University asking residential students to stay at permanent residence due to COVID-19

by Ryan Hill  |   

Note: See most recent message from 3/13/2020

Dear UAA Resident,

In light of the University’s decision to close residential campuses across the system, On-Campus Living (OCL) would like to provide you some additional information regarding the process moving forward. The University of Alaska is asking all residential students to move out by March 17, 2020 with some limited exceptions. We understand this is a stressful time for our community, and we are working very hard to support our students through this situation.

OCL has created this form we are asking all students to complete to communicate to us your plans moving forward. This is the form you will also fill out to request an exception to the requirement to move out on March 17, 2020.

We strongly encourage all residents to follow the guidance set by the University and return home or to an alternative location off campus at this time. For students who are approved to stay, please note OCL may choose to consolidate students to a single community on residential campus.

If you have questions regarding this email, please do not hesitate to come visit the University Housing front desk in the Gorsuch Commons, call us at 907-751-7202, or via email at At this time, we are ceasing programmatic efforts on residential campus and front desk functions in the residence halls. Residence Life will still have RAs on duty.

Please also remember UAA has medical and counseling services through the Student Health & Counseling Center (SHCC) in Rasmuson Hall 116. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to call SHCC at 907-786-4040 or contact them via email at

For students who will not be returning to campus, a process will be developed to return items back to you that you need that are still on campus. At this time, we do not have information on possible refunds for housing and dining costs. This is an unprecedented event we are trying to navigate.

This is an evolving process, and we thank you in advance for your patience as we develop systems to best serve each individual case. Please continue to practice good hygiene and prepare for classes to resume online on March 23, 2020.

On-Campus Living

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