University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts 2021 Graduation commencement

Published: May. 1, 2021 at 5:15 PM AKDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -The University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) celebrated their 99th graduation ceremony and their very first “Car-mencement.”

Clapping was replaced by honking as students lined up in their vehicles for a drive-in commencement followed by a car parade where family and friends cheered on the grads.

The event was held at the Patty Center parking area.

Ray Alda, a 2021 graduate was the commencement student speaker.

“We all had our struggles this year and everyone experience it in different ways. We were forced to grow so much in a short amount of time, and yet despite all the times we thought we couldn’t do it anymore, we persevered and we got where we are now,” Alda said.

The virtual UAF graduation can be viewed on their Facebook page.

Copyright 2021 KTVF. All rights reserved.