The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Commencement takes place at the Von Braun Center in the Propst Arena.

Von Braun Center

700 Monroe Street
Huntsville AL 35801

Driving directions to Von Braun Center

Event Parking

Parking is available at Von Braun Center parking lots and surrounding City of Huntsville parking lots and garages. (See links for parking and fee information.)

Event Information

No tickets are required for families and guests 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 all the graduates. Air horns, whistles and any other noisemakers are prohibited. The VBC will open one hour prior to the ceremony.


The Commencement Committee has arranged to have ZAP Photography at the ceremony to take high quality photographs of graduates receiving their diplomas. NOTE: 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 photo prints.

Photo 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. 5x7 prints are $5.95 each. A 8x10 print in a folder is $11.95. Graduates who do not purchase prints may keep the proof provided at no cost. ZAP Photography is the only photographer authorized by the University to sell photographs to graduates.

The UAH website will broadcast a live webcast of the UAH Commencement ceremony online for viewing.


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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.