The University of Alabama has a rich history of tradition. From the Rammer Jammer cheer during games, to the colorful ritual of chalking the quad, tradition abounds at this campus.Our tradition culminates every May, August, and December as Coleman Coliseum is filled with excitement.

This section of the Registrar's site will guide you through the entire process of the University of Alabama Commencement Exercises. 


Spring 2014 Commencement - Click for Detailed Schedule

  • Friday, May 2nd
    • 6:00 p.m. - College of Arts & Sciences and School of Social Work
  • Saturday, May 3rd
    • 9:00 a.m. - College of Commerce & Business Administration and College of Engineering
    • 1:30 p.m. - College of Communication & Information Sciences, College of Education, College of Human Environmental Sciences, and Capstone College of Nursing

Spring 2014 Diploma Information

  • Doctoral graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas immediately following the Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd. Diploma distribution will be held out of a concession stand on the main concourse on the South side of the Coliseum for approximately 30 minutes after the ceremony. A UA or government issued picture ID is required for diploma pickup - No Exceptions. Be sure to clear up any outstanding balances on your student account by Thursday, May 1st and take care of any financial aid/student loan exit interviews as soon as possible. Any issues not cleared up will result in a financial hold being placed on your account which prevents you from being able to pick up your diploma on commencement day.  Diplomas for students that have been excused from the commencement ceremonies and diplomas that are otherwise not picked up on Commencement day will be mailed to the diploma address students provided when they applied for graduation.
  • Diplomas for all other graduate and undergraduate students will be mailed to students' diploma addresses as entered on the graduation application no later than June 13, 2014. Be sure to clear up any outstanding balances on your student account and take care of any financial aid/student loan exit interviews as soon as possible. Any issues not cleared up will result in a financial hold being placed on your account which prevents your diploma from being ordered.

 Summer 2014 Commencement - Click for Detailed Schedule

  • Saturday, August 2nd
    • 9:00 a.m. - All Graduation Candidates (Undergraduate & Graduate)

Winter 2014 Commencement - Click for Detailed Schedule

  • Saturday, December 13th
    • 9:00 a.m. - College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, College of Human Environmental Sciences and Capstone College of Nursing

    • 1:30 p.m. - College of Commerce & Business Administration, College of Communication & Information Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Social Work and Law School

Graduation Calendar

Graduating Students

Faculty/Staff

Commencement Traffic, Parking, and Candidate Lineup Maps

Commencement Lodging