General Information

Accident, Injury and Illness

Report any accident that occurs on campus, regardless of location or injury. In an emergency, call 911 to reach the police, fire department or ambulance.

Students are encouraged to notify their medical insurance provider within 48 hours of any personal accident or injury. They should complete a Student Accident Report, available from most training staff and in the Residence Life office, within 72 hours of the accident or as soon as possible. Staff can assist the student with its completion. Submit the completed form to the Human Resource staff in the First Lake building at 809 Second Avenue.

First aid supplies are available in every campus building.  AVTEC does not have an onsite clinic nor provide health care services. Resources available in the greater Seward community:

  • Seward Community Health Center 417 First Avenue, 907-224-2273
  • Glacier Family Medicine Clinic 11724 Seward Highway, 907-224-8733
  • North Star Clinic (Chugachmiut/Indian Health Service) 201 Third Avenue, 907-224-3490
  • Providence Emergency Services 417 First Avenue, 907-224-5205 (Open 24 Hours)

Students are required to take appropriate action to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses (COVID 19, flu, cold, etc.). Students diagnosed with a contagious illness, or with symptoms of one must remain out of training and public campus areas until they are cleared by a medical professional, or no longer experiencing symptoms.

Students living in the AVTEC housing who feel ill should notify the Residence Life office immediately.

Residence Life staff will help students access healthcare resources in the community and bring meals to the student's room during periods of illness.

Cafeteria Meals and Schedule

Students living in the Fourth Avenue or Willard E Dunham residence halls purchased meals as part of the room and board fees.  Students must bring and use their AVTEC issued ID card to secure and account for meal services.

Students living in AVTEC family apartments or off-campus can purchase meal tickets at the Business Office in the First Lake Building.  Meal tickets cannot be purchased in the cafeteria or Residence Life office.

Meal Schedule





7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.



9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



NOTE: When no classes are held yet, but students are on campus, the weekend meal schedule applies.





Law Enforcement

There are no onsite security forces at AVTEC. Seward's police forces cover the AVTEC Campus.  All crimes at AVTEC, observed or discovered, will be reported to the Seward Police.  If a student would like to confidentially report a crime, they can do so by contacting an AVTEC Counselor.

Students are encouraged when they see something, to say something and notify AVTEC staff or contact the police with information about a crime or criminal activity.  Call 911 to reach the police. For a non-emergency, contact the Seward Police Department at (907) 224-3338.

Emergency Notice, Response and Shelter

AVTEC's Student Services Center is a designated community evacuation shelter, and in an emergency, students should go there where officials will provide further instruction.

In the event of an emergency, students will be notified with specific instructions and are expected to follow them. Instructions are for your safety and the safety of others.

Financial Aid Contact

The Financial Aid Office is located at the business office inside the First Lake Building. The Financial Aid Officer, Jennifer Tennyson, can be reached at or 907-224-6156.

Grocery Store Runs/Transportation

Transportation to the grocery store is available every day at 7:00 p.m. and also at noon on weekends. Please meet at the Residence Life office five minutes before departure if you want a ride to the store. The Residence Life attendant may also provide transportation to other stores or appointments in Seward when time allows and with 24 hours' notice.  Hours subject to change. Please check with the Residence Life office for updates.

Mail and Parcel Delivery

Post Office Box

Students who would like to have mail delivery must do so by securing a PO Box at the US Postal Service Office, located at 507 Madison Street. 

The documentation required to set up a post office box for dormitory residents is two forms of ID and an AVTEC proof of residence card, available from the Residence Life office.

For students living off-campus, the documentation required is a copy of their rental agreement or a utility bill with the physical address.

Parcel Deliveries (UPS, FedEx, etc.)

Students that reside on campus can have parcels addressed to the student delivered to the Residence Life office at 516 3rd Avenue, Seward, AK 99664. Students should inform Residence Life when they are expecting a package, and the student will be notified when it arrives.

Personal Vehicles

AVTEC assumes no liability for damage to personal vehicles by other individuals or due to conditions caused by snow, ice, or snow removal.

Students who bring a personal vehicle to AVTEC must register the vehicle and obtain a parking permit (at no cost) from the Residence Life Office in Willard E. Dunham Residence Hall. The permits must be displayed in the lower left of the driver's side windshield.

Only one vehicle per student is permitted in campus parking lots.


Students may park in any unrestricted AVTEC parking area. Vehicles that are not in compliance may receive a parking violation that could result in the loss of parking privileges or the vehicle towed at the owner's expense.

Students may leave vehicles parked on campus during normal school breaks with prior notice and approval from the Residence Life Department Head.

Students may not leave their vehicles on campus during the summer break between school years.

Vehicle maintenance may not be performed on campus in any parking lot or training area unless prior approval is given, in writing, from the Department Head responsible for that area of campus. Failure to adhere to this requirement will be grounds for discipline and dismissal, as is warranted.

Safety and Security

Security cameras monitor the residence halls (Willard E. Dunham Residence Hall and the Fourth Avenue Residence Hall) and Student Service Center (SSC). The alley entrance doors of the residence halls on Third and Fourth Avenues are unlocked at all times. The doors to the SSC are only unlocked during business hours and only when in active use. Most other doors in resident buildings are locked at all times for security purposes, and some have alarms. Do not exit an alarmed door except in an emergency.

Safety is the priority at AVTEC. If students notice anything that looks or feels unsafe in or around campus facilities, please notify an AVTEC staff member immediately. In the event of a medical emergency, fire, or need for police, call 911.

Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco and Vaping

Smoking, smokeless tobacco, and vaping are only allowed in designated smoking areas on all AVTEC campuses. Smokers are expected to dispose of their tobacco products properly.

Smokeless tobacco (vaping is not considered smokeless) is allowed indoors in your residence hall room and the designated smoking area, but not in any public space. Campus smoking rules are strictly enforced.

Student Employment

Limited part-time positions at AVTEC are available to students. Please inquire about student work opportunities with AVTEC's Student Services or Residence Life staff.

Student ID

Students enrolled at AVTEC receive a picture ID valid for the length of their training program. The student ID is used for meals and other student activities. If an ID is lost or stolen, it is reissued at the expense of the student.  If there are changes to status in a program or a housing status change, a new ID will be issued free of charge.

Student Transportation Services

Transportation is typically provided for students between the Residence Life Campus and Applied Tech training facilities on a set schedule before and after the training day and for lunch, Monday through Friday, during the school year. Transportation between Residence Life Campus and the First Lake building is seasonal, dependent on weather.

Bus schedules are posted in the Residence Halls, cafeteria, and training areas. Students should be ready to board at the specific location bus five minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Dependents of AVTEC students can ride in State vehicles, and must wear seat belts or use approved child restraint systems at all times as required by law, and follow the staff's instructions at all times.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet is available in and around all AVTEC campus buildings. Computers with internet access are available for student use in the library.

For access, wireless devices must be registered on the network. See a Residence Life attendant for information about how to access the network.

There are limitations to student internet use of the network due to State rules for the use of its networks. Students that want unhindered access may contract with local providers for service in their residence hall room. See the Internet Use Policy or speak with Residence Life staff for more information.