A Message from President Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson
Dear APU community,
We know many of you are excited to return to campus, to return to Alaska, and to return to some form of normalcy as the new school year begins. The pandemic remains a concern in Alaska, especially in the Municipality of Anchorage. An honest assessment shows we must reconsider our approach to reopening campus. We have reviewed the Campus Reopening Plan, and we have determined it is in the best interest of APU and our community partners to revise our plans for the Fall semester.
With the exception of a few classes that require on-campus or field-based instruction, APU will now move all courses, including intensives, to distance delivery for the Fall semester.
We still plan to reopen campus on a limited basis. Housing and dining services will be available to students. Campus offices will continue to function through a mix of distance-delivered services and on-campus staffing. Computer labs on campus and at the library will be available to facilitate online learning. But in order for any on-campus activities to continue, we must require all students, employees, and visitors to follow protocols to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus. Wear masks in indoor spaces, maintain distance from others, and follow cleaning instructions.
Please take time to read our new campus protocols and share them with classmates, colleagues and others at APU. The full plan is available on this website, along with frequently asked questions. I encourage you to read it in full and understand what will be required of each of us in order for campus to reopen.
We must all commit to maintaining the health and safety of the APU community, our families, and our neighbors. We are excited to begin the Fall semester and recognize our shared responsibility to follow public health protocols to maintain a viable and vibrant learning community. We will continue to update APU students, faculty, students and their families, and our community partners as the academic year progresses.
Quyana for all you do for APU,
Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson
Alaska Pacific University
Last Update: 7/28/20