Congratulations! We look forward to seeing you at the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2018. 

For questions related to honors, graduation status and commencement, try the Graduation Services chat at, call 474-7500 or stop by on the first floor, Signers' Hall.

Before Commencement

1. Apply for Graduation


Feb. 15 is the deadline for early application with a $50 fee. The deadline for late application is March 15 with an $80 fee. Apply for summer graduation by June 15 ($50 fee). Complete information about applying for graduation can be found at


More information coming soon.


Graduation fees

An application for graduation and nonrefundable fee must be filed with the Office of the Registrar during the semester you plan to graduate.

Caps, gowns and invitations are not included in the graduation fee and must be purchased separately. Contact the bookstore at 907-474-6858.


Graduation with honors

Final grades aren’t calculated until after commencement, but for the ceremony we do identify students who meet preliminary requirements and who would make honors if they earn all A's as graduating with honors. These “potential honors” will be printed in the commencement program and announced when the degree candidate's name is read. Final determination of honors will be made after all grades have been received and your true GPA calculation has been determined. Honors are designated on the diploma and on your UAF transcript.

The Faculty Senate rules for graduating with honors is at


Disability information

Service dogs are welcome to the Carlson Center for the 2017 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.

If a graduating student requires special seating, a large print program, an enhanced audio unit or other assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Disability Services, at 907-474-5655 or

If a guest has similar needs, please also email

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