Graduating student information

Apply for graduation

To participate in the May 16, 2010 commencement ceremony, you must have have met all the academic requirements and submitted your application before the deadline. If you have questions about your graduation status, contact Graduation Services at 907-474-7523 or 907-474-6177, e-mail or stop by the office in 102 Signers' Hall.

Graduation Services
Registrar's Office
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 757495
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7495


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Graduation fees

An application for graduation and non-refundable fee must be filed with the Registrar's Office during the semester you plan to graduate. If you file your application by the published deadline, the graduation application fee is $50. If you miss that deadline, you still may submit an application for graduation by the published late deadline. The late deadline fee is $80. Applications for graduation filed after the late deadline are processed for graduation the following semester. Students who apply for graduation and who do not complete degree/certificate requirements by the end of the semester must reapply for graduation and pay the fee again.

Caps, gowns and invitations are not included in the graduation fee and must be purchased separately. Contact the bookstore at 907-474-6859.


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Caps, gowns and announcements may be purchased from the bookstore. The regalia pre-order period is Feb. 17 - March 17. If students miss the deadline for ordering, caps and gowns may be purchased from the bulk regalia order that normally arrives around the end of April; however, there is no guarantee the correct size will be available.

Announcements can be ordered anytime; please allow two weeks for receipt of order. Announcements and regalia must be paid for at the time the order is placed.

Contact 474-6858 for information about ordering.

Tip: On graduation day you may need bobby pins and safety pins; be sure to bring a small supply.
Tip: How to wear the Academic Hood


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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.

If a graduating student or a member of the audience requires special seating, a large print program, an enhanced audio unit or other assistance at the commencement ceremony, please contact Mary Matthews, Disability Services, at (907) 474-6158 or A sign interpreter will be seated onstage; inquire at a Carlson Center information table as to seating for best visibility.


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