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.

Residential Safety Features and Services

Residence Life takes seriously our role in providing residents a safe environment to live in while attending UAA. The following measures have been taken as part of this effort:

  • Security Cameras: security cameras are placed throughout the residential campus, including in residence hall lobbies, parking lots, and the Gorsuch Commons. These cameras are monitored by the University Police Department who respond as needed when an issue is seen on the cameras.
  • Key Card Access and Pin Numbers: Access to residential facilities is managed by the student’s Wolfcard, including a pin number unique to each resident. Students living in the residence halls must swipe their Wolfcard to gain access to the lobby, again to access the wings or elevator, and then one final time including their pin number to access their suite and individual bedroom. Students living in the apartments must swipe their Wolfcard including their pin number to access their apartment and individual bedroom. Any student living on campus can access the residence hall lobbies, but only students of a particular building can access the wings or elevator where the suites are located without a host. Residents should never share their pin numbers with anyone else.
  • University Police Department (UPD): UAA is fortunate to have a department of sworn police officers who practice community policing to promote safety and trust. UPD performs frequent patrols of residential campus and respond as quickly as possible to calls for service. 
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training: RAD classes are offered periodically by the University Police Department (UPD) to teach women basic defense skills. For more information about the training and opportunities to participate, please visit UPD’s website. 
  • Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT): C-CERT is a program overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aimed at creating teams of individuals in communities across the country trained in basic emergency response in order to assist first responders in the event of a large-scale emergency on our campus. Residence Life actively participates in the C-CERT program and re-trains staff, when possible, on a bi-annual basis. 
  • Emergency Call Boxes: UAA has a number of blue emergency call boxes, strategically placed throughout the residential campus, that can be used to contact first-responders in the event of an emergency. 
  • UAA Call Team: residents have access to the UAA Call Team, which offers a range of services such as walking safety escorts, emergency locates, and jumpstarts. For a full list of services and hours, please visit the UAA Call Team website. 
  • Fire Drills: each semester, residents can expect a fire drill to occur to make sure the fire safety equipment is working and residents understand what to do when the fire alarm is activated. Residents are required to quickly exit the building every time the fire alarm is activated and remain at least 50 feet away from the building until the all clear sign is given by first responders. Residents who remain in the building more than 3 minutes after the fire alarm is initiated may be subject to allegations of charges under the UAA Student Code of Conduct. Residence Life staff also enter a random selection of rooms during fire drills to inspect suites for policy compliance.