Graduation 2014

Spring 2020 Commencement

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Spring 2020 Commencement will take place Thursday, April 30 at the Von Braun Center in the Propst Arena.

The ceremonies will include students who have completed degree requirements in the Fall semester. Doctoral, Masters, and Bachelors degrees will be presented.

  • 10:00 a.m. Ceremony: Colleges of Business and Engineering
  • 2:30 p.m. Ceremony: Colleges of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Nursing, Professional & Continuing Studies, and Science

Graduating students for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony may begin checking in at the East Hall at 9:00 a.m. Graduating students for the 2:30 p.m. ceremony may begin checking in at the East Hall at 1:30 p.m. The arena will open at 9:00 a.m. for guests for the 10:00 a.m. ceremony. The arena will open at 1:30 p.m. for guests for the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

VBC Rules and Regulations


Spring 2020 10am Commencement Speaker:

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Information

Schedule of Events 10:00 a.m. Ceremony

TimeEventLocation
9:00 a.m. Students check-in East Hall
9:00 a.m. Doors open for guests Propst Arena
10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins Propst Arena

Schedule of Events 2:30 p.m. Ceremony

TimeEventLocation
1:30 p.m. Students check-in East Hall
1:30 p.m. Doors open for guests Propst Arena
2:30 p.m. Ceremony begins Propst Arena

Note: If there is an event at the same time as Commencement, please arrive 15-20 minutes before doors open.

Candidate Instructions

Guests

No tickets are required for guests. Please notify family and friends that the doors will open exactly one hour prior to the scheduled ceremony time. Guests, family members and spouses are not permitted in the assembly or robing areas and should go directly to the arena.

The Von Braun Center is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. All patrons entering the Von Braun Center during an event are subject to screening, which varies from event-to-event. Screenings range from visual inspection and bag search to screenings by a magnetometer (metal detector) and/or pat-down search conducted by security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items. For more information about prohibited items, please visit the VBC website

Commencement Guide

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Candidates

Candidates will need to arrive at the Von Braun Center one and a half hours prior to the scheduled ceremony time. See the Von Braun Center Propst Arena Layout Map for student seating locations.

Line-Up and Procession

Students should report to their college line-up area in the Von Braun Center East Hall no later than one hour prior to the ceremony. You will receive a line-up card indicating your number in line and be instructed by University staff about when and where to line up. Your line-up card is the key to get you across the stage.

Commencement in 2 minutes! Student perspective

Participation in Commencement

Fall Commencement - Students who have completed degree requirements in the Summer semester, as well as those who have applied for graduation and will complete all degree requirements for the Fall semester.
Spring Commencement - Students who have applied for graduation and will complete all degree requirements for the Spring semester.

Doctoral candidates must notify Graduates Studies in order to participate in the ceremony.

What to Bring to Commencement

Degree candidates should purchase their caps and gowns from the UAH Campus Bookstore prior to the ceremony and must bring them, along with their tassels, to Commencement. Students should not bring purses, cell phones, etc., into the Von Braun Center. Personal items may not be left in the assembly or robing areas during the ceremony. Please refer to Guest Searches in the Commencement Guide for more information on prohibited items. 

Academic Regalia

Commencement is an occasion marking a special time in a student's academic career. Appropriate attire for the occasion is a black academic gown and mortarboard with no personal accessories or messages. Undergraduate student members of academic honor societies may wear the insignia or honor cord of that academic honor society. Flowers, personal jewelry, pins or cords from social fraternities and sororities are not to be worn on academic robes. All graduates participating in the ceremony must wear their academic regalia.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns may be purchased at Countdown to Cap and Gown or in the UAH Campus Bookstore Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Doctoral candidates should pre-order your cap and gown at least one month prior to the ceremony.

Tassel Colors

  Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences - White

  Business - Drab

  Education - Light Blue

  Engineering - Orange

  Nursing - Apricot

  Science - Gold

  Professional Studies - Black

  Doctoral - Old Gold

Future Commencement Dates

Fall 2020 Commencement: Monday, December 14, 2020
Spring 2021 Commencement: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Additional dates can be found at this link.