General information

Seating map


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 13.

Download a PDF of the seating map where graduating students will be sitting.

Campus facilities hours

Bookstore, Constitution Hall 
UA Museum of the North  
Friday, May 117:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.Friday, May 119 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 1212 - 5 p.m.Saturday, May 129 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13CLOSEDSunday, May 139 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rasmuson Library Wood Center  
Friday, May 118 a.m. – 6 p.m.Friday, May 11 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12CLOSEDSaturday, May 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 13CLOSED Sunday, May 13 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Commencement will be held at the Carlson Center, 2010 Second Avenue, Fairbanks.

UAF in relation to the Carlson Center

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

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 Jolesch Photography. Photos will be available for purchase from their website after the event. For more information, contact Jolesch Photography at 800-565-3724.

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.

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