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UAS Connect is the NEW events and clubs source for all things UAS. Customize your experience with Single Sign-On, the same user/password for all your UA accounts.
New/Current Students: use UAS Connect for student resources, clubs and groups, student activities, and more.
Faculty/Staff: use UAS Connect to post events, organize groups, and more.

UAS Connect is the Official Campus Community Platform of UAS.

UAS: The Heart of Alaska's Ocean Economy

Maritime, Mariculture, and Marine Science: UAS takes full advantage of our coastal campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka for leading-edge programs centered around the sea. If salt water runs through your veins, UAS offers academic and career paths to get you there. 

UAS Fall Lecture Series

Evening at Egan

Wide-ranging topics in the areas of science, sociology, arts, literature, politics, history and more. Lectures will be in-person and live streamed from the Egan Library on the Juneau Campus. Lectures are free and open to the public.  All lectures begin at 7 p.m. thumbnail

Earn Your Degree Online

The University of Alaska Southeast offers online learning options that fit around your life­ and within your budget.

How to Pay for College

Make a Plan to Pay for College

Planning out how to pay for college when you don't know where to start can feel overwhelming. Check out our short animated overview of the process and remember—you don't have to figure it out alone! Our financial aid advisors are here to help your path to any college of your choice.

Spike the Whale, a UAS Tradition

Did you know Spike wasn't always Spike? In 1980, the University of Alaska Juneau selected a humpback whale to be their mascot. But it wasn't until 1987 that students decided on the name "Spike"! Spike has had a few early versions over the years until their final, some say iconic, incarnation.

Learn more about UAS's go-with-the-flow mascot, Spike!

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Campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, & Sitka

Stylized map of Juneau Auke Bay campus

UAS has campuses in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. The UAS Juneau campus, located on Auke Bay, offers students residential housing and the campus life experience. UAS Sitka and Ketchikan campuses offer classrooms and specialized training facilities. View tour videos and schedule an in-person or virtual campus tour from one of our friendly representatives.

UAS Campus Information and Tours

Campus Events Calendar

Includes events open to the public as well as important academic calendar dates. For other events, please see our calendar page for student, alumni, and recreation center activities.

UAS in the News

Ocean Gardeners: Why Whale Poop Matters Now More Than Ever

Whales play a crucial role in our ecosystem. Learn about the fascinating concept of whale pumps, how whale poop sustains marine life and its impact on climate change.

“We know whales help in nutrient recycling and they help to maintain healthy oceans,” says Heidi Pearson, a marine biologist at the University of Alaska Southeast and the principal investigator for Bloch’s research project.

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Aparna Palmer begins her tenure as UAS chancellor: ‘We don’t want to be a hidden gem’

Dr. Aparna Palmer took over as chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast earlier this month. Palmer will manage Southeast campuses in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan.

Palmer outlined her goals during an appearance on Juneau afternoon. She said she hopes to increase the visibility of UAS after the pandemic, with a focus on student recruitment.

“We don’t want to be a hidden gem,” she said. “We want to be that visible, shining gem that is present in the minds’ of all Alaskans, and also has a presence in the Lower 48.”

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A fairy forest pops up in downtown Juneau every year – but we can’t tell you when

If they were lucky, Juneau residents wandering the Behrends neighborhood may have stumbled upon something magic last week. Every year, a fairy forest pops up ever so briefly along Evergreen Avenue.

These designs are all the handiwork of Sarah Neicko, a University of Alaska Southeast professor of behavioral health. She was inspired to make a fairy forest when she bought her house 5 years ago.

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