User's Guide for getting around the UAA campus in Fall 2010

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

As we all come back to campus for a new academic year, both parking and traffic flow may present unique issues due to this season's continued construction projects. Please take a look at the following changes in order to better guide you through your campus commute.

Seawolf Shuttle:
Due to road construction on Spirit Way, the Seawolf Shuttle will not make stops at the UAA Campus Bookstore. All routes that made stops at the Bookstore will now pickup and drop off at the Rasmuson Hall stop. For students with disabilities, the shuttle will make stops when requested at the UAA Campus Bookstore. Shuttle bus service to the bookstore will resume once Spirit Way is reopened, approximately Sept. 27.

Municipality work affecting campus:
The Municipality of Anchorage is starting construction of a signal project at the intersection of Providence Drive and Spirit Way, with completion by the end of September. New transit bus stops will be added on both sides of Providence Drive. The bus stop is temporarily moved to the northeast corner of Seawolf Drive and Providence. Please be advised of pedestrian route and traffic detours to safely travel around the construction work.

The People Mover bus stop that was on the east side of Spirit Way on Providence has been moved to the east side of Seawolf Drive. Students with disabilities should use the stop at Short Hall.

In addition, please consider all your transportation options. While on campus, park your car and use the Seawolf Shuttle to get from building to building -- it's free and easy; walk the "spine" system; enjoy the beautiful on-campus trail system; or ride your bike or skateboard across campus. Commuting to campus can be a snap when you let someone else do the driving -- all UAA students and staff get to ride the People Mover bus system for free. This is a great way to get your last-minute class work done on your way to school!

Summary of campus projects, West campus:
The following work areas will be barricaded and/or traffic flow and parking will be impacted the first two weeks of classes. Pedestrians and drivers should be aware of their surroundings and use caution.

  • Minor pavement repair near the new sidewalk at Seawolf Drive
  • Parking lot islands near Spirit Way and Seawolf Drive and the sidewalk areas near the Student Union/Spine/ANSEP
  • South parking lot area/Student Union area
  • Concrete curb and asphalt repair in the South Parking Lot

East campus:
Portions of the existing bike trail from campus housing (adjacent to construction activities) will be closed for a short time. Weather permitting, paving will take place shortly. An alternate route will be posted.


  • Enforcement begins the first day of classes, Aug. 23.
  • Providence Hospital will begin immobilizing/towing vehicles of suspected UAA students beginning immediately. Their boot fee is $40, our citation fee is $35 for no permit.
  • The Central Parking Garage has increased its number of platinum parking permits for this academic year.
  • The CPISB Garage is available for parking for all permit holders. Those without a permit can purchase an hourly pay and park permit at one of our several machines on campus. Park at the CPISB, get a coffee in our new Amenities Building, and enjoy a walk or ride across campus.
  • Permits can be ordered online and a temporary two-week permit can be printed immediately upon ordering. Students can charge the permit to their student accounts, if desired.
  • People Mover will be in the UAA Campus Bookstore lot on Monday through Wednesday promoting their bus-tracker system and providing route information/transport maps to users.
  • New bike lockers are located on the first floor of the Central Garage (by SCI/SSB) and can be rented by the semester for $30 at the Parking Services Office, or daily coin-op lockers are also available.


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