UAF on Alert


Classes to resume Thursday, Oct. 1 

Updated 9/30/15  11:05 p.m.

Fairbanks- and North Pole-area classes at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and UAF Community and Technical College will resume normal schedules on Thursday, Oct. 1, unless otherwise announced. 

Dining options on Wednesday, Sept. 30

 Updated 9/29/15  9:41p.m.

Dine 49, Arctic Java and Campus Cache will be open regular hours Wednesday. Other campus dining locations will be closed, due to class cancellation and reduced staffing levels.

Classes canceled, campus open Wednesday, Sept. 30

Updated 9/29/15  6:49 p.m.

Due to heavy snow, power outages and road conditions, all University of Alaska Fairbanks classes in the Fairbanks and North Pole areas are canceled on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Fairbanks campus and the UAF Community and Technical College will remain open. 

In addition, CTC classes at 604 Barnette Street and the Hutchison Building are canceled on Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday, UAF and UA statewide employees should use their own judgment about whether it is safe for them to travel to work. Those who cannot make it to campus safely should stay home and may claim personal safety administrative leave on their time sheets. Employees who are already out on other scheduled leave, such as annual or sick leave, should use that leave instead of administrative leave.

Students with specific questions, such as those at practicum sites, should communicate directly with their instructors and practicum supervisors.

Classes will resume Thursday. For additional information and updates, visit or call 474-7UAF (7823).

Classes at Hutchison canceled for the evening of Sept. 29

Updated 9/29/15  5:59 p.m.

Due to a power outage, UAF Community and Technical College classes at the Hutchison Building are canceled for the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 29. Employees and students should check on Wednesday morning for the status of Wednesday classes.

Classes at 604 Barnette Street canceled for the evening of Sept. 29

Updated 9/29/15  5:16 p.m.

Due to a power outage, all UAF Community and Technical College classes at the 604 Barnette Street location are canceled for the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 29. Employees and students should check on Wednesday morning for the status of Wednesday classes.

National Weather Service issues winter storm warning

Updated 9/28/15  6 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Middle Tanana Valley beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday. The forecast is calling for up to 12 inches of snow through Wednesday morning. Drivers are urged to allow extra time to reach destinations and reduce speeds. 

For additional weather information, visit the National Weather Service online at

Information on road conditions is available online at

This website will offer access to current information about emergencies at UAF. During an emergency or crisis, information may be provided in several ways:
  • Text messages to your cell phone via Blackboard Connect. 
  • Alertus computer desktop message
  • Alertus emergency alert beacons
  • Loudspeakers
  • Email 
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter:
  • UAF's online emergency information site:
  • Local news radio and/or television broadcasts
  • Telephone text and voice messages
  • Verbal updates from building coordinators
  • UAF recorded hotline at 907-474-7UAF (7823)

Campus closures

  • View the UAF policy on emergency campus closures here.

Media inquiries

  • Refer reporters to UAF public affairs staff or designated spokesperson for information in an emergency:
    • Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, 907-474-7902 or
    • UAF Marketing and Communications, 907-474-6281.

Safety Seconds

Seconds count. Take a few seconds to review the Emergency Response Guide. It's information that could save your life.

In addition, the following resources offer specific safety information:

Unsafe condition, accident or injury reporting


Online Incident Reporting button

You can report any of the following incidents:

  • UA Employee Injuries
  • Non-Employee Injuries (Including Students)
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Damaged Property
  • Damaged Vehicles

Employees and students
Update your information.

Students and employees can click this button to visit UAOnline and update their information. After logging in, click "Personal Information" and then "Manage your address, email and phone information." 
Please make sure you enter a cell phone number in the correct field to receive text messages about emergencies and extreme weather affecting campus.

Students and employees - If you wish to add additional contact information or customize the way you are contacted, go here.

Members of the public
Members of the public can also sign up for emergency and extreme weather alerts from UAF.
To sign up, visit

Various local public safety agencies also share emergency information via Nixle. To sign up to receive real-time emergency alerts, important advisories, community updates and traffic information via the web, e-mail or text to your cell phone visit