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April 4, 2023

                                                                                             Daylight: 13:56:53

Four fast and furious weeks to go!


The final four weeks of the term are flying by. How are you doing? Are you swirling with school and spring and all the insanity of the season? Or, are you the calm in the storm?

Take a moment, re-center, plant both feet and check your plan. For most of you, the last day of instruction is three weeks from this Friday, April 28. Commencement is the following Saturday, May 6. These are the final laps of the long race of the 2022/2023 academic year. Take care of yourself, stick to your routine, put in the time, and finish strong.

Here are a few things to think about and attend to in the days ahead:

First, Financial Aid:

Financial aid may be available for summer classes. If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, you may receive additional Pell funds for summer classes. Want to know more? Check-in with a financial aid advisor, or submit a notification of summer enrollment form. The UAF Summer Scholarship application is available now. Make sure to apply before the April 14 deadline. Summer classes are a great way to keep up with or work ahead on your Alaska Performance Scholarship or UA Scholars eligibility criteria.

Second, register for summer and fall classes!

We have some amazing online summer classes with too many benefits to count - just see your advisor and get.it.done. Here is a schedule for some pop-up advising events around UAF. Here’s an excerpt for this week at Troth Yeddha’ Campus: 

April 4 - April 7

  • When? Monday through Friday (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

  • Where? The top of Dine49 Wood Center stairs


  • When? Monday and Thursday nights  (6 - 8 p.m.)

  • Where? Moore-Bartlett-Skarland Complex (MBS)

If you register on or before May 5, 2023 (for 9+ credits for undergrad students and 6+ credits for graduate students), you'll be entered in the Registration Week Parking Pass Giveaway. Win a Fall 2023 parking pass, t-shirts and other Nanook gear.

Also, complete your UA Title IX Training. This is another important thing. This time of year, there are many. Get them done and summer will be a green and pleasant land without worry our weight (as far as getting ready for fall is concerned!). 

Here’s one more thing; wherever you are, get outside. Get some fresh air, get some sun, and move your body. Enjoy the daylight - we are awash in daylight now with 14+ hours each day. Take care of yourself and be at peace. This year of your college education is nearly behind you - you are doing amazing! 

What can we do better to help you during these dwindling days? Let me know at obguthrie@alaska.edu.

— Owen Guthrie, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management.


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