Student Recreation and Social Opportunities

Athletic Teams

AVTEC sponsors various sports teams that play in seasonal leagues and special tournaments sponsored by the City of Seward or Seward Sports Association. Participating students will be responsible for some participation fees. For information about sports and leagues, students should visit the Recreation Specialist office across from the gymnasium.


It is recommended that students register bicycles with the Residence Life office. See a Residence Life team member for more information.  Residents may store their bikes inside their Residence Hall rooms or Family Student Housing Apartments but are responsible for cleanup and any resulting damage.

Interest Groups

Offerings change year to year based on student interest. Wellness, rocketry, crafts, knitting, photography and a variety of other interests have had organized clubs in the past. For more information about student groups and resources, please contact a staff member of Residence Life or Student Services.

Public and Dependent Use of Recreation Facilities

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

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

Recreational Activities

The AVTEC Student Services Center has a full-size gymnasium, racquetball court, climbing wall, auditorium, fitness center, sauna, crafts room, computer lab study areas and a snack bar that provide students with a variety of recreation options on campus. AVTEC students have access to the Seward High School pool, at no cost to the student, once per week for swimming. Social events such as campfires, intramural sports, field trips, and cultural activities occur throughout the year.

Student lounges are available in Willard E. Dunham Residence Hall and the Student Service Center. In these lounges, students will find pool tables, table tennis, foosball, video games and cable television available 24 hours a day for on-campus residents and during visiting hours for off-campus students.

A variety of board games and sports equipment, musical instruments, camping gear, and outdoor recreation supplies are available for students to check out from the Recreation 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, including ceramics, beading, painting, knitting/crocheting and traditional arts and crafts are available for students.

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