Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Reflections

Pat Cassity Graduates After 71 Years

This weekend, the dream of becoming a #BamaGrad came true for 5,000+ UA students - including 87-year-old Pat Cassity. After first enrolling in 1947, seven decades later, Pat is now part of the #Bama alumni family.

Pat Cassity in 1947.

Seven Decades After First Enrolling, UA Student Set to Receive Degree

The phrase “good things come to those who wait,” is fitting for Pat Cassity’s walk across the stage at Friday afternoon’s commencement ceremony at The University of Alabama.

Unlike her fellow graduates, the moment Cassity receives her diploma will be the culmination of a journey that started when she enrolled at UA in the summer of 1947.

Big Al in grad cap tossing confetti.

Roll Tide Forever!

Whether continuing with higher education or starting a career, six graduates will never forget their time at UA. Seniors Beau DeVaul, Vickie Fassl, Gene Fulmer, Tori Leonard, Rachel Paulsen and Richie Petitbon share the transformative influence UA has had and will continue to have on them for the rest of their lives.

Past Schedule and Video

Friday Ceremony:
Friday, May 4, 4:30 p.m. CDT
(College of Communication & Information Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Social Work)

Archived Video

Saturday Morning Ceremony:
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. CDT
(College of Arts & Sciences)

Archived Video

Saturday Afternoon Ceremony:
Saturday, May 5, 1:30 p.m. CDT
(Culverhouse College of Business)

Archived Video

Saturday Evening Ceremony:
Saturday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. CDT
(College of Education, College of Engineering, Capstone College of Nursing)

Archived Video

Sunday Ceremony:
Sunday, May 6, 2:00 p.m. CDT
(Law School)

Archived Video

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Ceremony Photos