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UAS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors as we start a new academic year. We continue to implement modifications to our regular operations. Check back regularly for updates. Full policies and resources can be found at the UAS/UA COVID-19 Information site.

Alaska Civil Rights Day

Alaska Civil Rights Day Holiday

All UAS campuses will be closed excluding some services Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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NWC Art Classes and Degrees

Expand your cultural knowledge through art. The University of Alaska Southeast and Sealaska Heritage Institute have created a series of innovative Northwest Coast art classes and degree paths. Taught by expert Indigenous art instructors, students absorb cultural lessons while learning formline, carving, and Raven's Tail weaving techniques. Learn more about the creative and economic opportunities of Northwest Coast Arts. 

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New Scholarships in Marine Biology and Environmental Science

All Marine Biology and Environmental Science majors at UAS are invited to apply for one of multiple available awards. Coeur Alaska, Inc., owner and operator of the Kensington Mine, donated $300,000 to an endowed scholarship fund supporting UAS students majoring in Environmental Science or Marine Biology. The majority of the donation will be invested in the endowment fund for future scholarships, and the remaining $10,000 will be immediately available for awards.

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Learn and Live on the Juneau Campus

Take our 5 min. video tour and you’ll see our classroom spaces, housing facilities, library, recreation center, and learn all about what campus life has to offer. Want to learn more? Join an admissions counselor on a customized virtual tour and get all your questions answered about living on the UAS Juneau campus.

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New! Live Dock Cam

Enjoy live views of Auke Lake this summer and experience the beautiful UAS Juneau campus from wherever you are! UAS is in the process of adding several high definition 4k cameras to capture our spectacular mountain vistas from campus.

Whale necropsy

Science Spotlight: 4D Whale Necropsy

Most whale biologists spend their careers in boats getting a glimpse at whales only when they come up to the surface to breathe or occasionally to feed. Recently, a humpback whale was found dead near Sitka, Alaska. The UAS Whale Lab 3-D scanned the whale repeatedly starting with the initial discovery of the whale, through a full necropsy, and complete decomposition.

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Study Away and Exchange

Can’t decide whether to go to UAS or to college outside of Alaska? Do both! We make it easy with programs designed to accommodate exchanges. Want to study in Alaska? UAS is the perfect place for learning and adventure.

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UAS Welcomes Ironman in 2022

Ironman is coming to Juneau, Alaska, August 7, 2022! The University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus will serve as the venue for the famous international race, start to finish. The swimming leg will commence from our own Auke Lake dock. (live cam).

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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

Riverbend Elementary classes will move to nearby church during school repairs

Juneau’s Riverbend Elementary School will move classes from its flooded Mendenhall Valley school to a nearby church facility while repairs are underway. The University of Alaska Southeast has also offered up a classroom and its recreation center, according to the update.Read more

Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine Donates $300000 to UAS Student Scholarships

Coeur Alaska, Inc., owner and operator of the Kensington Mine, donated $300,000 to strengthen the Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine Environmental Science Award, an endowed scholarship fund supporting University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) students majoring in Environmental Science or Marine Biology.Read more

Melting glaciers may produce thousands of kilometers of new Pacific salmon habitat

Retreating glaciers in the Pacific mountains of western North America could produce around 6,150 kilometers of new Pacific salmon habitat by the year 2100, according to a new study. Researchers participated from the University of Alaska Southeast participated in the study.Read more