March 26, 2021

TO:                  Provost Prakash and Vice Chancellors Champagne, La Belle-Hamer, Queen and Stern
FROM:          Daniel M. White, Chancellor
RE:                  Classroom Capacity Lifts

Per our discussion in Core Cabinet, UAF plans to be in Phase D or Phase E by Fall 2021. As such, we are planning for full occupancy in the residence halls and in classrooms. This has been communicated in the Cornerstone for the past two weeks.  

Would you please alert your relevant departments who are not already aware that our planning assumption is that UAF classrooms will be returned to full capacity and full occupancy for the fall semester. I understand that decisions need to be made shortly from a class planning and scheduling standpoint. We will, of course, closely monitor the COVID situation throughout the summer, including CDC, State of Alaska, and UA System guidance and make alternate plans if required to do so.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.