Fall 2020 Expectations at UAS
UAS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors as we start a new academic year during COVID-19. We will be implementing modifications to our regular operations. Check back regularly for updates.
Currently, UAS campuses are mostly closed to the public and most services are offered remotely. We plan to re-open our campuses in August.
On-Campus Housing in Juneau
On-campus housing is limited for Fall 2020. Placements will be made by July 20, 2020. If you have questions about housing, please contact the housing office directly at 907-796-6445 or visit the Housing webpage.
Face coverings are required when on campus. Every person must wear a face covering (mask, face shield, etc) that completely covers the person’s nose and mouth when the person cannot easily maintain a continuous distance of at least six feet from all other persons, or when in a shared enclosed room such as a classroom or lab. To see the full policy, view University of Alaska COVID-19 Information.
Fall Semester 2020 Schedule
Some classes have shifted from in-person to online, check the Class Schedule for more information.
In-person or Face-to-Face
This course will be taught in a classroom setting. Seating will be spaced to maintain social distance and everyone in the classroom will be required to wear a face covering. Instructors may remove their face covering if they are teaching behind a classroom shield.
Synchronous courses require attendance in scheduled class meetings (e.g., via audio conference, desktop video conference, or web conference). If your Face-to-Face course was changed to Online/Synchronous, you’ll know this because the course day(s) and time(s) will remain listed in your schedule and it will say "Distance Ed ELIVE".
In an asynchronous online course, students work on course material at a time of their choosing, within constraints provided by the instructor. For example, a threaded discussion might take place over the course of a week. These courses do not have a set meeting day(s) or time(s) listed in your schedule and it will say "Distance Ed Web".
Frequently Asked Questions
If a course is being offered face-to-face for the fall semester, you should plan to attend the course in-person. Alternatively, you can work with your advisor to find an online option or postpone that course to a future semester.
If you are feeling anxious about attending courses in-person, please work with your advisor to find online course options for the fall semester. Faculty are prepared to accommodate short-term absences from in-person classes, but will not be able to offer a full semester worth of curriculum online for a face-to-face course.
Yes. Please reach out to your faculty member to inform them of your situation. Faculty are back on contract August 10th, 2020.
If you miss a class session, contact your instructor to let them know so they can work with you to keep current or catch up. It is important to remember that if you miss too many class sessions, it might not be possible to make up the material. In these situations, it may be necessary to take an incomplete (if eligible) or withdraw from the course.