Fall 2021 Commencement

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony will be Monday, December 13, 2021.

10:00 AM Ceremony

College of Engineering
College of Nursing

2:30 PM Ceremony

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
College of Professional Studies
College of Science

The ceremony will include all graduates from Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and candidates for Fall 2021 semester. Doctoral, Masters, and Bachelors degrees will be presented.

Commencement Participation Kit

We've got a bunch of fun digital decorations to help you celebrate and show off your Charger pride! Check it out!

#UAHGrad21 Photo Trail

Commemorate your graduation across campus! Follow the #UAHGrad21 Photo Trail and share to social media to appear on the Fall 2021 Commencement live feed!


Schedule of Events 10:00 a.m. Ceremony

TimeEventLocation
8:30 a.m. Students check-in East Hall
8:30 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
1:00 p.m. Students check-in East Hall
1:00 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 and a half hours 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. Please be sure to bring your Grad Pass (paper or digital).

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, coats, 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. 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.

Information

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.

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

Spring 2022: May 6, 2022
Fall 2022: December 12, 2022
Spring 2023: May 4, 2023

Additional dates can be found at this link.