Coronavirus information

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

How Does It Work?

The new UAA ID card system consists of two major elements. There is a central database which contains information on each cardholder and there are individual card readers installed at various locations across the campus. There are several types of card readers. Point of sale readers will be located at University Dining locations, card readers will be installed in the Bookstore on copy machines in the library on vending machines and on housing laundry facilities. Activity readers will be installed in the Physical Education Facility, Arts building, Administration building and several other locations. Depending upon the reader, it can be use to authorize access to University activities or purchase goods and services.

  The card readers are linked to the central database. Whenever a card is used, the system will know the balance in the cardholders account and their standing with regard to certain UAA privileges. For example, the system will know which individual cardholders are current students. Certain activities, events and discounts are only available to current students. When a card is swiped, the operator of the system device will be notified of the cardholders status. The operator can then use that knowledge to admit or not admit the cardholder or whether or not it is appropriate to apply a student discount. Readers at locations where goods and services can be purchased will verify that the account has sufficient funds prior to completing the transaction.

  The system will also contain information on which student fees have been paid. For example, the system will know which cardholders have paid the student health center fee, athletic program fee, PE facility use fee, student government fee, student media fee or student activities fee. Access to facilities, activities and events governed by payment of those fees will be determined by the ID card system.

*To get a WolfCard, you must be a student registered in the current semester, a currently employed staff/faculty, or in a currently active affiliate program.