Universities and community campuses celebrate graduation differently this year

Universities and community campuses across the state have gathered to celebrate graduates over the last few weeks. Graduation is a time for honoring the hard work and dedication our students have shown as they seek to further their education and reach their goals. A global pandemic, social distancing and masks didn’t dampen the spirits this year.

With COVID-19 precautions still in place and the health and safety of students, staff, faculty and family members of paramount importance, universities took a creative approach to celebrations. Gatherings took place outside, virtually, masked, and even in car parades. 

car parade commencement

The University of Alaska is so proud of graduating students this year for continuing to achieve their goals even in the face of uncertainty and difficulties. 

Congratulations graduates and we wish you the best of luck on your journey ahead!