General information


Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony nor is there a charge to attend. A view of the graduates and the stage is excellent throughout the arena, but guests may wish to arrive early if they desire a particular seating area. The Carlson Center opens to guests at noon on Sunday, May 15.

[Seating chart]

View a PDF of the seating map of the Carlson Center.



Campus facilities hours

Bookstore, Constitution Hall

Friday, May 13               7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 14           10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15             CLOSED

Rasmuson Library
Friday, May 13               8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 14           CLOSED
Sunday, May 15             CLOSED

UA Museum of the North
Friday, May 13               9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 14           9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15             9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wood Center
Friday, May 13               7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 14           9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 15             10 a.m. - 5 p.m.




Commencement will be held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Avenue, Fairbanks. See the following links for more details.


Back to top


Visitor information

For local accommodations and a listing of visitor services in the Fairbanks area, contact the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-456-5774, 800-327-5774 or visit them online at


Back to top


Disability information

The University of Alaska Fairbanks strives to make its commencement ceremonies comfortable and accessible for all graduates and their guests regardless of physical needs.

Students or guests with special access needs, including an elevator, may park at the front of the Carlson Center.

For more information, contact Disability Services at:

P.O. Box 755580
Fairbanks, AK 99775
phone: 907-474-5655
TTY: 907-474-1827
fax: 907-474-5688


Back to top



Photography will be provided by Jolesch Photography. Photos will be available for purchase from their website after the event. For more information, contact Jolesch Photography at 800-565-3724.

Marketing and Communications' photographers will cover the event and selected images will be posted on this site in the commencement photo gallery. Contact for more information about any of these images.


Back to top

Back to Top