Online Directory Update Reminders


The online directory contains information about departments, faculty, and staff at the University of Alaska (UA). In addition to the information commonly found in telephone books, this directory also contains information such as university email addresses and links to personal web pages, if they exist.

In order to ensure information is updated on a periodic basis, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) IT Services sends out reminder notices at the beginning of Spring, and Fall semesters to all UAA departments, as well as staff, faculty, and adjunct faculty currently employed by the UAA. Employees may use the self-service feature of the Online Directory to update their primary department affiliation, title, office building, room number, fax number, and other information.



Some types of phishing emails ask you to click on a link to open a web page for "validating", or "updating" your information. These emails can be disguised as appearing from an email address, with links appearing to be a valid website, but they actually open a non-UAA affiliated website. Clicking on these links may inflict a "drive-by" infection on your computer, causing your personal information to be compromised and computer damaged.

When in doubt about the authenticity of an email, and any included website address(es), it is always a safer course of action to not click it! The UAA Online Directory can be reached at the following address:

If you are concerned that the UAA Directory Update notification you received may be a phishing attempt please feel free to contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at


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Individual Directory Update Reminder

The notification email message you receive will contain the information that is published.


UAA Online Directory Email notification Individual example



Departmental Directory Update Reminder

Directory update reminders for departments will be sent to the department's currently listed manager, if they are an active employee, as well as any directory delegates that are active employees. In cases where a published department listing does not have a unit leader assigned, or one without an active UAA employee role, and no active department directory delegates, a notification will be sent to the unit leader of the parent unit. The notification email message these individuals receive contains the information that is published about the department.


UAA Directory Update reminder notification for department


Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime by Requesting Support for the Online Directory service. Support Requests are worked by Priority based on the Impact and Urgency of need as well as the order they are received by the IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact IT page for ways to contact the appropriate support group.

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