Ceremonies & celebrations

UAF’s 101st commencement is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Carlson Center. There will be one ceremony this year.

Students who applied for graduation need to also confirm attendance at the ceremony via the RSVP form by April 15. There, students will also record the pronunciation of their name. Seating is set by the number of students who have indicated they will be there, so students must confirm attendance.

Additional information is coming. Email uaf-commencement-team@alaska.edu for more information.


Schedule of events

Date / Location Description of event

April 8
Wood Center ballroom, noon-2 p.m.

April 25
Community and Technical College, 6 p.m.

April 29
Wood Center ballroom, 2-4 p.m. 

April 29
The Pub, Wood Center
  • Grad Bash
    Must be 21+ to attend. 
May 2, 1:30 p.m.
  • Kuskokwim Campus (Bethel) commencement
    (in-person and streaming)
May 4
Murie Building auditorium, 5 p.m.
  • Honors College Graduation Ceremony
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
    (by invitation only)
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 5 p.m.
  • Recognition of honorary degree and award recipients
    (by invitation only)
May 5
The Pub
  • Grad Bash
    (Must be 21+ to attend)

May 6
Carlson Center, 1 p.m.

  • UAF Commencement Ceremony

May 6
Davis Concert Hall, 4 p.m.

  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 11

  • Northwest Campus (Nome) commencement

May 12

  • Chukchi Campus (Kotzebue) commencement

May 13

  • Bristol Bay Campus (Dillingham) commencement


Photos and video


Grad Images will take professional photos as graduates cross the stage. Photos are available for purchase, and proofs and package options will be sent to the student following the ceremony. The family photo area will also be available for quick photos of graduates as they exit the stage.


The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Live captioning will be provided.

Seating and accessibility