Student Recreation and Social Opportunities

Recreational Activities

The Student Services Center has a full size gymnasium, a racquetball court, climbing wall, auditorium, fitness center, sauna, crafts room, library, study areas, and snack bar that provide students with a variety of recreational options. Organized sports are available in the Student Service Center. AVTEC students have access to the local high school pool, at no cost to the sudent, once per week for swimming. Social events such as campfires, field trips, and cultural activities occur throughout the year.

Student lounges are available in the Marathon Hall dormitory and the Student Service Center. In the lounges students will find pool tables, ping-pong, foosball, video games, and cable television available 24 hours a day for on-campus residents and during visiting hours for non-campus residents.

A variety of board games and sports equipment, musical instruments, camping gear, and outdoor recreational supplies are available for students to check out from the Recreational Specialist or Residence Life staff.

The AVTEC ceramics and crafts room is open most evenings for student use. Free supplies for a variety of crafts are available for students to use, including ceramics, beading, painting, knitting/crocheting, and traditional arts and crafts.

The Alaska SeaLife Center offers free admission to AVTEC students with a valid AVTEC ID. Free admission passes for students' visiting families are available from the Recreation office, check with the Residence Life staff for more information.

Athletic Teams

AVTEC sponsors various sports teams that play in seasonal leagues and special tournaments. Participating students will be responsible for player fees. For information about sports and leagues, students should visit the Recreation Specialist office across from the gymnasium.


AVTEC recommends that students register personal bicycles with the Residence Life office, identifying it by the serial number and an AVTEC parking sticker. Students are encouraged to use a secure lock. Bikes may be parked in any of the bicycle racks available at AVTEC's buildings. Bicycles may not be left in a location that blocks doorways or pathways on campus, or locked to trees around campus. Residents may store their bicycles in dormitory rooms or family apartments, but are responsible for any damage.

Interest Groups

Offerings change year to year based on student interest. Wellness, rocketry, crafts, knitting, photography, AA/NA/Al-Anon meetings, and a variety of other interests have had organized clubs in the past. For more information about student groups and resources, please contact the Recreation Specialist.

Public and Dependent Use of Recreation Facilities

The Seward Department of Parks and Recreation schedule some athletic activities at AVTEC for the public. Students and their dependents may participate, free of charge, in most age appropriate activity that is open to the public at the Student Services Center.

A guardian must directly supervise children under 16 at all times when at the Student Service Center. Dependents and guests under 18 are not permitted to use the lounges inside the Marathon Hall Dormitory. Students who bring guests into recreation areas are responsible for the behavior of their guests while using the facility.

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