Unlock money toward any UAA fund with Giving Day challenges

by Green & Gold News  |   

It’s time for another 49 Hours for Alaska!

Join us for UAA Giving Day 2023, kicking off 49 hours of celebration on Feb. 22! Every donation gets UAA closer to releasing extra money for students. Unlock even more money toward a UAA fund of your choice by participating in our social media challenges. By sharing your entry and using the hashtag #49HoursforAlaska, you could  unlock between $500 and $1,000 toward a UAA fund of your choice. (See below for all contest rules.)

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Eat like a Seawolf

Share a photo of your UAA or UAA community campus-themed food and tell us how UAA inspired it! The meal can be your own creation or from a local restaurant.

Seawolf pup — or any pet

Post a picture of your pet dressed to celebrate UAA or your UAA community campus.

Seawolf throwback photo

Post your best throwback photo from your days attending UAA or one of the community campuses.

Your UAA amazing professor

Share how a UAA faculty or staff member made a positive impact in your life.

Seawolf school spirit

Share your best green and gold outfit and what  makes you proud to be a Seawolf! This includes community campuses. Show us your school colors and what about your community campus makes you proud!

Vote with your donation: Anchorage Campus Funds!

Go to givingday.alaska.edu/uaa and donate to the Anchorage campus.

Vote with your donation: Community Campus Funds!

Go to givingday.alaska.edu/uaa and donate to your community campus.

Challenge rules and guidelines

How to enter:

  • Make posts public. If your account is private, we will not be able to see your post.
  • Include the hashtag #49HoursForAlaska. 
  • Tag uaanchorage on Facebook and Twitter or uaaphotos on Instagram.
  • Include the title of your social media challenge in the text of your post (e.g., Eat like a Seawolf).
  • Include link to Giving Day webpage: givingday.alaska.edu/UAA
    • Champions, you can use your custom referral link.
  • Tag your college, community campus, student organization or UAA program to share the love (optional).


  • Original challenge post cannot be posted by an official UAA account or UAA student organization account.
  • Multiple submissions per account are allowed.
  • Must follow entry guidelines for chosen category.
  • Contest opens Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Contest ends Thursday, Feb 23, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Winners are determined by most reactions and comments on a post (although shares don't count toward the total, don't forget they're a good way to increase engagement). In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random.
  • Winners will be contacted via social media and will have one day to choose which UA fund they want to designate their prize of $500 or $1,000 toward.

Questions? Contact UAA’s Annual Giving Officer at makomar@alaska.edu.

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