Application for Graduation

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Apply for Graduation

Beginning July 1, 2012, there will be a new fee and deadline structure for the Application for Graduation.  The Application for Graduation fee will rise to $50 to offset costs associated with Degree Works, the cost of diploma covers, and to align UAA with fees charged by UAF & UAS.  With this change students will no longer be charged an additional late fee and will have until the last class day of the semester to apply to graduate.  See chart below for more information.

 

Application for Graduation Deadlines

Term Deadline FeeSpecial
Considerations
 Summer 2013
 August 2, 2013
 $50.00 
 Fall 2013
 Last Day of Semester
(December 6, 2013)
 $50.00
 Spring 2014 Last Day of Semester
(TBA)
 $50.00 Must apply by April 1st for name to appear in commencement program.
 

Hooding Ceremony and Graduation

Due to a record number of students participating in the UAA Hooding Ceremony, the Wendy Williamson Auditorium will be filled to capacity. If your guests wish to be seated in the auditorium, please plan on arriving early to the ceremony. There will be overflow seating in the lobby of the auditorium and in Rasmuson Hall 110 with live streaming of the ceremony.

 
Hooding 2012 Web

The Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA Campus.

Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony F.A.Q.

Hooding Ceremony Walk-Through Policy

To meet the definition of having "essentially completed all degree requirements", and to participate in the Hooding Ceremony, a student must meet the following requirements:
1) successfully complete all required tests, course work, and thesis/project defense prior to the Hooding Ceremony; and

2) submit to the Graduate School by April 15, a memorandum signed by the student and the project advisor certifying that any required revisions to the project can be completed by July 31 or the same year. For a thesis or dissertation, a memorandum signed by the student and the thesis/dissertation advisor that the student must complete and make a commitment to submit final copies to the Graduate School by July 10 of the same year.

Hooding Ceremony 2013 Student in Alaska Sneakers Extra Tuff Fishing BootsDiplomas and Commencement

UAA issues diplomas to graduates three times each year: in August following the summer sessions, in January at the close of the fall semester, and in May at the end of the spring semester. All students who complete degree requirements during the academic year are invited to participate in the annual Commencement ceremony at the end of spring semester.

Names of students receiving degrees appear in the Commencement program and are released to the media unless a written request not to do so has been received the the Office of the Registrar. Students who do not want their names to be released may change their confidentiality status either on UAOnline or complete the Confidentiality Flag/Directory Hold Request form.

Graduates are responsible for ordering caps and gowns through the UAA Campus Bookstore in early spring. Master's students must also order hoods; the color of the hood is determined by the graduate's program and degree.

Master's and Doctoral Graduates at Commencement

Master’s and Doctoral degree graduates and candidates will not be hooded during Commencement.  Instead, UAA holds a special Hooding Ceremony for Master’s and Doctoral Degree Graduates and Candidates on the Saturday before Commencement.  This special Hooding Ceremony adds to the graduation experience by making it possible to focus on advanced degree candidates and their accomplishments.  It allows graduate faculty and staff, family and friends a chance to witness the ceremonial hooding of the graduate student in a more intimate setting.  Please Note: This special Hooding Ceremony does not take the place of Commencement.  Graduate students will march with their hoods on their shoulders, receive their diploma cover, have their degrees conferred and be recognized by name along with those earning bachelor’s and associate degrees and certificates at Commencement on Sunday.

UAA Commencement Ceremony May 5, 2013

Commencement F.A.Q


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