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 11.

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.


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




View the archived webstream now.



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



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




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.



Campus facility hours

Bookstore, Constitution Hall
Friday, May 9 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 CLOSED

Rasmuson Library
Coming soon!

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

Wood Center
Friday, May 9 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 10 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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