Information for Visitors

Driving Directions

Click for directions to Von Braun Center 

Local Accommodations

Comfort Inn

Discounted Room Rate for UAH Commencement - $75 per night

4725 University Drive

Huntsville, AL  35816
Call 256-562-2525 to reserve your room!

Directions from Comfort Inn to Von Braun

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Directions to Homewood Suites

Visit us online for rates and availability

15 Town Center Drive
Huntsville, Alabama, 35806
Call 256-895-9511 to reserve a room!
Fax: 256-895-7556

Local Restaurants

Downtown Area

1892 East Restaurant and Tavern
720 Pratt Avenue
p. 256.489.1242 

Commerce Kitchen
300 Franklin Street SE
p. 256.382.6622 

Cotton Row Restaurant
100 South Side Square
p. 256.382.9500

Pane e Vino Pizzeria
300 Church St SW
p. 256.533.1180

The Bottle
101 Washington Square
p. 256.704.5555 

The Eaves Restaurant
501 Church St. NW
p. 256.489.1752 

Providence Area

Grille 29
445 Providence Main Street
Suite 101
p. 256.489.9470 

475 Providence Main Street
Suite 102


Von Braun Center Parking and Fees

Families and Guests
No tickets required to enter the Von Braun Center-Propst Arena. Guests are strongly encouraged to refrain from excessively loud forms of expression during the presentation of degrees in order to maintain proper decorum and to allow for the appropriate recognition of the other graduates. Cow bells, air horns, whistles and other noisemakers are prohibited. The center will open one hour prior to the ceremony.

Arena Layout (11/29/12)


The Commencement Committee has arranged to have ZAP Photography at the ceremony to take high quality photographs of the graduates receiving their diplomas. Proofs will be sent to each graduate within seven days after Commencement. There is no obligation to purchase the finished prints.

If graduates order photographs, the prints will be delivered within thirty days or the deadline printed on the order card. If graduates choose to purchase a print, the cost for 5x7 color prints is $5.95 each. They may also wish to purchase an 8x10 in a folder for $11.95. Graduates who do not want to purchase prints may keep the proof provided at no cost. ZAP Photography is the only photographer authorized by the University to sell photographs to the graduates.

PLEASE NOTE that to preserve the dignity of the ceremony, members of the audience are not allowed to come up to the stage to take pictures. Each graduate will have the opportunity to purchase prints from ZAP Photography.

A live webcast of the Commencement ceremony will be available through the University website. More information to come.

Flowers and Class T-Shirt


Make this special occasion better by pre-ordering flowers and a class T-Shirt for your graduate.  Visit Commencement Flowers to place your order or visit their booth the day of the ceremony.

Flowers and T-shirt: click here