Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

Immunizations

Immunization Requirements for Students Living on Campus

Residence Life at the University of Alaska Anchorage, in compliance with University of Alaska Board of Regents policy, requires all students living on campus to provide documentation of immunizations. The University of Alaska Anchorage Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) is responsible for verification of compliance with these requirements. Please log in to the Student Health and Counseling Patient Portal to enter your immunization information and submit a copy of your immunization records to the Health Center. 

Please note: Residence Life cannot accept immunization or health records. All records should be submitted directly to the Student Health and Counseling Center. 

All students must be in compliance with the immunization requirements before checking in to student housing.

Required Immunizations

  • Meningococcal vaccine (required for students under 21 and highly recommended for students 21 and older)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)--2 doses
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria--within 10 years
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test with a negative result within six months prior to initial move-in
  • COVID-19--required for all residents of campus housing beginning in fall 2021. For more information about this requirement, please see the Residence Life online Move-in Guide.  

Please visit the COVID-19 Policies website for information on the immunization policy and more information regarding COVID-19 policies and safety measures. 

Inquiries regarding a waiver of the immunization requirements for religious or medical reasons can be emailed to Assistant Dean of Students, Michael Votava, at mvotava@alaska.edu.

Information on Meningococcal Disease

The State of Alaska requires all post-secondary educational institutions to provide information about meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccine to all students who intend to reside in campus housing and requires that the student indicate that they have either been vaccinated against the disease or have received information about it.

The meningococcal vaccine is required for residential students under the age of 21. Although it is not required for students 21 or older, it is highly recommended.

  • Meningococcal disease:
    Is a serious illness that can cause death within a few hours of onset; one in 10 cases is fatal, and one in seven survivors of the illness is left with severe disability.
  • Is a contagious but also largely preventable infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid surrounding the brain;
  • Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in campus housing are at a moderately increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease; and
  • Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the illness