Earthquake Recovery

What you need to know as you return to campus

  • Parking will not be enforced for the remainder of the semester. Please reserve brown spaces for Facilities workers and contractors so that they can continue their repair work.
  • Please wear protective clothing (e.g., long pants) and ice traction.
  • Submit any IT resolution requests to ITS at 6-4646
  • Submit any necessary work requests to Facilities for repairs to your space/office using the printed form or the electronic form
  • Open Buildings (Safe List)

    Please Note: Some buildings may have restrictions. Those areas will be marked.

    Admin/Humanities Building

    Alaska Airlines Center

    Alaska Native Arts Studio

    ANSEP Academy (Fireside)

    ANSEP Building

    Allied Health Sciences Building

    Auto Diesel Technology Building

    Aviation Technology Complex

    Beatrice McDonald Hall


    Bragaw Office Complex 3

    ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building

    Engineering and Computation Building

    Engineering and Industry Building

    Ecosystem Biomedical Health Lab

    Eugene Short Hall

    Fine Arts Building

    Gordon Hartlieb Hall

    Health Sciences Building

    Lucy Cuddy Hall

    Natural Sciences Building

    Parrish Bridge

    Professional Studies Building (some restricted areas)

    Rasmuson Hall

    Sally Monserud Hall

    Social Sciences Building


    Student Union

    UAA/APU Consortium Library

    University Center

    University Lake Building

    Wendy Williamson Auditorium

    Wells Fargo Sports Complex

    Note: All residential buildings have been operational since Friday evening.

  • Closed Buildings/Areas (Exclusionary List)

    All buildings are open. A huge THANK YOU to our amazing Facilities team!
  • Reporting Your Time
    Due to the closure of campus in the aftermath of the earthquake on Friday, Nov. 30, Administrative Leave is authorized under University Regulation 04.06.140.A1. Campus closure commenced Nov. 30 at 9:45 a.m. Employees eligible for Administrative Leave are executives, and regular faculty and staff who were normally scheduled to work during the time period of the closure. The Administrative Leave code is 465. Exempt employees only record on their time sheets any leave taken; time spent not working during the closure period is recorded as Administrative Leave.  Non-exempt employees record all hours worked and leave taken on their time sheets.

    Employees who are on scheduled sick or annual leave during the period of the closure will still record sick or annual leave on their time sheets.

    Temporary employees, such as adjunct faculty, student employees and temporary staff employees are not eligible for Administrative Leave. Temporary employees who are also exempt, such as adjunct faculty, will receive their normal biweekly salary. Temporary employees who are nonexempt will be paid for hours actually worked.

    Employees with questions on time recording should first consult with their supervisors. For further assistance you can contact UAA HRS.
  • Notice of Asbestos in Buildings at UAA
    This memorandum is provided to present information, requirements and procedures associated with UAA Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program and the recent seismic events. The primary goal of the UAA Asbestos O&M program is to minimize the potential for contamination and personnel exposure through identification, surveillance, and monitoring of asbestos containing materials (ACM).  The buildings at UAA have been carefully inspected for damage to known or presumed ACMs and no significant damage or concerning conditions have been noted.

    Air sampling is required by the UAA Asbestos O&M Program when more than 160 square feet or more of asbestos is damaged and then cleaned up. Fortunately, this has not occurred. However, in an abundance of caution, air sampling has been performed in representative areas by a licensed environmental consultant to evaluate whether there was a release of ACM fibers to the air during the seismic events.

    Among the UAA Asbestos O&M Program requirements for completing an asbestos response action, as described above, is the performance of air sampling that indicates airborne asbestos in quantities no greater than 0.01 fibers per cubic centimeter of air (f/cc). All samples collected in the tested representative areas are well below this level, and as such there are currently no restrictions to occupancy due to indoor air quality.

    The O&M Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing the O&M Program, including serving as the contact for outside contractors performing maintenance, repair, or renovation work at the site. Please bring any questions you may have to the attention of the O&M Program Coordinator (via Landmark Environmental) at 907-786-0366.


Safety Tips

  • Entering Your Office
    • Blockage In Front of the Door
      • Contact the building manager or note this on the form and move on.
    • Evaluate Your Room Prior to Entry
      • Ceiling – Look for Dangling Fixtures, Tiles, Tile Grid
      • Horizontal Scan – Look for Leaning Furniture, Equipment
      • Floor – Look for Fallen Items, Broken Items
    • If the Room is safe, you may enter to begin cleaning up and tidying the space. 
  • Restricted Spaces
    • Some spaces on campus are still restricted.  You may find certain spaces blocked off such as elevators, restrooms, or office suites.
    • If your office suite is roped off or if you are unable to enter your space, you are welcome to assist your colleagues but should not enter the restricted areas.
    • If you see maintenance workers or contractors, please give them space to do their work (and a big high five!).
    • If you see blue tape in an office space, that means that a concern has already been noted and reported.  However, you are welcome to report the concern as well.  It is OK to have redundancy in reporting.
  • Damage Reports
    • Noting the room number is key.
    • The more detailed that you can be, the better.
      • For example, note if there are cracks in the drywall. Note if ABM janitorial is needed to clean the space
    • Submit an online form.
    • Take pictures of damages and submit them to the emergency manager.
    • If you encounter a maintenance emergency, call 786-6980 and report it. (e.g., water leaking from a pipe or  heat in a particular location is not on)
    • If you see blue tape in an office space, that means that a concern has already been noted and reported.  However, you are welcome to report the concern as well. It is OK to have redundancy in reporting.



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