Hidden heroes

Ron Swartz, Tom Hennessy and Tim Edwards

What do two staff members from the Environmental Health & Safety and Risk Management department and a retired CDC infectious disease epidemiologist and College of Health affiliate professor all have in common? They have helped shape UAA’s COVID-19 response, ensuring that students, faculty and staff were safe in the wake of the global pandemic.

Reminder: Face masks required in all university facilities and classrooms

As many of you are likely aware, Mayor Berkowitz recently signed Emergency Order EO-13 requiring masks or cloth face coverings be worn indoors in public settings or communal spaces outside the home. Since we have committed to remaining in Phase B and limiting on-campus activities through the fall semester, the implications of this emergency order are minimal for UAA. However, we will adhere to the order and have updated our policy guidance where necessary.

UAA Fall 2020 semester COVID-19 update

With the start of the fall semester upon us, the UAA Incident Management Team (IMT) wishes to reiterate the processes and procedures in place to safeguard the well-being of our community from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As you are likely aware, we have implemented a number of measures and support resources to help prevent the transmission of the virus and comply with guidance, recommendations and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our state and local governments.

Career Services During COVID-19

Welcome back, Seawolves!

Career Services is excited to connect with students virtually this fall! Our doors are closed, as part of our commitment to keeping the UAA community healthy, but we are available to support you online! Keep reading to learn how to connect with Career Services during COVID-19.

Textbooks on Course Reserve at the Consortium Library

You can find out if your instructor has placed any course materials including textbooks on reserve at the Consortium Library at our website. ​We know that textbooks can be expensive. Visit the library's Textbooks page ( for more suggestions on how to lower your textbook costs.

What the Consortium Library can do for students

The UAA/APU Consortium Library is open to students with a valid UA ID. If you don’t have a UAA ID, we can make one for you. We have laptops along with earbuds available for use within the building for attending classes, and we have laptops that can be checked out to take home. Keep reading for more about how the library can help you succeed at college during COVID.

College During COVID: What are the best practices for serving students while working remotely?

Checking emails may not be enough. As students are trying to get overrides or find out which classes they need to take, they are frequently reporting difficulty with reaching departments and individuals on campus who are now working remotely. Please take a few minutes to follow these best practices to ensure students have access to the resources and individuals they need to succeed this semester.

College During COVID: What are the best tips for working and teaching remotely?

College During COVID is a straightforward guide to UAA’s operations during the ongoing pandemic. This is a challenging time, but we are resilient. For employees working remotely, the virtual campus website has support resources and guidance for working and teaching remotely.

What are the best tips for College During COVID?

The College During COVID Support and Resources website is your one-stop for support resources, student-to-student tips and more. Learn how to get connected to faculty, other students, virtual student services, on-campus services and more. Find advice and resources for academic support, mental and physical well-being, financial decision-making and more.

Change to parking — no permits needed this year

Due to the greatly reduced number of students and employees on campus this academic year, parking permits will not be required to park in surface lots or parking garages. For students living on campus, a free permit to park in housing lots will be required and is available from University Housing. If you have already purchased a parking permit for the fall semester, Parking Services will automatically issue you a refund.

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