Graduation and Commencement
Welcome to the ranks of the lifelong learners. At UAS, student success is our primary goal. We want our graduates to succeed in their chosen fields as well-rounded candidates for Alaskan jobs in business, as teachers, scientists, and in the trades. As importantly, we want to provide the type of education that opens the door to a more rich and fulfilling life.
The willingness to challenge your own viewpoints is an indispensable task in continuing your personal growth. At UAS, we hope your individual growth will spill over and inspire every aspect of your life. One person’s inspiration can help strengthen an Alaskan community to flourish in an ever-changing, ever-challenging world. Ultimately, we hope that you will return to UAS as civic leaders, accomplished writers, heads of business, inspirational teachers, noted scientists, and inspire the next generation of UAS graduates.
To apply for graduation, you need to submit a Graduation Application (PDF | 54KB). There is a graduation application fee of $50 dollars, which must be paid at the time you submit your application. If you are a graduate student you must be enrolled in graduate level courses the semester you plan on graduating.
Graduation application will be processed only if the graduation application fee has been paid. If you are applying for more than one degree (not a double major), you must complete a separate application for each additional degree.
You must be admitted into the degree program from which you intend to graduate
Please note that if you plan on changing your major or degree, you need to submit a Change of Major/Degree (PDF | 48KB), and you must do so before applying for graduation.
Graduation Application deadlines are:
- October 1st for Fall graduation
- February 1st for Spring graduation
- July 1st for Summer graduation
Late Applications for Graduation
Students who miss the above application for graduation deadlines may still request consideration for graduation if:
- Submit a completed application for graduation by:
- October 31: for Fall graduation
- March 1: for Spring graduation
- July 19: for Summer graduation
- And you pay an additional $25 late application fee.
We cannot guarantee recognition in the yearly commencement program for late applications
The University of Alaska Southeast hold an annual commencement at each campus at the end of the spring semester. Degree candidates who will be within six credits of degree completetion by the end of the spring semester are invited to attend that spring's commencement ceremony.
Participating in commencement does not guarantee graduation.
Undergraduates should order invitations, a cap, gown and tassel as soon as possible, but no later than April 1st, 2013. Masters students should order their hood no later than March 1st, 2013.
The cap, gown and hood order forms are available below as well as the graduation announcement order forms. You may also view pricing and order online from the Bookstore website.
- Cap and Gown Order Form (Form Enabled PDF | 123 KB)
- Graduation Announcement Order Form (Form Enabled PDF | 262 KB)
If you have questions please contact Peter Sommers at (907) 796-6464.