UAB summer 2022 graduation ceremonies are Aug. 12-13

More than 1,700 students will graduate from UAB this summer, and nearly 1,000 will walk in two commencement ceremonies at Bartow Arena.

RS47194 2022 Undergrad Commencement 81 scrNearly 1,000 students graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham this summer will walk in commencement exercises Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, in Bartow Arena.

The university will host two ceremonies: the first for graduate students at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, and the second for undergraduates at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. More than 1,700 students will graduate from UAB this summer.

For summer 2022, the UAB Graduate School will confer the university’s highest degrees on 147 students from 25 states and 18 countries, representing 34 disciplines. All graduate students — master’s, educational specialist and doctoral — will participate in Friday’s combined commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony.

There is no limit on the number of guests who can attend. Parking will be free. There will be no handshake with the president or deans, but graduates will have their photo taken. Students are asked to wear flat shoes. Full details are available on the UAB commencement website

UAB will livestream the ceremonies on Facebook and on YouTube. Use the hashtag #UABClassof2022. Celebrate graduation with the UAB commencement kit, filled with Blazer spirit. Choose from social media filters, GIFs and more, a commencement playlist, plus crafts, decorations and recipes.

During the ceremonies, the mace will be carried by Distinguished Professor Eugenia Kharlampieva, Ph.D., in the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Chemistry. Kharlampieva is a polymer and materials chemist with research interests in the design and synthesis of polymeric materials for biomedical applications.