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Message from Chancellor Caulfield

July 16, 2019

Dear UAS students:

As UAS Chancellor I want you to know that our university is open for business and is focused on your success as a student. Summer classes are in full swing and we’re gearing up for fall semester classes that start on August 26. We have every expectation that UAS classes will go forward as planned for the fall. And we just received the very positive news that UAS’ accreditation was fully reaffirmed by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities.

Most of you know about the budget challenges facing the university, and continuing efforts by the legislature and university leaders to work with the governor on a sustainable path forward. I encourage you to continue sharing your views about the importance of a UAS education with legislators.

As Chancellor, I realize that this continuing uncertainty about the university’s budget and the scholarship funding can be unsettling. I ask for your patience as we work through these challenges. If you have questions about registration or your classes, please reach out to us so that we can assist you. Call (907) 796-6100 UAS Admissions Office.

Your educational success is our foremost goal here at UAS. I commend you for pursuing your educational goals and look forward to celebrating your achievements in the future.


Rick Caulfield

Welcome to the University of Alaska Southeast!

Yak’éi haat yigoodí!

It is good that you have come! [Tlingit]

The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) offers a rich learning environment for all students—whether on one of our beautiful campuses in Southeast Alaska or as an eLearning student in your home community. At UAS our focus is on student learning enhanced by faculty scholarship, undergraduate research and creative activities, community engagement, and the cultures and environment of Southeast Alaska. At a time when higher education costs are rising nationally, we offer a high-value personalized college experience at reasonable cost.

UAS is a regional university with campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. This is the cultural homeland for the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples who have lived here for generations. Our region’s economy is based on fishing, tourism, mining, and government services—including Alaska’s state capital in Juneau. Our communities are small in size but rich in the arts, music, and theatre, and in opportunities to enjoy the magnificent Tongass coastal temperate rainforest.

As a UAS student you can enjoy living in Juneau campus housing, take classes close to home in the Ketchikan or Sitka campus, or enroll from your home in online degree programs. This is a great place for a quality undergraduate education and for interdisciplinary research. We specialize in highly-engaging educational experiences: internships, field-based learning, and study-abroad opportunities. And, we have a proud tradition of meeting our community college mission—offering programs in healthcare, fisheries and maritime industries, mine training, and construction technology.

No matter what program you’re in you’ll experience personalized, highly-engaging education with small classes and outstanding faculty. Yak’éi haat yigoodí! Welcome to UAS, where your success is our goal!

Rick Caulfield


Chancellor Rick Caulfield

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