Access to UAA campus buildings currently restricted

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3/28 UPDATE: University affiliates must also comply with the March 27 state public health mandates regarding intrastate travel and shelter-in-place. The university is updating its policies to reflect those mandates. Changes will occur to our building access policies.


As part of UAA’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, access to UAA campus buildings is currently restricted. In order to preserve the health and safety of our campus community, all buildings are locked. Students and employees who need to be present on campus may access buildings using keys or WolfCards. Please DO NOT prop doors open under any circumstances.

Signage is posted with names and contact information for individuals who are present at each building to accommodate access as needs arise. Only students, faculty and staff are permitted in UAA facilities at this time. Additionally, some buildings are not available to students and access may be denied.

In all cases, follow the guidelines and signage posted on building doors as well as the below information:

  • What are the building hours?
    • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
      • Exception: The library has extended hours, Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • How do students access buildings for approved face-to-face instruction?

    Students should work with their professors to gain access to facilities for approved face-to-face instruction.

  • What buildings contain labs that students can access using a WOLFcard during building hours?

    The UAA/APU Consortium Library is available ONLY to UAA students, staff and faculty during the above noted building hours. The library is open to support students and faculty with distance learning efforts. There is an open computer lab and ample study space that permits proper social distancing. Cleaning protocol, as outlined below, will be followed in all library spaces.

    Engineering students can access the following facilities:

    • Engineering & Computation Building: ECB 201, ECB 202, ECB 203, ECB 209
    • Engineering & Industry Building: EIB 202, EIB 401
  • What other campus services can still be accessed?
    • Dean of Students Office (follow posted access policy) - Rasmuson Hall
    • Student Health & Counseling Center (follow posted access policy) - Rasmuson Hall
    • Consortium Library (use WOLFcard for access)
    • ITS Service Center (by appointment only) - Social Science Building
    • Testing Center (by appointment only) - Gordon Hartlieb Hall
    • Mail Room (restricted hours, follow posted access policy) - Lower level of the new Enrollment Services Center next to the Student Union
    • Cashiering Office - University Center
    • University Police Department (by phone call) - Eugene Short Hall
  • What buildings are closed completely and cannot be accessed?
    • Wendy Williamson Auditorium
    • Sally Monserud Hall
    • Lucy Cuddy Hall
    • Seawolf Sports Complex
  • What is the general process for gaining access to buildings?
    • Employees need to show proof of identification and are encouraged to gather the items they need and leave as soon as possible.
    • Employees are encouraged to work with their building manager and/or  supervisor to obtain key access to become more self‐reliant for access.
    • Everyone will be asked clearance questions:
      • Have you had a fever of 100.0℉ or greater?
        • If yes, has your temperature been normal (98.6 or lower) for three or more days since having a fever?
      • Do you have a new cough or shortness of breath?
      • Are you feeling sick at all, even with symptoms that are cold or flu‐like, including runny nose, sneezing, body aches, etc?
      • Has anyone in your immediate housing group shown the above symptoms?
      • If you have traveled out‐of‐state in the recent past, what date did you return to Alaska?
  • What cleaning processes are in place?
    • All public areas and classrooms designated  for face-to-face instruction are thoroughly cleaned daily.
    • Public areas, common touchpoints and building surfaces are being cleaned with CDC-approved products (germicidal detergents).
      • Tables, desktops, chairs, vertical surfaces, rails, elevator button, countertops, doors, door knobs, door frames and window sills.
      • Restrooms, showers, locker rooms, kitchens, water fountains and break areas are regularly cleaned using germicidal detergents.
    • Cleaning processes for labs and face-to-face courses are below.
  • What are the guidelines for available computer labs and face-to-face instruction?
    • Lab hours are limited to Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Exception: Library computer lab per above.
    • Labs and face-to-face courses are limited to no more than 10 individuals at a time.
    • Social distancing (six feet minimum) is practiced in all facilities.
    • Students using labs or attending courses will wash hands before entering and upon exiting using a nearby public restroom.
    • Labs that do not have active duty staff members assigned are locked and closed.
    • Open labs are reserved for students who have no other off-campus resource available.
    • Staff are ensuring each computer station is cleaned after each use and that a placard is placed at the station to note that it has been cleaned.
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