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When will UA hold spring and summer commencement?

The University of Alabama will hold joint spring and summer commencement exercises over three days beginning Friday, July 31, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

More information can be found on UA’s Commencement website.

Extensive precautions will be taken to meet health and safety standards.

To maintain physical distancing guidelines, nine different ceremonies will take place throughout the weekend, with a maximum of 530 graduates participating in each.

Ceremony times for each college:

Friday, July 31

  • 9 a.m.- Arts and Sciences I
  • 1:30 p.m.- Arts and Sciences II
  • 6 p.m.- Education

Saturday, Aug. 1

  • 9 a.m.- Business I
  • 1:30 p.m.- Business II
  • 6 p.m.- Nursing, Social Work and Law School

Sunday, Aug. 2

  • 9 a.m.- Engineering and Community Health Sciences
  • 1:30 p.m.- Communications and Information Sciences
  • 6 p.m.- Human Environmental Sciences

Each graduate may invite up to four guests to the ceremony, and tickets will be distributed prior to commencement. Guests must arrive and sit together. Event staff will escort groups to their seats, and they are asked to remain seated until instructed to exit by row.

Masks are required for everyone attending the event. Graduates and guests are encouraged to bring their own masks.

There will be sanitizing stations throughout the coliseum, and the venue will be cleaned between all ceremonies.

A live webcast will be provided for all ceremonies for those who are unable to attend due to underlying medical conditions or other concerns.

More information, including an interactive campus map, parking information, lodging details, graduate profile stories and fast facts about the 2020 spring and summer classes can be found on UA’s Commencement website. Commencement information can be heard on UA’s radio station, 92.5 FM, and on UA’s Ready website.

All commencement plans are subject to change at any time due to health concerns and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Any changes will be communicated directly to those graduates attending the ceremonies and through the commencement website.

Can I walk in December instead of August?

The additional ceremonies on July 31, August 1 and August 2 have been scheduled to honor Spring graduates.