Ceremonies & celebrations

The University of Alaska Fairbanks honored the Class of 2023 during its 101st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.


Schedule of events

Date / Location Description of event

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

April 25
Community and Technical College, 6 p.m.

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

May 2, 1:30 p.m.
May 4
Murie Building auditorium, 5 p.m.
  • Honors College Graduation Ceremony
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 11 a.m.-noon
May 5
Davis Concert Hall, 5 p.m.
  • Recognition of honorary degree and award recipients

May 5
The Pub
  • Grad Bash
    (Must be 21+ to attend)

May 6
Carlson Center, 1 p.m.

May 6
Davis Concert Hall, 5 p.m.

  • Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 11

  • Northwest Campus (Nome) commencement

May 12

  • Chukchi Campus (Kotzebue) 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 was streamed on Facebook and YouTube

Seating and accessibility