Graduation & Beyond

Application for Graduation

Finishing Your Requirements

When in doubt, check it out. Check DegreeWorks, see your advisor. Never just assume.

Please complete the Graduate Student Exit Survey.

Apply for Graduation

You must apply for graduation. Students may apply for graduation until the last class day of the semester. See the Registar's webpage for dates and deadlines for applying and being included in the Commencement or Hooding Ceremony programs.

Commencement Ceremony and Graduation

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Commencements (Includes Hooding)


Order Your Cap, Gown, and Hood from the UAA Campus Bookstore. You cannot participate in your Commencement Ceremony without regalia.
Graduate students are responsible for ordering their caps and gowns through the UAA Campus Bookstore in either spring or fall (summer graduates participate in the fall commencement). Master's degree students must order hoods; the color of the hood is determined by the graduate program and degree. Doctoral students are provided their hood by the Graduate School. Programs must notify the Graduate School with the names of qualifying students to receive their doctoral hood. 

Masters and Doctoral Candidates at Commencement
Masters and Doctoral degree candidates will be hooded during their Commencement ceremony. Graduate students will march with full regalia, including carrying their hoods, receive their diploma cover, have their degrees conferred and be recognized by name along with those earning baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificates at  the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

"Honors" and Commencement

Graduate students do not receive "honors" designations from UAA (all graduate students are considered honors students.) 

Commencement Ceremony F.A.Q.

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A Message from the Registrar's Office Regarding Diplomas

Congratulations on your tremendous achievement! You'll be contacted by email before the end of January with information about picking up your diploma. To ensure receipt of this information, please make sure your preferred email and mailing addresses are current in UAOnline.

As you wait for your diploma, here are two alternate ways to verify your degree:

  1. Your transcript will show your degree information. You may access your unofficial transcript and order official transcripts in UAOnline:
  2. The National Student Clearinghouse is the official verification service for employers to verify degrees:

If you have questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 907-786-1480 (option 5).

Welcome from the Alumni Association

Congratulations Class of 2022! You have worked so hard and achieved so much. While this chapter of your amazing UAA story comes to a close, your next chapter as alumni begins. You will join the proud ranks of UAA alumni — a network of nearly 65,000 worldwide and growing. So, without further ado and in no particular order, check out the 10 things every new UAA grad should know to fully take advantage of your new status as UAA alumni. Welcome to Seawolf Nation.