Congratulations to the fall class of 2014!

The Fall Graduates of the Class of 2014

UAA Fall Commencement Ceremony 2014
Sunday, December 14, 1 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Center

Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, December 13, 3 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium

UAA's spring commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 3 at the Alaska Airlines Center. Check back in February 2015 for more details.

What is the difference between commencement, the hooding ceremony and graduation?

"Commencement" is a ceremony marking a milestone in your academic career. You will wear traditional regalia, receive a diploma cover symbolizing your degree, and have the opportunity to celebrate your achievements with friends, family and the UAA community. Be aware that conferring of degrees at the ceremony is provisional, pending verification that all your degree requirements have been met. You'll receive an email from Degree Services when your diploma is ready to be picked up. 

The "hooding ceremony" is a special ceremony for graduate students receiving their graduate hoods. This ceremony is separate from the main commencement ceremony. 

"Graduation" means finishing all of your degree requirements, applying for and receiving your diploma. For information on applying for graduation, and the steps to receiving your degree, visit the UAA Registrar's website.

Know when to walk

All students who have completed at least an undergraduate certificate are eligible to walk in UAA commencement ceremonies. Summer and fall graduates may take part in the December ceremony. Spring graduates may take part in the May ceremony. Students who need to walk early or delay their participation in commencement may email a request and explanation to At this time we cannot grant exceptions for summer and fall graduates to delay their participation for the May ceremony.

Purchase your commencement regalia

Get your cap, gown and other commencement gear at the campus bookstore.

Family and friends, book your accommodations

SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake is offering the special commencement rate of $89.00/night. The hotel is within walking distance of the UAA campus. Click the logo below to book your reservations by Dec. 5.


Contact Us

For further information, contact Bridgett Dyson at (907) 786-1013 or email