5th/6th Grade - I'm Going to College
UAA, UAF, and UAS all sponsor "I'm Going to College" events in partnership with NELA and ACPE. This is a full-day event, in which 5th- and 6th- graders from local schools are brought to campus to experience a day in college. Prior to the event, the students work through an activity book in which they explore different types of colleges, financial aid, and careers. During the event, the children get to experience a class with UA faculty, in such diverse areas as Engineering, Journalism, Music, Geology, Art, or Chemistry. They receive a backpack stuffed with a college jumpstart kit – dictionary, pen, T-shirt, and more. The children leave campus with a certificate congratulating them on completing the program.