The School of Health Professions ceremony will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Birmingham hotel.
Programs included in the ceremony are:
  • Biotechnology, M.S.
  • Genetic Counseling, M.S.
  • Healthcare Quality and Safety, M.S.
  • Health Administration, M.S.H.A.
  • Health Informatics, M.S.H.I.
  • Health Physics, M.S.
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology, M.S.
  • Nutrition Sciences, M.S.
  • Occupational Therapy, M.S.
  • Physical Therapy, D.P.T.
  • Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.P.A.S.
Undergraduates receiving Bachelor’s degrees will participate in the University Ceremony. Candidates for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degrees will participate in the Doctoral Ceremony.

Dress Code/Academic Regalia

Orders for rental regalia will be taken at the UAB Bookstore (located in Hill University Center, 1400 University Blvd), starting Monday, October 30, 2017 thru Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Orders after November 22 will be subject to a $25 rush late fee and will need to be picked up in the UAB Bookstore the week of the ceremony.

The color of the graduation robes for this ceremony will be black.

Academic Regalia Cost*

You may rent your regalia at anytime from October 30 until the deadline date. Please note that you will not receive your rental regalia at the time of rental. All rental ship orders will arrive at the address indicated on your order form on Wednesday of the week of commencement.

 SHP FALL 2017 Masters Rental Pack Doctoral Rental Pack
Full Regalia
$101.92 $90.98
*Shipping for the continental United States will be provided for $7.50.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made at:
(Using UAB's code, you can book a room for the flat rate of $141).

Click here for details on how to reserve a room.

Online/Distance Learning Students

Online and distance learning students, who do not reside in the Birmingham area and need their regalia shipped to them should email one of the forms below to the UAB Bookstore at Shipping for the continental United States will be provided for $7.50. After your form is received, you will be contacted to provide payment for your regalia package. The Bookstore will begin shipping gowns on November 6, 2017. The forms below are only for online/distance learning students who need their gowns shipped to them. If you plan to pick up your cap and gown in store, please do not submit a form.

SHP Master's Regalia Order FormSHP Doctoral Regalia Order Form

More Info

For more information about the School of Health Professions ceremony, please contact the School of Health Professions Office of Student Recruitment, Engagement and Success directly:
Phone:  205-934-4195