Commencement represents the culmination of the academic experience at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. This site provides all prospective graduates with the information they need to apply for their degrees, purchase regalia, prepare for Commencement ceremonies, and provide their family and friends with necessary details. You'll also find historical details and images of UAB Commencement exercises.
Upcoming Commencement Ceremonies:
- Fall: Saturday, December 17, 2016
- Spring: Saturday, April 29, 2017.
- Summer: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Spring Commencement is split into two ceremonies, held at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Bartow Arena (617 13th Street South). Students graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education graduates will participate in the ceremony at 9:30 a.m. All other graduates will attend the 2 p.m. ceremony. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. ceremony and at 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Summer and Fall Commencement ceremonies will each begin at 9:30 a.m. and doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
Each event will be held in Bartow Arena and will begin on time. University officials recommend guests arrive early and leave non-essential bags at home or in the car; mandatory checks of all bags entering Bartow Arena could slow entry.
Check back frequently for important updates prior to the ceremonies.