College During Covid - Support and Resources

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen wearing a mask and giving the thumbs up

Get Connected

  • to . . . other students

    It is always important to connect to other students, but it seems even more important during this time of COVID. Here are some ways you can meet others and be encouraged by your fellow students!

  • to . . . get on campus?

    Are UAA buildings and facilities open? How do I access buildings if I have an approved exemption for face-to-face courses?

    Campus access is restricted and limited to essential services and classes that are approved for face-to-face instruction. Buildings are locked and access is controlled through the Wolfcard access system or physical keys. Many UAA buildings have a Wolfcard access system. This allows employees and students to access these buildings with their Wolfcard.

    Study areas and lobby seating areas in most university facilities are closed. The Consortium Library and Student Union remain available for use. As you enter and exit campus buildings, please ensure the door is properly secured. Propping open doors is strictly prohibited, if you need access assistance, contact the building manager or University Police Department (UPD).

    Obtaining a Wolfcard: Wolfcards may be obtained at the University Center Cashiering Office or at the Consortium Library. If additional access employees should contact the building manager. Students should contact their college.

    Key Access Required: The following buildings do not have Wolfcard access. Access must be coordinated by your instructor, the building manager, or with the UPD. Students who require Spine access should contact Disability Support Services for an ADA accommodation.

    • Eugene Short Hall (ESH)
    • Central Parking Garage (CPG)
    • Fine Arts Building (ARTS)
    • Lucy Cuddy Hall (Cuddy)
    • Sally Monserud Hall (SMH)
    • Commons (CMMNS)
    • Allied Health Building (AHB)
    • Automotive Diesel Technology (ADT)
    • Administration Building (ADMIN)
    • Campus Spine (Spine)

    Obtaining Keys: Employees may obtain physical key by submitting a key request through their building manager to Facilities and Campus Services.

  • to . . . places to study

    Need a change of scenery? A place to study with great wifi? These UAA locations are offering COVID hours and services.

    • The Consortium Library offers COVID hours, wifi, computers, help with research, off-campus access, and a virtual research help desk.
    • Starting August 24th, the Student Union will be open Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Get cozy in the Student Union and access UAA wifi. Entrance to the Student Union will only be available at the door from the Enrollment Services Center (previous Bookstore entrance). 
  • to . . .technology

    Make sure you can connect to your classes!

    • The UAA IT office is ready to make sure you are connected to reliable internet, software, and appropriate devices to succeed in your courses.
  • to . . . virtual student services

    Did you know that most of our student services are still being delivered through phone and Zoom appointments?

    • The Consortium Library offers a virtual help desk to help with research. You can even get access to library resources off-campus.
    • The UAA Psychological Services Center (PSC) is offering students COVID-adjustment sessions and remote appointment options. The PSC is staffed by Ph.D. students in the Clinical-Community Psychology graduate program under the supervision of licensed psychologists.
  • to . . . faculty and staff

    Ask any UAA faculty and staff member why they love working at UAA….all will answer “the students!” Be sure to connect with your professors and staff supporters!

    • Check out the Seawolf Tracks mobile app to connect to your professors in your “class schedule” and to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.
    • Your faculty really want to hear from you! Look at your course syllabus to find your faculty member’s office hours and contact information. Consider emailing them to ask a question or just to introduce yourself! Faculty love to hear about your goals for the future and help you make the most out of your time at UAA.
  • to . . . emergency services

    These are not normal times, and you may have financial, health, or legal emergencies.

    • If you are experiencing a health or safety emergency, contact 911.
    • The UAA Psychological Services Center has affordable counseling options and is the training clinic for Ph.D. students in the Clinical-Community Psychology program.
    • Are you in a legal bind because of COVID? Speak with an attorney for free using the Alaska Legal Services and Alaska Bar Association hotline at 1-844-263-1849.
  • to . . . updates

    In today’s chaotic and fast paced world, it is important to stay informed with the most up-to-date information!

Ask for Help

  • to . . . succeed in your courses

    Successful students ask for help - early and often!  If you are overwhelmed or just want to double check your work, ask for academic support and feedback.

    • Your professors really want to hear from you! Look at your course syllabus to find your faculty member’s office hours and contact information. Ask your faculty questions -- about your class and about your educational goals and options.
    • The Consortium Library offers a virtual help desk to help with research for assignments. You can even get access to library resources off-campus.
    • The UAA IT office is ready to make sure you are connected to reliable internet, software, and appropriate devices to succeed in your courses.
  • to . . . stay mentally and physically well

    It is important to take care of yourself, especially during a pandemic with increased social isolation.  If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing stress, anxiety, or depression, UAA is here to support you.

    • The UAA Psychological Services Center (PSC) has options for one-time COVID-adjustment sessions and ongoing remote appointments. The PSC is staffed by Ph.D. students in the Clinical-Community Psychology program under the supervision of licensed psychologists.
  • to . . . make financial decisions

    Life happens and finances can quickly become confusing. Sometimes it is great to have someone to talk to and access helpful resources!

  • to . . . make enrollment and registration decisions

    If there is one thing COVID has taught us, it is that change is inevitable. Stay up to date with information about University plans and important dates as you contemplate your degree timeline and course enrollment decisions.

    • Academic advisors are available to answer questions and talk you through decisions and degree planning. Stay connected with your advisor as you consider your plans!
  • to . . . look for and prepare for job opportunities

    The job market looks different in our local community and in the nation. It is important to consider all your options and prepare accordingly!