Faculty information

About this year's commencement

The drive-in celebration for graduates will take place in the Patty Center parking area the morning of May 1, followed by the parade around noon.

Graduates should have received an email from MarchingOrder prompting them to RSVP by April 5 and record their name so the announcer will pronounce it correctly. They also have the option to customize their slide by submitting a photo, a short video and personal message via the StageClip platform when they receive the email prompt.


How faculty can participate

Faculty will have a number of ways to celebrate this year’s graduates during this year’s commencement activities May 1.

Options include:

  • participating in the virtual ceremony faculty gauntlet by submitting a video
  • joining the online ceremony to congratulate students as their names are announced
  • cheering graduates along the parade route during the graduate car parade


RSVP and faculty gauntlet videos

Be sure to RSVP and submit your faculty gauntlet video by April 13.



Questions should be emailed to uaf-commencement-team@alaska.edu. For more information about commencement, including a graduate checklist and FAQ, visit the commencement website.