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Getting Ready for the Big Event

We know this has been a year unlike any other — let’s make this virtual celebration unforgettable.

Four ways to prepare for and personalize your virtual ceremony celebration

  • Step 1: Set Up a Watch Party

    • Create a watch party on Zoom or Google Hangouts and invite out-of-town family and friends.
    • Share the link to the commencement website: uas.alaska.edu/commencement to access the YouTube Premiere.
    • Sign into YouTube using your Google account to participate in the chat during the ceremony.
    • Tag photos from your watch party with #UASGrad to be featured on the UAS social media.
  • Step 2: Get Into the Spirit

    • Dress in your cap and gown or use the UAS Grad 2021 filter on​ Instagram!
    • Decorate your cap to celebrate your achievement.
    • Stand up when you are recognized.
  • Step 3: Personalize Your Celebration

    • Make your favorite food for the celebration.
    • Make a music playlist for before and after the ceremony.
    • Decorate your watch space with balloons, streamers, signs – get creative!
  • Step 4: Check Your Tech

    • Check your technology before the ceremony.
    • Ask your guests to check their links and technology too, so there’s no stress when the ceremony starts!