Coronavirus information

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.

University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Commencement Update

    Thank you, UAA graduates, for filling out the survey regarding your preferences for this spring’s commencement ceremonies. Sixty percent of you responded, and it is clear that an in-person ceremony or celebration for your class at some time in the future is important to you. Hosting an actual ceremony is not possible currently or through the summer months ahead. However, we are diligently working to create a solution to honor you now with the hopes of celebrating with you in the future.

    Next Steps

Next steps for UAA graduates

At this time, your NEXT STEPS should include the following:

  • Apply to graduate
    If you have not done so yet, apply to graduate so that you can finish your degree and receive your diploma (which will be mailed to you in June). To apply for graduation, visit Graduation & Degree Services. Application fees have been waived. The deadline to apply for graduation is April 24.
  • Finish your classes
    Work with your professors to complete your classes in order to finish your degree.
  • Reach out for assistance
    If you are experiencing difficulties or need assistance, visit the Student Success page for information and links for support.
  • Need to return your regalia?

    The last day to return graduation regalia to the Bookstore is May 1, 2020. Please mail your return with a copy of your receipt to: 

    UAA Bookstore
    c/o Returns
    2905 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508

    Graduation regalia questions can be directed to

While you are focused on the finish line, we will continue to look at ways to honor your achievement. These are new and challenging times, and your continued resilience is truly a testament to the Seawolf spirit.

We will continue to keep you posted on plans as they develop.

Ongoing coronavirus information

The University of Alaska coronavirus information website has the latest information regarding the impact to the university system and its students, as well as help links with other information.


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

Contact us

For questions regarding the commencement ceremony:


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For questions regarding regalia and announcements: