General information


For local accommodations and a listing of visitor services in the Fairbanks area, contact Explore Fairbanks at 907-456-5774, 800-327-5774 or visit it online at


Commencement will be held off-campus at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave., Fairbanks.

For information about locations of on-campus events and facilities, see the Fairbanks campus map.






Tickets are not required for the commencement ceremony nor is there a charge to attend. The Carlson Center opens to guests at noon on  Saturday, May 2, 2020.


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 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.

Service dogs are welcome to the Carlson Center for the UAF commencement. However, emotional support or assistance animals are not allowed inside the facility. Service animals are highly trained and must be providing a service during the event. 



Friday, May 3

Facility Hours
Bookstore 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Library 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Museum 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wood Center 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, May 4

Facility Hours
Bookstore 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. (at Carlson Center)
Library Noon-6 p.m.
Museum 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wood Center  10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, May 5

Facility Hours
Bookstore Closed
Library Closed
Museum Closed
 Wood Center 10 a.m.-5 p.m.