Welcome Wagon

2018 has been completed!

2019 Dates TBD

Optional opportunity for NEW teachers!

Need help getting ready to move to your new village?

BSSD's Welcome Wagon can help you with your moving needs while you travel through Anchorage by:

Providing transportation

Helping with shopping and shipping

Assisting with logistics (DMV, Bank Accounts, Cell Phones, etc...)

And more!

With help from experienced BSSD staff members Sandra King and Brian Walston (Saint Michael)

If interested, let HR know when you are arriving in Anchorage during the window of time, and we can pick you up at the airport

UAA Dorms will be available for discounted lodging, Cost TBD

Important to know when passing through Anchorage

Many of our returning staff members schedule some time in Anchorage on the way back to the village to shop and mail food, paper products, and other supplies. If you are coming up in July or August, be aware, as this is when hotel rates are at their highest. Make reservations well in advance for Anchorage hotels and rental cars.

Ted Steven's International Airport

While several carriers come to Alaska, most of our staff members fly with Alaska Airlines and their travel partners to build up frequent flyer miles.

You can contact Alaska Airlines 800-426-0333 .

State of Alaska

Information on Traveling to Alaska, Alaska Maps, Alaska Photos, Alaska Facts, and Relocating to Alaska

Things to Do for the Adventurous

Shopping in Anchorage and other options

DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)

Changing residence and getting an Alaska ID and taking the test

Lodging in Anchorage

Tripadvisor, allows you to sort hotels based on rank, best value, lowest price, and distance from other locations, like the airport for example.

Air BnB, there are plenty of options in Anchorage.

Long House Bed & Breakfast - This Bed & Breakfast is run by one of our own BSSD staff members.

4504 E 6th Ave Anchorage, AK 99508


$50/night if you are with the BSSD

Map of pet boarding options.

BringFido Check here for pet friendly hotels in Anchorage.


If you choose to switch to an Alaska Bank or Credit Union here are some of the options available in Anchorage.

First National Bank

Wells Fargo Bank


Northrim Bank

Denali Federal Credit Union

Post Office

Information Phone Number: (800) 275-8777

There are several post offices throughout Anchorage. This one, located near the airport has convenient later hours:

Airport: 4141 Postmark Drive

Retail Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 11:00pm

Sat-Sun 9:00am - 11:00pm