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Aug. 27, 2021

Dear UAF faculty and staff,

Welcome to the fall semester! I hope that whether you are in Alaska or Outside, you had a good summer, and I hope that as we end the first week of class, you are settling into a routine.

Thank you for working so hard to ensure that our university continues to offer a world-class education, cutting-edge research and important community service that we are known for around the world. In some cases, this past year has allowed us to develop new and innovative ways to do things even better than before. 

As I look around the Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ Campus and talk to those of you at our extended learning and research sites, I am encouraged by the energy, optimism and excitement that comes with the beginning of a new academic year. 

COVID-19 is still with us, but we are committed to making this academic year as smooth as possible. Please do your part by following COVID-19 safe practices like frequent hand washing, physical distancing and getting vaccinated. Of course, we also have our policies that are critical, such as the face coverings policy for all of UAF. We can all do our part to keep ourselves and each other healthy.

Thank you for your commitment to UAF and to our students.

Thank you for choosing UAF. 

— Dan White, chancellor


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