Mitten Making Competition
  • Star Wars Cosplay Competition
  • Your Star Wars Story Competition
  • Star Wars Food Art Competition


Skiers skinnng uphill with text overlay reading, "Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival"
BANFF Mountain Film Festival
All February Long
Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel! Check out the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour with UAA at!


UAA ANSEP Building

Video Montage - Nine in the Spine
Monday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.
Kick off the celebration with a live watch party reflecting on past Winterfests and Nine in the Spines. Engage by liking, commenting and sharing to be entered to win prize drawings for Seawolf swag bags, Kaladi Brothers coffee and other sponsor giveaways.

At 10 am AKST, we will be sharing a funny and informative video starring Spirit, everyone's favorite mascot, about how Winterfest looks this year. Be sure to like, comment and share the video to enter the giveaway!


UAA Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz
Conversations with Chancellor Schultz
Tuesday, Feb. 23, noon
Join UAA Interim Chancellor Bruce Schultz for a lunchtime conversation about the current state of the university and the many exciting initiatives and developments on the horizon. Join Zoom meeting.


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This is the Way to Winterfest Trivia!
Thursday, Feb. 25, noon
Test your knowledge on pop culture and UAA history in a Jeopardy-style online trivia game. Up to 10 teams can battle it out for Seawolf swag bags and other giveaways. Sponsored by Coca-Cola and the Odom Corporation! Sign up to play trivia.


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UAA at Hilltop Ski Area
Saturday, Feb. 27, all day
Get day-long ski tickets for only $5, and get additional student discounts on rentals. Go to to sign up and get more information while tickets last!


Blue mittens with snowflake pattern and white cuffs
Mitten Making
Monday, Feb. 22—Saturday, Feb. 27
Join the Hugh McPeck Gallery in a Mitten Making Contest! Have a pair of mittens you've already made? Show them off!


UAA's mascot, Spirit, cosplaying as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars
Star Wars Cosplay Competition
Monday, Feb. 22–Saturday, Feb. 27
Sign up:
In a galaxy far far away, we've all wanted to be a part of the Star Wars universe. Join us for a cosplay competition and share your cosplay of your favorite Star Wars character. Whether it be Luke Skywalker, a stormtrooper or even your pet as an Ewok, show off your love of Star Wars through cosplay!


Gold text on galactic background: Winterfest 2021, Your Star Wars Story
Your Star Wars Story
Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 24
Share your story:
Everyone has a story or a tradition attached with their all time favorite Star Wars movie series. Whether it is your family dressing up as a beloved character from Star Wars, or about the first time you watched your favorite Star Wars film, come share with us your Star Wars story! GRAND PRIZE: $100


Darth Vader baking cookies in the kitchen

Star Wars Food Art Competition
Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 24
Sign up:
Pancakes, pasta and pizza — oh my! Join us for a Star Wars Food Art competition! Whether you decorate a cookie like a wookie, craft a porg sandwich, or make a death star pizza, we want to see your best Star Wars food art! Good luck, and let the best Darth Baker win!

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