Dec. 11, 2020

Dear UAF community,

The fall 2020 semester is rapidly coming to a close, our second semester in a COVID-19-influenced environment. Faculty and staff came together this semester around providing access to education in a way not seen before, at least not in my 25 years at UAF. I am also very proud of the way students did not let COVID-19 prevent them from continuing their studies. Thank you!

Some much-needed time to rest and rejuvenate is now right around the corner. This midwinter break is a time of celebration for many, but no matter what you do during the break, I hope you celebrate the perseverance and community that is UAF. To those students who graduate this semester, congratulations and well done!

To everyone returning in the new year, there is much to look forward to. While there remain unknowns about the pandemic, what we do know is that Nanook Nation has proven resilient, committed to research and education, and committed to each other.

Happy holidays, and thank you for choosing UAF.

— Dan White, chancellor

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