Explore Southeast Weekend!
More than two dozen admitted first-time freshmen from Alaska and the lower 48 were invited to the Juneau campus for the first ever Explore Southeast event, April 1-2. Campus Life partnered with Admissions and Recruitment for the program aimed at traditional college age students, including UA Scholars and Alaska Performance Scholarship recipients. The weekend employed best practices for orientation and recruitment with the goal of giving prospective students the ultimate Juneau campus experience. New students had the opportunity to experience UAS and begin building friendships with current students before starting school in the fall. Attendees joined a campus tour, attended faculty lectures, and toured the Anderson Building biology labs. They also visited the UAS Tech Center and the new Sealaska Heritage building downtown. Prospective incoming students stayed at the John Pugh Residence Hall, attended Campus Life activities such as a Quidditch match and hiked to Nugget Falls near the Mendenhall Glacier. Travel was provided by airline miles accrued by staff and faculty travel.