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 12.

A seating map of where graduating students will be sitting will be posted here soon.




Commencement will be held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Avenue, Fairbanks.

UAF in relation to the Carlson Center

For information about what is where on campus, see the online Fairbanks campus map.


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Stream Commencement online live during the ceremony. Webcast begins at 1:30 p.m. on May 12.



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


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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.

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


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Photography will be provided by Grad Images. Photos will be available for purchase from their website after the event. For more information, contact Grad Images at 800-261-2576.

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.


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Campus facility hours

Bookstore, Constitution Hall
Friday, May 10               7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 11           12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 12             CLOSED

Rasmuson Library
Friday, May 10              8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 11           CLOSED
Sunday, May 12             CLOSED

UA Museum of the North  
Friday, May 10               9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 11           9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 12             9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wood Center  
Friday, May 10               7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11           10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 12             10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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