UA Plans Additional Commencement Ceremony to Accommodate May Graduates
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will add a Friday night ceremony to commencement exercises this May to better accommodate more than 3,700 graduates and their families.
“Our goal is for commencement to be a memorable and meaningful experience for our students and their families,” said Dr. Judy Bonner, UA provost and executive vice president. “With the number of graduates increasing each year, we will be better able to accommodate our graduates and guests by having an additional ceremony.
“Commencement is a very important occasion, and we do not want to limit the number of guests our students can invite due to space concerns,” she said.
Commencement exercises for students in the colleges of Communication and Information Sciences, Education, Human Environmental Sciences and Nursing will be at 6 p.m., Friday, May 4. Two ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 5, with students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Social Work receiving their degrees at 9 a.m. and students in the colleges of Commerce and Business Administration and Engineering receiving their degrees at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the School of Law will hold its commencement exercises at 5:30 p.m., May 5. All ceremonies will be in Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.
Any student who is unable to attend the ceremony scheduled for his or her college may request to be accommodated at another ceremony.
Friday, May 4
3-4:30 p.m. President’s reception for graduates, President’s Mansion
6 p.m. Commencement exercises, Coleman Coliseum
Capstone College of Nursing
College of Communication and Information Sciences
College of Education
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Saturday, May 5
9 a.m. Commencement exercises, Coleman Coliseum
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Work
1:30 p.m. Commencement exercises. Coleman Coliseum
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
College of Engineering
5:30 p.m. Commencement exercises, Coleman Coliseum
School of Law
Students who have questions about the commencement schedule should contact Michael George, University registrar, at email@example.com or 205/348-2587, or visit http://registrar.ua.edu/degrees/commencement/.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
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