Commencement 2024

  • Congratulations, Class of 2024!

    We are proud of you and are honored to have been a part of your journey.

Spring 2024 Commencement
Alaska Airlines Center, Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m. 

Know the steps to participate: 

1.  Apply for graduation

An application for graduation must be submitted prior to walking in the commencement ceremony. For application steps, visit Graduation & Degree Services. Remember these deadlines: 

  • March 29, 2024 - Deadline to apply for spring graduation and be recognized in the commencement program. 
  • April 26, 2024 - Deadline to apply for spring graduation and participate in the spring commencement ceremony. 

2.  RSVP for the Ceremony and Claim Guest Tickets

An RSVP is required for all participating graduates. The RSVP tab will open on this page at the end of February/beginning of March. Graduates may claim up to five guest tickets when they RSVP. Graduate RSVPs and the number of guest tickets claimed will be closely tracked. If additional options become available for guests, we will communicate that information to graduates as soon as possible. Tickets are not required for the Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony. For more details about the ceremony, please read our How to Participate section. The deadline to RSVP is April 26.

3. Purchase Regalia and Pick Up Claimed Guest Tickets

Regalia and claimed guest tickets will be available for pick up during Winterfest Grad Fair at the Seawolf Store, March 1, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and March 2, Noon - 6 p.m., then afterward from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Grad Fair attendees receive 20% off clothing and gifts, 5% off diploma frames (limited to supplies on hand, some exclusions apply) and more! Graduates must submit an RSVP and claim their guest tickets online before they can pick up their tickets in person.

Cap, gown and tassel are required to participate in commencement. A hood is also required for master's and doctoral degree candidates participating in the hooding and commencement ceremonies. 

  • Date TBA - Last day to purchase regalia online to receive by mail 
  • Date TBA - Last day to purchase regalia online and pick up in person at the Seawolf Store
  • May 5, 2024 - Last day to purchase regalia in person at the Seawolf Store (at the kiosk next to the AAC box office)

Student Commencement Speaker

Interested in being the undergraduate student commencement speaker? Submit your application by March 10!

Sashes, Stoles and Cords

Stoles or sashes are distributed by affiliated clubs or departments (athletics hands out athletic graduate stoles, ROTC hands out the ROTC stoles, etc.). Military cords are handed out in the auxiliary gym the day of commencement. Institutional Honor Cords for Latin Honors are given to graduating students by the Registrar's Office during check-in/registration.

Viewing the Ceremony Online

The commencement ceremony will be streamed on Facebook Live. The event link and digital program will be added to this page. A Facebook login is not required to view the event.

Celebrate & Share Online

Add some flair to your profiles and posts with our special #UAAGrad media kit, which includes social media profile photo frames and stickers for you and your loved ones! Just search "UAAGrad" to update your profile photo frame or find stickers on Instagram Stories that celebrate the Class of 2024, or download printable yard signs, Zoom backgrounds and more on our Seawolves on Social digital assets page

Congratulations, and we'll see you Sunday, May 5!

When you RSVP for commencement, you give UAA permission to take photographs or video of you at the event and to use the photographs or video in its print and internet publications and productions, including advertising, signage and promotional materials, and for commercial purposes.

At UAA, we proudly welcome and celebrate the personal customization of traditional academic regalia.  

A Message from the Registrar's Office Regarding Diplomas

Graduates, congratulations on your tremendous achievement! You'll be contacted by email toward the end of May 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 2024! 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 over 70,000 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.

Contact us

For questions regarding the commencement ceremony:

Applying to graduate, university honors and diplomas:

For questions regarding regalia and announcements: