Campus Kick-Off Information for Students

Information for Students (New and Returning)

  • When is Campus Kick-Off?
    It usually falls on the Saturday before classes start for the Fall semester at UAA.
  • Where is Campus Kick-Off?
    It is usually centralized around The Cuddy Quad area.  This is located in the heart of west campus, adjacent to the Wendy Williamson Auditorium (WWA) and Rasmuson Hall (RH). Please see the UAA map for more details.
  • What time does Campus Kick-Off start?

    It can vary year-to-year depending on the amount of booths, performers, and other events specially planned for a specific year.  We try to keep the Festival, Comedy Show, Dance Party, and College Night at Fred Meyers every year.  The last event, College Night at Fred Meyers ends around 2:00am!

  • Who can go to Campus Kick-Off?

    It is open to all UAA students, staff, faculty, friends, and family.

  • How do I get to Campus Kick-Off? Is there transportation provided?

    Shuttles are available during Campus Kick-Off. Campus Kick-Off shuttles to/from Commons and Rasmuson Hall are from 4:00 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. (for movie goers)
    Fred Meyer Night to/from Commons to Fred Meyer's on Northern Lights are from 11:45 pm. through 2:30 a.m.
    **Times may vary slightly from year-to year, please check the shuttle website for more up-to-date information:

  • Do I need to register to attend Campus Kick-Off?

    NO - to attend Campus Kick-Off you do not need to register. Only booths are required to register.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is event open to all UAA students, staff, faculty, friends, and family.  Great food options available from local food trucks (cost for food, please bring money). If you are a student enrolled in 6 credits or more, your Wolfcard will have $7.50 for this event only, to purchase at one of the foodtruck options. If you do not have a wolfcard please go to the Wolfcard Office in the University Center located in Cashiering. The Wolfcard Office will also be at the event, printing out Wolfcards for new students! 

Campus Kick-Off Events

  • What is the Campus Kick-Off Festival?
    The Cuddy Quad is filled with booths sponsored by UAA student clubs and organizations, departments, and community businesses.  Booths will be giving out information, swag and even prizes! The Campus Kick-Off festival features live music, roving acts, and food trucks! Please be sure to take time to sit and eat some great food from local food trucks (cost for food, bring money) and enjoy the music!  The Festival has great energy and is a great way to meet new people!
  • What is the Comedy Show?
    Campus Kick-off committee ensures every year that there is a comedy act for Campus Kick-Off's Comedy Show. It is located in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, which can hold up to 900 people.  The acts vary each year and are chosen by the Campus Kick-Off Entertainment Committee. 
  • What is the Dance Party?

    This year at the 2018 Campus Kickoff Festival, there will be a Dance Party for students! This is after the festival and booth's breakdown. This replaces the outdoor movie we had previous years. There will be a local DJ providing the music! After this dance party, students are welcome to head over to College Night at Fred Meyers on Northern Lights. 

  • What/Where is College Night at Fred Meyer?
    College Night at the Fred Meyer on 1000 East Northern Lights Blvd from 11:59 p.m. to 2 a.m.  This is a chance for students to stock up on their supplies and other wares at Fred Meyer, good deals for students at this event.  Shuttles are also provided.  

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