Commencement FAQs

Commencement Plan FAQs:

What time is my ceremony?

Saturday, December 12, 2020

9:00 a.m. - College of Communications and Information Sciences & College of Engineering

12:00 p.m. - Culverhouse College of Business & College of Education

3:00 p.m. - College of Human Environmental Sciences & Capstone College of Nursing

6:00 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Community Health & School of Social Work

Will I have to wear a mask?

Yes, masks will be required for everyone attending. Graduates and guests should bring their own masks

Will the ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, you can view the ceremonies live by visiting

Will social distancing be enforced?

Yes, we will be following social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe environment for participants and guests. Family groups will be able to sit together.

Will guests have to have tickets?

Yes, each graduate will receive 4 tickets to distribute to their guests. 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. Tickets are nontransferable.

Will the Coliseum be cleaned between ceremonies?

Yes, the venue will be cleaned between each ceremony and sanitizing stations will be provided throughout the Coliseum.

Will the concession stands be open?

No, all concession stands will be closed and the water fountains will not be in use. You may bring a bottled water. No food or alcohol is permitted inside the venue.