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Roses will be for sale by the local chapter of Mortar Board inside the Coleman Coliseum at the North and East Doors. Roses will be available by the dozen [$30.00] or half-dozen [$20.00] on a first-come first-serve basis. All sales are cash-only, and proceeds will go towards supporting student scholarships. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
Contact The Office of The University Registrar, 206 Student Services Center, telephone (205) 348-8176, (205) 348-8178 or (205) 348-9511 or on the web at http://www.registrar.ua.edu/.
Undergraduate candidates should contact their divisional Student Services Office for any questions about the status of their degree application. Graduate candidates should contact the Graduate School in the Rose Administration Building. Law students should contact their registrar's office at the Law Center. A new application must be submitted for each semester that the student is to be a candidate for the degree. A graduation fee is assessed with each application for graduation.
Yes. The University of Alabama presumes all candidates for a degree want their names recorded in the Commencement Program for sentimental, as well as, historical reasons. As a result, your name will appear in the University's Commencement Program (and be available for public dissemination) unless you request that a directory hold be placed on your account. To request a directory hold, log into myBama and click on the Student tab. Then, click on the Student Services folder > Student Records folder > Update Directory Information/Confidentiality Hold link.
Yes but you will be charged the international shipping rate [UPS]. Contact The Office of The University Registrar, 206 Student Services Center, with complete address information, to include payment, two weeks prior to graduation.
Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after the graduation to the diploma address indicated by the student when completing the online degree application. It is the responsibility of the student to supply the correct diploma address.
In situations where diplomas are uncollected or returned as undeliverable, we will contact the student using his or her Crimson email address. Diplomas will be held for one calendar year after the graduation date of the student and then destroyed. Students must then order a re-issued diploma at the cost of a replacement diploma.
No. A degree is not automatically conferred simply upon completion of the academic requirements, but only after a full evaluation of such by the College of Enrollment AND upon the official action of the President of The University of Alabama. The President, empowered by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, acts once each term to grant degrees effective at the end of the term. Consequently, diplomas will not be released to degree candidates until after the commencement ceremony which officially represents the end of the term. According to The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees Board Manual rare exceptions are made for the most extenuating of circumstances, such as a degree being awarded posthumously.
Candidates for doctoral degrees are presented their diploma directly following the ceremony. All other candidates are presented with a diploma cover. At the time of graduation, final grading and determination of degree requirement completion have not been finalized. Diplomas for non-doctoral candidates will be mailed out 6-8 weeks following the commencement ceremonies.
Academic regalia may be obtained during Graduation Cerebration in the Ferguson Center Plaza or from the University Supply Store located in the Ferguson Center. All candidates participating in the ceremony are asked to wear the official University of Alabama academic regalia which can only be ordered through the University Supply store. More information can be found on the Supply Store's website here: http://www.universitysupplystore.com/graduation_regalia.asp or by contacting them at 205-348-6168 or 800-825-6802.
No. Tickets are not required for the university commencement ceremonies. See question "What if a candidate or a guest of a candidate needs special accommodations?" for additional information.
Yes. When you completed the online degree application, you indicated whether or not you intend to participate in the ceremony. Additionally, all applicants have the ability to check and/or change their initial response through myBama. To check/change your initial response, log into myBama and go to the student tab. Click on the Student Services folder, then Student Records, and finally the View Graduation Applications link. After you select your application, you will be able to view your application and make any necessary changes.
Instruction and information for graduate and undergraduate candidates will be emailed to your Crimson email approximately 4-6 weeks prior to graduation.
Information can also be found on the our website at http://www.registrar.ua.edu/commencement.
All degree candidates who have an application for degree in The Office of The University Registrar at the beginning of their last semester of enrollment are eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony held at the end of the specific term the student applied for graduation.
A degree candidate that cannot, because of extenuating circumstances, participate in the graduation ceremony held at the end of their last semester of enrollment may petition The Office of The University Registrar to participate in the next graduation ceremony immediately following their semester of graduation. Doctoral candidates must consult to with the Graduate School concerning participation at a later date.
Candidates are defined as those students who will complete their academic requirements for a degree during the current term and have applied for graduation through their respective college/school and the applications is on file in The Office of The University Registrar. The only steps remaining are a review of the candidate's transcript at the end of the current term to insure degree requirements have been fulfilled and for the degree to be deferred by the Board of Trustees. The purpose of the commencement ceremony is to recognize and celebrate these students' academic accomplishments.