Commencement FAQs

Commencement Plan FAQs:

Will I have to wear a mask?

Everyone entering Coleman Coliseum must be wearing a mask if not fully vaccinated, and it must remain on until they leave the ceremony. If guests have been fully vaccinated, no mask is required. Distancing and mask guidelines must be followed by all guests on campus, as directed on UA's Health Info page https://healthinfo.ua.edu/guidelines/

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

The ceremonies will be available to watch live at https://commencement.ua.edu/, as well as archived for future viewing.

Will social distancing be enforced?

Physical distancing requirements have changed from 6 feet to at least 3 feet, regardless of space/capacity, between individuals not from the same household.

Will guests have to have tickets?

The event will not be ticketed for guests. Seating will be open and available for guests to seat themselves.

Will the concession stands be open?

No outside food or drinks are allowed to be brought into the event. Concessions will be open, selling pre-packaged snacks and drinks, and water fountains are located throughout.