2015 Campus Kick-Off Information

Saturday, August 22, 2015
5:00pm - 2:00am (August 23)
Free for Everyone

UAA Campus Kick-Off welcomes new and returning students to campus to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. Campus Kick-Off facilitates students' connection with each other and the UAA community through festive and interactive entertainment, information, and social experience.

Important Deadlines

  • Friday, August 7 for GOLD Booth Sponsors 5pm
  • Friday, August 7 for GREEN/BASIC Booth Sponsors 5pm
  • Friday, August 7 for all Special Requests 5pm

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Kick-Off 2015

3:00pm | Check-in for booths begins

4:30pm | Shuttles begin

Campus Kick-Off after Convocation in the Wendy Williamson to/from Gorsuch Commons (Res. Life) to Rasmuson Hall. 4:30pm - Booths set up and ready to go!

5:00pm | Campus Kick-Off Festival begins

Enjoy live music, get your butt sketched, and roam the Cuddy Quad connecting with old friends and making some new ones! There will be booths from UAA Clubs and Departments as well as booths from local businesses like Bosco's and Kaladi Brothers! This is the best place to get a feel for the community of UAA and become a part of something awesome! The Festival has great energy and is a great way to meet new people!

 ASL Interpreters
A.S.L. Interpreters provided

5:00pm | Live performance DJ Pleas on main stage


5:00 - 6:00pm | Judging for Booth Competition

Booth Competition | Kick-Off

There will be prizes for the following categories:
UAA Student Clubs/Organizations - Best Overall and Honorable Mention
UAA Departments - Best Overall and Honorable Mention
Community/Business Organization - Best Overall and Honorable Mention

7:30pm | Festival Ends

7:30pm Live Comedy Show | Comedian TJ Miller

TJ MILLER | Comedian
Adult content
Wendy Williamson Auditorium after the Campus Kick-Off Festival.

This show is open to UAA students, staff, faculty only and, if space allows, one guest. Must have valid UAA ID and be taking 3 or more credits on the Anchorage campus. Presented by UAA Concert Board.  For Mature Audiences only.

9:30pm, Walk-In Movie begins

Avengers | Age of Ultron

This year's Campus Kick-Off Walk-in Movie | Avengers Age of Ultron

Student Activities will provide free hot dogs and drinks while you chill on the lawn outside of the Rasmuson Hall!

Shuttles begin 11:45pm for Fred Meyer Night to/from Commons

11:59pm, College Night at Fred Meyer

FredMeyers Night | Kick Off

Open from 11:59pm to 2am just for UAA students, the Northern Lights Fred Meyer will have huge sales, prizes, and free food to get you ready for your semester.  There will be shuttles provided to and from UAA's campus and Residence Halls.

Last shuttle ending at 2:30am from Fred Meyer back to Commons (Res. Life)