Graduating student information

Apply for graduation

To participate in the May 15, 2011 commencement ceremony, you must have have met all the academic requirements and submitted your application before the deadline. If you have questions about your graduation status, contact Graduation Services at 907-474-7523 or 907-474-6177, e-mail or stop by the office in 102 Signers' Hall.

Graduation Services
Office of Admissions and the Registrar
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757495
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7495


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Graduation fees

An application for graduation and non-refundable fee must be filed with the Office of Admissions and the Registrar during the semester you plan to graduate. If you file your application by the published deadline, the graduation application fee is $50. If you miss that deadline, you still may submit an application for graduation by the published late deadline. The late deadline fee is $80. Applications for graduation filed after the late deadline are processed for graduation the following semester. Students who apply for graduation and who do not complete degree/certificate requirements by the end of the semester must reapply for graduation and pay the fee again.

Caps, gowns and invitations are not included in the graduation fee and must be purchased separately. Contact the bookstore at 907-474-6859.


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Spring 2011 commencement will find all students wearing caps and gowns made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles!

Fewer plastic bottles will be choking our landfills because for every UAF student walking at commencement, averages of 23 plastic bottles were used to manufacture their cap and gown. In the latest effort to go green on campus, the new line of graduation wear -- named GreenWeaver-- is made of fabric spun from molten plastic pellets. With some 60 million plastic bottles going into U.S. landfills every day, UAF is helping to turn trash into keepsakes.

Cap and gown orders can be placed online at

Last day to place an order is April 5, 2011. You can pick up and pay for your regalia at your UAF bookstore.

To order announcements or to get additional information please contact the UAF bookstore

Tip: On graduation day you may need bobby pins and safety pins; be sure to bring a small supply.
Tip: How to wear the Academic Hood


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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.

If a graduating student or a member of the audience requires special seating, a large print program, an enhanced audio unit or other assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Mary Matthews, Disability Services, at 907-474-5655 or A sign interpreter will be seated onstage; inquire at a Carlson Center information table as to seating for best visibility.


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