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University of Alaska Southeast

The University of Alaska Southeast is a public, four year university that is part of the University of Alaska System. The main campus is located in Juneau, Alaska and the university has extended campuses in Sitka and Ketchikan. The University of Alaska Southeast is abbreviated as UA Southeast, Alaska Southeast, or UAS.

About

History

UAS was established on July 1, 1987 with the restructuring and consolidation of the former University of Alaska Juneau, Ketchikan Community College, and Islands Community College (Sitka).

Education

UAS has three academic schools:

  • the School of Arts and Sciences
  • the School of Career Education
  • the School of Education

Research

UAS supports a wide array of collaborative research activities, including partnerships with the:

  • Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center
  • Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
  • Alaska Climate Science Center
  • Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
  • Alaska Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
  • UAS Spatial Ecosystem Analysis Lab (SEALAB)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Career

The Juneau campus Career Services Office is located in the lower level of the Mourant Building. Our Career Services Coordinator assists students at all three of our campuses with career exploration, resume development, cover letter composition, interviewing skills, and ‘how to conduct an effective job search.’ 

Services

Student services

Student Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Services
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Services
  • Exchange and Study Abroad Opportunities
  • Food Service
  • Health Services (Juneau)
  • Housing
  • Native and Rural Student Center (Juneau)
  • New Student Orientation
  • Student Activities
  • Student Resource Center
  • Veterans Services

Housing services

The living and learning environment of Student Housing can be a source of further support, social connection, and personal development for students seeking a comprehensive college experience.

The UAS Juneau campus offers a variety of on-campus housing options, all convenient to class locations, campus services, and recreational opportunities. Students are encouraged to explore the many benefits of living on campus.

Library services

Egan Library’s current collection includes 132,000 print volumes and about 139,000 ebooks. The library maintains a small number of print journal subscriptions including Alaska-specific journals, magazines, and newspapers. We rely on 121 databases to provide online full-text access to over 30,000 ejournals and other electronic resources. 

ICT services

The Egan Library provides and facilitates the use of technologies such as laptop computers, printers, and eReaders to support study and research. The facility includes both individual and group study spaces in addition to conference rooms, many of which are equipped with technology that assists students in developing media presentations and engaging in e-Learning activities.

Medical services

The UAS Health Clinic is located on the lower level of the Mourant Building.Available services include physical examinations, reproductive health, STI testing and contraceptive options. The UAS Health Center can treat minor injuries and illnesses, prescribe medications when necessary, and works closely with community health care resources to extend your care options.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Alaska Southeast’s main campus is located in Juneau. The majority of the campus lies between Auke Bay and Auke Lake. The campus consists of classrooms, studios, teaching and research labs, the Anderson Science building (North Pacific Marine Lab), the William A. Egan Library, housing, the Student Recreation Center (Charles Gamble Jr.-Donald Sperl Joint Use Facility), a bookstore, and office and administrative spaces. UAS also has a Technical Education Center, located in downtown Juneau, which consists of technical, construction and mechanical labs, a mine simulator, and classroom and office space.

Accreditation

UAS is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, United States

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