Student Responsibilities

Academic Dates and Deadlines

It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with UAA's Dates and Deadlines calendar, available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.

Students are expected to register only for classes they plan to attend and to complete all classes for which they register. If you determine that you are unable to complete a course, you must officially drop or withdraw by the published deadlines. Failure to do so may result in a grade of F or NB for nonattendance and may affect your financial aid and grade point average (GPA). Withdrawal is not allowed after a class has ended.

Attendance

Regular attendance and active participation is expected in all classes. Students are responsible for coursework even if there are legitimate reasons for an absence. Unexcused absences may result in a student being withdrawn from the class or receiving a failing grade.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible for being aware of any registration restrictions or prerequisites of the courses they wish to take by clicking on the course CRNs in the UAOnline class schedule or by reviewing the course description in the UAA Catalog, available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/catalogs/catalogs.cfm. Students who do not meet course requirements may be administratively dropped from the class. Any fees resulting from this will be the responsibility of the student.

Official Communication by UAA E-mail

All communication related to registration and enrollment activities will occur through the official UAA-assigned or preferred e-mail account. Students should be careful to regularly review university e-mail correspondence. Students are responsible for knowing and, when appropriate, acting on the contents of all university communications sent to their official UAA e-mail accounts.

All notifications regarding waitlisted courses will be sent to students' preferred e-mail address. To review or update your preferred e-mail address, log in to the UAOnline Personal Information menu.

To receive university communication at a different e-mail address, students may forward e-mail from their assigned UAA accounts to any valid third-party e-mail address of their choice that accepts forwarded e-mail.

More information may be found on the IT Services website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/informationtechnologyservices/email.cfm.

Payment

To avoid being assessed late fees, pay all tuition, fees and other charges by the payment deadline or, if registering after the payment deadline, at the time of registration. Students are responsible academically and financially for their registration activity. To view payment and late fee assessment deadlines, see the Dates and Deadlines calendar at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/calendar.

For more information on tuition and fees, see the Semester Expenses page or go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/budfin/ar.

Student Code of Conduct

As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly and to respect the rights of others. Conduct that unreasonably interferes with the learning environment or that violates the rights of others is prohibited by the standards and guidelines collectively described as the Student Code of Conduct (the Code).

Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university.

The entire Student Code of Conduct is available in the UAA Fact Finder Student Handbook at www.uaa.alaska.edu/studentaffairs/fact-finder.cfm.

Updating Personal Information

Students are responsible for reviewing and/or updating the following personal information in UAOnline:

  • Address
  • Phone number(s)
  • Preferred email address
  • Emergency contact information
  • Preferred first name
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Directory holds

Students may update the following information by submitting a Change Form, which is available at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/registrarforms.cfm.

  • Name
  • Marital status
  • Social Security number correction

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Student Services

Blackboard

Blackboard is the university's course management system that allows for dynamic learning to occur in the online environment. The tools provided by the Blackboard software allow students and faculty to post and share documents and other course content, communicate via email and posted discussion boards, as well as have real-time conversations in a virtual classroom.

All UAA distance classes, and many nondistance classes, use Blackboard. Your Blackboard courses can be accessed online from your computer at any time.

For more information or to log in to your Blackboard account, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/classes.

Bookstore

With two locations plus online shopping, the UAA Bookstore is a convenient on-campus source to meet your needs.

The main campus location, next to the Student Union, carries textbooks (traditional, digital and rentals); fiction, nonfiction and reference books; a wide array of Apple products, technology accessories and software at academic pricing; UAA apparel; school supplies; snacks; and gift items.

The University Center Bookstore carries a limited number of textbooks, UAA apparel, supplies, snacks, and offers a variety of coffee drinks at the UAA Perk.

For more information, including hours of operation, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore.

Textbook orders

To view or order textbooks for UAA classes, go to the UAA Bookstore's textbook site at www.uaa.alaska.edu/bookstore/textbooks. Experienced staffers are also available to help students in stores.

Classes at Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Matanuska-Susitna College are open to all UAA students. Their bookstore websites can be directly accessed at the links below or links will appear at the bottom of the Register/Add/Drop page of UAOnline after you select courses.

Degree Works

Degree Works, UAA's web-based degree audit software, allows students to easily track their progess toward graduation. Degree Works tells you how far you've come and how far you need to go to reach your graduation goals. Degree Works enables students to:

  • View progress toward their degree
  • Run a degree audit for a program
  • See how all completed courses apply to graduation requirements
  • See any outstanding degree requirements still needed
  • Determine how courses may be used toward a different major

To access your Degree Works account, log in to UAOnline, go to the Student Services & Account Information tab and select "Degree Works/Electronic Degree Audit."

For more information about Degree Works, see www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/degree_Services/degreeworks.cfm.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) coordinates academic support services for students who experience disabilities. Services include, but are not limited to, American Sign Language interpreters, note-taking assistance, testing adjustments, ergonomic furniture, textbooks in alternate formats (e.g., large print, audio, e-text, etc.) and access to adaptive technology. DSS also serves as a resource for the community by facilitating workshops and awareness-building events and maintaining an extensive lending library.

Contact DSS at 907-786-4530 or aydss@uaa.alaska.edu, or vist their website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/dss.

Final Exam Schedule

Find the time and location of your exam at http://phb.uaa.alaska.edu/sfra/finalexams. Please note that there is no final exam week for summer semester. 

Military and Veterans Services

The UAA Military and Veteran Student Resource Center serves as a central point of contact for UAA's active duty military, National Guard/Reserves, and veteran students and their families. The center houses both the VA's VetSuccess on Campus and UAA's military and veteran community services assistant. The center's mission is to support UAA's military and veteran population by enhancing local understanding of the military/veteran student experience and to develop partnerships with community resources that share the commitment to serve those who serve.

For more information, see www.uaa.alaska.edu/veterans.

Wolfcard

The UAA Wolfcard serves students as their official ID, as a U-Pass for free transportation on city buses, and as a debit card for on-campus food and services. The Wolfcard may also be used at a select number of off-campus restaurants. For details, go to www.uaa.alaska.edu/wolfcard.

To receive your initial Wolfcard student ID, you must first register for classes. Beginning the week before classes start, you may bring your photo ID to the Wolfcard Office in the University Center to get your card. Existing Wolfcards are automatically updated, so there is no need to visit the Wolfcard Office in later semesters.

Can't find what you're looking for?

For a comprehensive list of UAA student services, see the UAA Fact Finder Student Handbook at www.uaa.alaska.edu/studentaffairs/fact-finder.cfm or the UAA Catalog at www.uaa.alaska.edu/records/catalogs/catalogs.cfm.

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