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 10.

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 Ave., Fairbanks.

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



Watch streaming video of the commencement ceremony beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, May 10, 2015.


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 8    7:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
Rasmuson Library
   Friday, May 8    7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10    CLOSED
UA Museum of the North
   Friday, May 8   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   9 a.m.-5 p.m.
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
Wood Center    
   Friday, May 8   7 a.m.-10 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   10 a.m.-5 p.m.
   Sunday, May 10   10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wood Center Pub  
   Friday, May 8   12 p.m.-1:15 a.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
Arctic Java  
   Friday, May 8   7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
   Sunday, May 10   10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
   Monday, May 11   7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dine 49   
   Friday, May 8   7 a.m.-8 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
   Monday, May 11   CLOSED
Campus Cache  
   Friday, May 8   7 a.m.-12 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   12 p.m.-12 a.m.
   Sunday, May 10   12 p.m.-8 p.m.
   Monday, May 11   9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Book & Brew   
   Friday, May 8   7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
   Monday, May 11   CLOSED
CTC Cafe 
   Friday, May 8   7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
   Monday, May 11   CLOSED
M3 Cafe  
   Friday, May 8   7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
   Monday, May 11   CLOSED
West Ridge Cafe
   Friday, May 8   8 a.m.-3 p.m.
   Saturday, May 9   CLOSED
   Sunday, May 10   CLOSED
   Monday, May 11   CLOSED

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