Celebration of Life for Chris Turletes

It is with great sadness that we share that Chris Turletes passed away on July 21 following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He retired in 2017 after 14 years with UAA, much of that time as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Campus Services. Following his retirement, he was granted Staff Emeritus status.

Aug. 5 and 6: Open forums for Career Services director

Please join the virtual “on-campus” open forums for the two finalists for the Career Services Director position. The Career Services Director plays a vital role in workforce development, career education and planning, and student success.

Masking required at UAA

Effective Aug. 2, face masks will be required indoors at all University of Alaska locations in communities with a transmission level of 'substantial' or 'high,' as defined by CDC guidelines, except when you are in a private residence or alone in a private office with the door shut.

COVID-19 vaccines available weekdays by appointment at SHCC

UAA's Spirit gets his COVID-19 vaccination at the Student Health and Counseling Center in Rasmuson Hall.

COVID-19 vaccines available weekdays by appointment for UAA students and employees at the SHCC. Call us at 907-786-4050. Other COVID-19 vaccination sites can be found at: and

UAA announces new Onboarding Manager

Ahmbra Austin will join us Aug. 2 as the UAA Onboarding Manager, a new term position that will develop a robust onboarding program for UAA employees from the moment an offer is accepted by a new employee through their initial months of employment. There has been strong interest for such a program here at UAA for many years and I am especially appreciative of the UAA Staff Council for advocating for this approach.

'Drop! Cover! Hold on!' during an earthquake

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of the Alaska Peninsula this week has served as an opportunity to think about what we should do if such an event happened wherever we are. The UAA Office of Emergency Management (OEM) asks that you remember to “Drop! Cover! Hold on!” — which means we should drop to the floor, duck under a sturdy piece of furniture if possible, and hold on to that desk or table as it moves.

Remember to get your new WolfCard

WolfCard being swiped for building access on UAA campus

Don't forget to get your new "chip" WolfCard if you didn't get one already as you return to campus. You will need it to gain access to your building. You can identify if your card is chip-enabled by looking to see if it has a small, blue "HID" logo on the back in the upper left corner. If you do need a new WolfCard, you can get it at the Cashiering Office in Eugene Short Hall, Suite 102.

Save on annual parking permit through Aug. 9

UAA's Engineering Parking Garage.

Parking permit enforcement will resume this upcoming academic year 2021-22. The early bird special is back! Save when you buy your permit by Aug. 9.

UAA launches Rave Guardian as official safety app

Download the Guardian app today. Available in the Apple and Android app stores.

With safety at top of mind, the University Police Department is launching Rave Guardian, to replace the UAA Safe App. Rave Guardian allows you to turn your smartphone into a personal safety device and campus resource center.

UAA Surplus has great furniture right now for internal (departmental) reallocation!

If you are a UAA department in need of tables (including conference size), chairs, bookshelves, filing cabinets, or other office furniture, please look at the internal reallocation items available at our online site! New items were listed recently and they will go fast!