Situated in the heart of Alaska's biggest city, UAA is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by ponds, lakes and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail and transportation system.
UAA is comprised of six teaching units at the Anchorage campus — the colleges of Education, Health & Social Welfare, Arts & Sciences, Business & Public Policy; the Community & Technical College; and the School of Engineering.
Organized research units at UAA complement the academic programs and reflect the special character of the University's mission in Alaska. Research units include the Alaska Center for International Business, the American Russian Center, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the Center of Alcohol and Addiction Studies, the Center for Economic Education, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Center for Human Development, the Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Justice Center.
UAA operates on a semester system. Fifteen semester credits are a normal class load and a mini¬mum of 120 credits are required to complete a bachelor's degree.
Named in honor of former Anchorage mayor George Sullivan, the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team played its first-ever game in the arena March 11, 1983, when it dropped a 4-3 decision to the U.S. National Team. The 1983-84 campaign marked UAA's first full season of play at Sullivan Arena.
The Seawolves recorded their first win at the Sully on Nov. 8, 1983, defeating Michigan-Dearborn 2-1. In its 25-year history at the arena, UAA has won nearly 60 percent of its home contests. The largest crowd ever to watch the Seawolves at Sullivan occurred on Dec. 22, 1992, when 6,478 filled the arena to watch UAA defeat British Columbia.
UAA's locker room at the Sullivan Arena went through a major renovation prior to the 2002-03 season. In addition to a major expansion of the locker room, oak locker stalls, carpeting and a coaches' locker area were added.