Current Emergency Status
Visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/emergency for current emergency status.
To Report an Emergency
University Police Department: 907-786-1120 or 61120 from phones on the Anchorage Campus
Anchorage Police Department: 911
Anchorage Fire Department: 911
Safety Information and Instructions
What do I do if a medical emergency or injury or other emergency occurs in or near my class or office?
What are my responsibilities as a faculty/staff member?
How does the University handle incidents or events such as an earthquake, blackout or weather emergency?
How do we handle snow and weather closures?
The decision to cancel any or all UAA activities is made only by the chancellor or designee. On snow days, UAA announces any potential closures by 6 a.m. for day classes and by 4 p.m. for evening classes. The Campus Response Team makes an assessment and recommendation. A detailed explanation of the snow closure procedure can be found in UAA Procedure 02:02:04 (A), available from your dean's office or in the library. The snow closure procedure is also published in the News Digest early each semester.
How do I find out about closures or emergencies?
UAA uses several methods of communications to notify staff and faculty of emergencies or closures.
What if UAA is open and I can’t meet my class or get to work?
There may be times when conditions in an individual neighborhood prevent faculty from meeting their classes. If this happens, notify your dean's office or department chair as soon as possible so that students can be notified. Staff members should notify their supervisor. Keep a class roster at home, or set up a phone tree in your class. It is the responsibility of the faculty member and the department to notify students if individual classes are canceled when the university remains open.
What if students can’t make it to class?
Faculty should remember that conditions can vary dramatically around the Anchorage bowl during major snowfalls. We make every effort to keep UAA open and operating in our northern environment, but we recognize that there may be times when students, like faculty, face local conditions that make travel impractical.
What about information on earthquakes, fires, etc.?
UAA makes available state and federal publications concerning appropriate actions during natural disasters. During the year, the UAA Safety Committee offers special seminars and workshops on selected topics. As residents of an earthquake-prone area, faculty should become familiar with publications and information available on these topics.
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