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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


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.