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Jan. 10, 2022

Dear UAF students, staff and faculty,

Welcome to a new year! For many of us in Alaska, the winter break was filled with snow, and then more snow after that. But, it gave us the opportunity to help each other, whether it was helping to move snow, picking up a few groceries for a neighbor, or sharing information on road conditions. We saw our own UAF staff taking care of each of us over the break, putting in long hours making sure that pathways and roadways on campus were passable 24 hours a day. I know we will continue to see that helpful spirit throughout the semester that’s just started. 

As you know, some classes may be held virtually for the first two weeks. Please be patient as we settle into a new rhythm, and understand that it might take a while for everyone to make their way back home due to travel delays and minimize the impact of the latest COVID variant.

Keep an eye out for my COVID update that has been moved to Thursdays (once per month or more as needed). Even if you do not see a new update, know that your colleagues on the COVID business continuity team (formerly the operations support team) are at work daily preparing, planning and advising on COVID operations.

Stop by if you have a chance to cheer on your men’s or women’s basketball teams, men’s ice hockey, women’s swimming or coed skiing or rifle. Lots going on with some of the best collegiate athletes in the country. Go Nooks!

Thanks for choosing UAF.

— Dan White, chancellor


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