The Fall Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2014 will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time we cannot grant exceptions for summer and fall graduates to walk in the May ceremony.
Purchase your commencement regalia
Get your cap, gown and other commencement gear at the campus bookstore.
For further information, contact Bridgett Dyson at (907) 786-1013 or email email@example.com.