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Sitka Commencement

Covid-19 Office Operations

Our offices are available for in-person, phone, or video appointments. Email or call for more information. Additional information is also available on the UA coronavirus information website.

Application for Graduation

Be sure to get your application for graduation in before the posted deadlines in order to meet graduation requirements.

Live Commencement

Sitka will host a live commencement ceremony this year. We will be reading all the names of students in Sitka degree programs who completed in Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and candidates for Spring 2022.

The live ceremony will be April 29, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Graduates arrive by 6:30 for instructions and Graduation line up. It is recommended due to COVID that graduates invite no more than 2 guests.

Please email Randy Nutting at if you plan on walking.

Are you unable to walk in the ceremony, but want your photo in the slideshow? Contact John Ingman at to have your picture included in the ceremony.

Caps and gowns can be ordered on the UAS Jostens website. Shipping delays are common so order now, with the deadline for ordering no later than April 1, 2022.

Diploma Information

Diplomas will be printed after final grades are processed and we have certified that your requirements are complete (approximately 4 weeks after the end of the semester). Students will have their diplomas mailed to the address provided on their graduation application.

Diploma Frames

We have collaborated with Church Hill Classics to provide graduates the option to order a custom frame for their diploma.

Sitka Commencement Timeline


April 1

Have caps and gowns ordered.

April 9

Photos due by 5 p.m.

April 29

Live Ceremony at 7 p.m. (arrive by 6:30 p.m.)