Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Congratulations, Class of 2019!

    UAA welcomes the fall Class of 2019 to cross the Alaska Airlines Center stage at the December commencement ceremony. Years of hard work and dedication culminate in this timeless academic tradition and celebration of student success. UAA's faculty and staff extend their heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduating students.

    RSVP here beginning October 15!


Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 - 3 p.m.
Alaska Airlines Center
3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage

Guest tickets are NOT required for the December commencement ceremony.

Future Dates

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Graduate Degree Hooding

Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 - 4 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium
2533 Providence Drive, Anchorage

Guest tickets are not required for the hooding ceremony.

Future Dates

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020


Congratulations, Graduate! You've worked hard to earn your degree. Let's celebrate this important academic achievement.

Learn how to participate


Your friends and loved ones have worked hard. Celebrate their accomplishments by attending a ceremony.

Attend the ceremony


The UAA community is proud of our graduates! Show your support and sign up to be part of the academic processional.

Join the processional


Commencement could not happen without volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to our students. Sign up today!

Lend a hand

Commencement News

Grad Fair

Grad Fair is happening Friday, October 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive (note new location.) This will be your first opportunity to pick up your regalia and shop for diploma frames, class rings, graduation invitations and more! See the UAA Bookstore website for more details.

Student commencement speaker

Applications for Fall 2019 speaker are due Friday, October 11, 2019 by 11:59pm. 

The Student Commencement Speaker offers an address during the fall and spring Commencement Ceremonies and serves as the representative of the graduating class. Learn how to apply for this prestigious honor on the Student Life and Leadership website.

Contact us

For questions regarding the commencement ceremony:


For questions regarding degrees and honors:


For questions regarding regalia and announcements: