University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Congratulations, Class of 2020!

    UAA welcomes the spring Class of 2020 to cross the Alaska Airlines Center stage at the May 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 March 3!


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

Guest tickets

Future Dates

  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Graduate Degree Hooding

Saturday, May 2, 3 - 4 p.m.
Wendy Williamson Auditorium
2533 Providence Drive, Anchorage

Guest tickets are not required for the hooding ceremony.

Future Dates

  • 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

Graduation Photos

Photo proofs from the Dec. 15 commencement ceremony have been sent to graduates via email and text message! If you are looking for an email and did not recieve it, please check your spam folder. For all questions regarding graduation photos, please contact Bill Z Photography at or 253-335-4378.

Student commencement speaker

Applications for Spring 2020 speaker are due Friday, March 6, 2020 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: