Alaska Pacific University has made the decision to have a virtual commencement ceremony for the Fall 2020 semester. At this time, the Municipality of Anchorage prohibits groups of 30 or more people at indoor events, and a drive-through or other outside graduation are not viable options due to the unpredictable nature of weather in Anchorage and uncertainty about COVID-19. We have made this decision now so students and guests do not make travel plans, and then in turn, have to cancel them at the last moment.
We will be creating a virtual commencement video to be released on December 12, 2020. All Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 students will be invited to submit a two to three minute video to be included in the commencement video. The videos will be similar to our fall commencement format where each graduating student is given the opportunity to give a small speech before receiving their degree. Alaska Pacific University is dedicated to keeping the APU community, friends, and families healthy during this pandemic.
For questions about commencement, contact the Registrar’s Office at 907-564-8210 or regoff(at)alaskapacific.edu or the Marketing and Communications Department at marcomm(at)alaskapacific.edu.