RSVP for Hooding and Commencement by Dec. 6 to assure your seat is reserved. Regalia is required for both events and may be purchased or rented from the campus bookstore by April 24.

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Hooding Ceremony

Saturday, May 2, 3 - 4 p.m. Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Assemble in Professional Studies Building, Room 109, by 2:45 p.m.

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Hooding Ceremony - Faculty Lounge

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 3, 1 - 3 p.m. Alaska Airlines Center

Follow signs to the faculty lounge on the far end of main gym by 12:30 p.m.

For the safety and security of our graduates and guests, mandatory security screening by walk-through metal detectors will be in place at UAA’s commencement ceremony. Screening stations will open outside all entrances beginning at 11 a.m., doors to the arena will open at 11:30 a.m. and general admission seating will begin at noon.*

To help assure an efficient and positive experience for all, we ask that you:

  • Bring only essential items needed for the event.
  • Leave backpacks and bags larger than 4.5 x 6.5 inches at home.
  • Note that noisemakers and weapons will be refused at the screening stations.

Please see the metal detector FAQ on the Alaska Airlines Center website for full details.

*Adjustments to the timeline are possible should weather require.