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UAF will celebrate the Class of 2021 with an in-person celebration and graduate car parade on Saturday, May 1. There will be a condensed ceremony and graduate slides. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with your fellow graduates!

There will also be a virtual ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1. You can help make the moment special by encouraging the UAF community to come together online during the event.

It’s easy. Below are a few ideas.

Encourage your friends to participate by sharing the Facebook event. Download the graphics package to share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Be sure and use #uafgrad2021.

How to participate:

By April 5 — Don't miss this step!

  • Step 1 — locate the email with the subject line: Commencement 2021 - RSVP and record your name by April 5.
    • Log in using your unique link.
      There, you’ll choose the virtual ceremony, the drive-in celebration and graduate parade, or both.
    • Record your name.
      Regardless of the option you choose, you’ll need to login to Marching Order by midnight on April 5 to RSVP for either the in-person event or the virtual ceremony, and to ensure your name is pronounced correctly!

If you need help email

By April 15 — Don't miss this step!

  • Step 2 — Once you receive an email from StageClip, upload the items to customize your graphics.

    Submit your photo, personal quote and a short video. You’ll have until April 15 to complete this step. You may wear your cap and gown, but it’s not required. Photos and video messages will be reviewed, so be sure your submissions are in keeping with this type of event. Please visit the criteria if you have questions about photos and video.

    • Upload your graduation photo.

      Cap and gown is encouraged but not required.

    • Include a personal announcement.

      (Up to 150 words.)

    • Submit a short (8-10 second) video shot vertically, like a TikTok video. Don’t include music.

      This will give your family and friends a chance to hear directly from you during the virtual ceremony.

April 19-24

Grad Bash graphic

May 1

  • Join the kickoff celebration and graduate car parade Saturday morning.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with your fellow graduates. RSVP and tickets are required. See RSVP and ticket download and deadlines above.

  • Watch the virtual commencement ceremony at 4 p.m.

    Be sure to share this moment with your family, friends and the academic community. Visit the virtual ceremony site (Link coming soon!) where you can share or download your customized announcement with your friends and family on social media.

Ideas below. Be creative and have fun!

  • If you are graduating, you have reason to celebrate. From your first class to your last examination or successful dissertation, your time at UAF has led to this important milestone. Share your achievement with your friends and family by sharing the virtual ceremony time and date with the #uafgrad2021.

  • You are a part of Nanook Nation. Upload your (or your graduate’s) commencement photo and add the 2021 Commencement frame on Facebook. There are three frames to choose from: “UAF Graduate 2021,” “Congratulations Class of 2021” and “Class Ambassador.” 

  • Where are you going from here? Share what you plan to do after graduation using the tag #UAFgrad2021 or #NanookNation.

  • Show your GRADitude. Post a thank you note online for someone who helped you along the way.

  • Decorate your mortar board. If you’ve ordered a cap and tassel from the bookstore, host a decorating party on Zoom or decorate on your own. During the ceremony, there will be an address from a regent directing you to move your tassel indicating your commencement. Regalia can be purchased at the Bookstore  for a limited time. Please allow four weeks for delivery.  Please email for additional information.

  • Share your UAF experience on Instagram. Use the graphic in our tool kit or consider sharing memories of your time at UAF. What’s on your top nine moments at UAF? (Try something similar to Instagram’s year-in-review Top Nine Consider sharing your research, your work, your unforgettable roommates and great times on campus.

Consider creating a virtual watch party with your friends and family. If you’re not graduating, congratulate someone who is. Use #UAFgrad2021 in all your Twitter and Instagram posts.

  • Share your graphics package. When your name is announced, share your animated graphic from the website (URL will come later) with your friends and family. At the site, you can search for your slide and share it with your family and friends.

  • Create your own balloon drop or confetti celebration and share on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

  • Cupcake reception. Make UAF cupcakes for yourself or your graduate to celebrate the day in lieu of the usual cupcake reception hosted by the UAF Alumni Association.

Facebook photo frame 1 - 2021 class ambassador
Facebook photo frame sample 1

Facebook photo frame 4 - Class of 2021 Grad
Facebook photo frame sample 2

Facebook photo frame 2 - Class of 2021
Facebook photo frame sample 3

Facebook photo frame 3 - Congratulations Class of 2021
Facebook photo frame sample 4

Not graduating?
You can still join the fun and support our graduates.

  • Offer your congratulations online.When you post on Instagram or Twitter and using the hashtag #UAFgrad2021, it will appear on the virtual commencement ceremony online.

  • Download and post the Facebook frame with your graduate’s photo, or add other graphic elements on your social media channels and in your email signatures to support the Class of 2020.