Seating & accessibility


Due to the COVID-19 safety “Green” status in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the university is able to provide open guest seating at the Carlson Center for the 2022 commencement ceremonies, rather than ticketed seating. Open seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. This means your guests should arrive one hour before the ceremony starts and choose their seats.

Seating may still be limited due to safety precautions. Please invite the number of guests indicated on your RSVP form. Online streaming of the event will be available and encouraged for guests not attending in-person. The link will be provided on the commencement website closer to the event. 

Changes to the COVID-19 safety status in the Fairbanks North Star Borough may result in a change to the availability of open seating. 

2022 seating maps (download PDF versions below)




Please contact the commencement team in advance for your guests. Submit guest accommodation requests by March 31. 

Guests and students who need access accommodations, including an elevator, may park at the front of the Carlson Center as space is available. Everyone else will enter through the stairs on the southeast side of the building.