University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Congratulations, Class of 2021!

    Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! We are proud of you and are honored to have been a part of your journey. We wish you all the best as you move forward and invite you to join us here on Saturday, May 1 at 3 p.m. for the virtual Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony, and on Sunday, May 2 at 1 p.m. for the virtual Commencement.

Know the Steps to Participate

1. Apply for graduation

A graduation application must be submitted to participate in UAA’s virtual ceremonies. For application steps, visit Graduation & Degree Services. Remember these deadlines:

  • April 2, 2021 – Deadline to apply for graduation and to be included in the spring commencement ceremony and program
  • April 23, 2021 – Late deadline to apply for spring graduation

2. Customize your personal commencement slide

We have teamed with MarchingOrder to give UAA’s 2021 graduates the opportunity to create a personal slide including a photo, quote and opportunity to pre-record your name to be read aloud during UAA’s virtual ceremonies. Graduates who have already applied for graduation will receive an email in early March with instructions to log into the MarchingOrder website to upload this information. Those who apply by April 2 will receive an email with these instructions within three business days of submitting your application. All name recordings must be complete by April 5. All other slide details must be complete by April 13.

3. Join us for the ceremonies!

Invite friends near and far to watch your commencement by tuning in to the ceremonies right here on UAA’s commencement website. Masters and doctoral candidates will be celebrated at the graduate degree hooding ceremony, Saturday, May 1 at 3 p.m. All graduates will be celebrated at the commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 2 at 1 p.m. These events will be launched promptly at these times, and available for viewing any time after that.  

Looking for graduation announcements, regalia, class rings or diploma frames? Visit the UAA Campus Bookstore website.

A Message from Degree Services Regarding Diplomas

Congratulations on your tremendous achievement! Check your preferred email account in January 2021 for information about 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 Degree Services at

Diploma tubes, graduation kits and welcome from the Alumni Association

Check back soon for more information on how to reserve your diploma tube packed with a special graduation kit and welcome letter from the Alumni Association.


Contact us

For questions regarding the commencement ceremony:


For questions regarding degrees and honors:


For questions regarding regalia and announcements: