Coronavirus information

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Alaska’s Largest University

    The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post secondary institution. It is comprised of the Anchorage Campus located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, as well as Kenai Peninsula College, Matanuska Susitna College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College, all located in some of the most beautiful places in Alaska.

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Expedited Program Review Update

UAA is undertaking an expedited program review to meet new fiscal realities resulting from state budget cuts. Recommendations from deans, the provost and the chancellor on academic program changes, including continuation, revision or deletion, are now posted on the status page. This review is an ongoing process, leading to final decisions from the Board of Regents at its June 2020 meeting. For details on the process and timeline, visit


The University of Alaska is partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our health and emergency management teams are working closely with university leadership to monitor the status of the outbreak and respond as the situation evolves. UA coronavirus information.

Alternate Course Delivery

Guidance for Faculty

Please visit the Academic Continuity (Guidance for Faculty) page for alternate course delivery FAQs and faculty support resources.

Guidance for Students

UAA leadership will host a series of online information sessions for students to help facilitate the transition to alternate course delivery and answer other questions arising from the university's response to COVID-19. For more student resources, visit the Student Success website.

Academic Advising

UAA's fall 2020 course schedule is now viewable in UAOnline. Priority registration starts April 3. Your academic advisors are available to assist you with registration and support. Find out how to reach them by visiting
Kacy Grundhauser (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

A well-rounded college career

In her four years at UAA, civil engineering senior Kacy Grundhauser has achieved an impressive amount on top of her challenging degree. To top it off, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently recognized her as one of the 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Collegiate Edition.

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Researching the stars

During UAA Department of Physics and Astronomy Professor Dr. Travis Rector's 2018 sabbatical, he split his time between Arizona and Chile working on a telescope project decades in the making. Rector hopes that UAA students will be some of the first to get their hands on the groundbreaking data the telescope provides.

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UAA professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy Dr. Travis Rector spent his 2018 year-long sabbatical working on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a project decades in the making, designed to answer some of the universe's greatest mysteries. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)
Alina Shen in the UAA dental clinic

Alina Shen always dreamed of working in health care. After high school, she still wasn’t sure what path she should take, but a chance meeting with an advisor sparked her interest in dentistry. Now she’s taking her first big step toward her future career: earning a dental assisting certificate at UAA.

Alina Shen on her journey to dentistry
Justin Fulkerson, lead botanist for the University of Alaska Anchorage Herbarium, displays specimens from the extensive collection. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

On the west side of campus in Beatrice McDonald Hall is the University of Alaska Anchorage Herbarium, a brightly-lit room with tables stacked high with plant presses and beige metal cabinets filled with nearly 20,000 plant specimens from across Alaska, the Yukon and the Pacific Northwest.

The plant tomb
UAA women's basketball team celebrates 2020 GNAC victory with group huddle

The UAA women's basketball team has officially claimed its seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships as the NCAA unveiled the 64-team national field and regional host sites Sunday.

UAA earns No. 2 NCAA seed, rematch with WWU in Hawaii
UAA Virtual Tour

Explore everything UAA has to offer from the comfort of your home through UAA's interactive virtual tour. Student guides lead you through campus, introducing key buildings and facilities along the way. Each tour stop is supplemented by a variety of photos, videos and 360-degree images that immerse you in the unique atmosphere of the Anchorage campus.

Explore UAA through a virtual campus tour