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Opening campus more widely

by Sean Parnell, UAA Chancellor  |   

Dear UAA Community (Anchorage),

In our continued efforts to return to a more vibrant campus, we are making our buildings more accessible — to you, the UAA community, and the public. Starting April 4, you will no longer need your WolfCard during the day to access most buildings on the Anchorage campus. Students and staff attending evening classes will continue to use WolfCards to access campus buildings.

  • Buildings on the Anchorage campus that are not connected to the east-west Spine will be open and unlocked (accessible without a WolfCard) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Buildings and parking garages on campus that are connected to the east-west Spine will be open and unlocked from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • UAA facilities that will remain locked and restricted to WolfCard access, unless opened to accommodate an event or lecture, include Residence Life facilities, ANSEP buildings, the Ecosystem-Biomedical Health Laboratory, the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, the Native Arts studio and various non-academic facilities support buildings.

In addition, students can continue to use their WolfCards to enter general access buildings seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. With their WolfCards, employees can enter general access facilities 24/7, including the building in which they work. Find out what buildings qualify as general access and more information here.

Also, events are now allowed on the Anchorage campus and physical distancing is no longer required. Read more.

These moves — to unlock many of UAA’s doors during the day and integrate more accessibility — mark another turning point. Thanks for your good work over the course of the pandemic in keeping our community safe. With springtime comes a feeling of renewal; it’s a chance to shake off the shackles of winter and begin to emerge from the pandemic. By reopening more widely, energy and vibrancy can more readily flourish.

Watch this video to learn more about how vibrancy is returning to UAA. It outlines various events slated to take place on campus in the coming months.

With Green & Gold gratitude,
Sean Parnell
UAA Chancellor

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