Ceremonies & celebrations

The University of Alaska Fairbanks honored the Class of 2024 during its 102nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.


Schedule of events

Date Time Location Description of event
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 4- 6 p.m. Wood Center ballroom Graduation Fair
Saturday, April 13, 2024 noon-2 p.m. Wood Center ballroom Lavender Graduation
Saturday, April 27, 2024 1-3 p.m. Wood Center ballroom

Combined CTC Trailblazer Recognition & UAF First-Gen Cording Ceremony

Please join us for the 2024 UAF First-Generation Cording Ceremony which will be held on Saturday, April 27th at 1 p.m. in the Carol Brown Ballroom, where we will recognize students who are the first in their family to receive a college credential! First-Generation baccalaureate students will receive teal cords while Trailblazer students (who are receiving two-year, associates, professional certificates and occupational endorsements) will receive orange cords. Please RSVP by April 19th and be sure to bring your family to share in the festivities! Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Thursday, May 2, 2024 5:30 p.m. Murie 104 Honors College Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 3, 2024 11 a.m. Davis Concert Hall Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 3, 2024 5:30 p.m. Davis Concert Hall Honoree Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 3, 2024 7-9 p.m. UAF Pub Grad Bash
Saturday, May 4, 2024 1 p.m. Carlson Center UAF Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 4, 2024 5 p.m. Davis Concert Hall Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 1:30 p.m. Bethel Kuskokwim Campus Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 9, 2024   Nome Northwest Campus Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2024   Kotzebue Chukchi Campus Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2024   Dillingham Bristol Bay Commencement Ceremony


Photos and video

The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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.

Seating and accessibility