Ceremonies & celebrations

UAF’s 101st commencement is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the Carlson Center. There will be one ceremony this year.

The deadline for students to apply for graduation is Feb. 1, 2023; late deadline of March 1, 2023.

Additional information is coming. Email uaf-commencement-team@alaska.edu for more information.


Schedule of events

Date / Location Description of event

April 8
Wood Center ballroom, noon-2 p.m.

  • Lavender Graduation


  • Trailblazer Recognition Ceremony

April 29
Wood Center ballroom, 2-4 p.m. 

  • First-Gen Cord Ceremony
April 29
The Pub, Wood Center
  • Grad Bash
    Must be 21+ to attend. 
May 4
  • Kuskokwim Campus (Bethel) commencement
    (in-person and streaming)
May 4
Murie Auditorium, 5 p.m.
  • Honors College Graduation Ceremony
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
    (by invitation only)
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 5 p.m.
  • Recognition of honorary degree and award recipients
    (by invitation only)

May 6
Davis Concert Hall, 4 p.m.

  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 11

  • Northwest Campus (Nome) commencement

May 12

  • Chuckchi Campus (Kotzebue) commencement

May 13

  • Bristol Bay Campus (Dillingham) commencement


Photos and video


Grad Images will take professional photos as graduates cross the stage. Photos are available for purchase, and proofs and package options will be sent to the student following the ceremony. The family photo area will also be available for quick photos of graduates as they exit the stage.


The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Live captioning will be provided.

Seating and accessibility