Dear APU community,
Quyana (thank you) for your commitment to keeping each other and our community safe during the Fall term. Responding to the pandemic has required many adjustments, and your adaptability and resilience are very much appreciated.
Cases are climbing in Alaska during the early days of winter and, after thoughtful consideration, it has become clear that we must extend our pandemic response into the Spring. Our Spring programs will look very similar to our Fall term. Campus will stay open, but access to campus buildings will require an APU ID. We will again offer most courses through distance delivery, and we will continue working with individual students to address access concerns. We will be reviewing each course over the next few weeks to determine the delivery format and will have full course information available for the Spring advising and registration period.
As a reminder, you can review our Campus Reopening Plan for specific details on our operating plan. This is a working document, and it remains relevant for the Spring term. The plan was written with input from public health experts and is available here. Key points – like washing your hands, wearing a mask, maintaining distance, and limiting social circles – are especially important, regardless of where you live.
We will continue monitoring the situation in Alaska and responding accordingly. I am confident we can continue our procedures and provide another strong semester this Spring. We are a creative, caring, and resilient community, and I am so impressed by your efforts this Fall.
Quyana for all you do for APU,
Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson
Alaska Pacific University