Congratulations, Spring Class of 2015!

Commencement season is approaching and campus is bustling with excitement as UAA welcomes the spring Class of 2015 to walk across the Alaska Airlines Center stage. Years of hard work and dedication culminate in this timeless academic tradition and celebration of student success. Chancellor Tom Case and UAA faculty and staff extend their profound and heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduating students.


Important Information for Graduation on Sunday

We look forward to seeing you at UAA's Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 3. Here are a few important things to know:


Graduates need to come to the Alaska Airlines Center on Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to pick up your reader cards and get organized for the ceremony. At 12 p.m., registration will close and volunteers will begin lining you up. You must be in line no later than 12:45 p.m. to begin the processional. Please read through the How to Participate section of the website for full details.

Student Parking

Please park in the Providence Hospital PS3 Parking Garage when you arrive for registration. (See map.) DO NOT park in the Providence Hospital surface lot as this is reserved for hospital patrons and towing is strictly enforced.


Doors to the arena will open at 12 p.m. Guest parking is limited at the Alaska Airlines Center. Additional parking will be available in the east parking lot, east parking garage and library parking lots. Shuttles will run from the ARTS building to the Alaska Airlines Center from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and again for one hour following the conclusion of the ceremony.


Tickets are required for all guests attending the ceremony. For guests who arrive without a ticket, a shuttle service will be available from the Alaska Airlines Center to the Wendy Williamson Auditorium so those guests can enjoy a video livestream of the ceremony.

Beware of ticket scalpers. Anyone offering money for your commencement tickets, or trying to sell you additional tickets, is not authorized by UAA and tickets offered by such individuals do not guarantee entry to the ceremony. Sharing of tickets among graduates is encouraged.

Other ways to view the ceremony

The commencement ceremony will be broadcast on GCI Channel 1 and live-streamed on the GCI graduation website, as well as viewable remotely in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.

Congratulations and we'll see you on Sunday!


Important information about Tickets


Sunday, May 3, 1 p.m.  

Alaska Airlines Center

Watch it live on GCI channel 1


live-stream on the GCI website.

Graduate Degree Hooding

Saturday, May 2, 3 p.m.

Wendy Williamson Auditorium


Contact Us

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