Celebrate UAB virtual commencement Dec. 11-12

UAB’s virtual commencement kit has everything Blazers need to celebrate online and at home, including a custom Spotify playlist, craft and food ideas, and digital goodies.

zoom graduation stage.2Zoom background of the graduation stage at Bartow Arena, one of many available for download.More than 1,778 students will graduate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in two virtual ceremonies Dec. 11-12. 

The graduate ceremony, with approximately 896 graduating master’s and doctoral students, will air on UAB’s FacebookYouTube and Instagram TV channels at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. For fall 2020, the UAB Graduate School will confer the university’s highest degrees on 140 students from 23 states and nine countries representing 31 disciplines. 

The undergraduate ceremony, with approximately 882 students, will air on UAB’s Facebook, YouTube and Instagram TV channels at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Use the hashtag #UABClassof2020 for both ceremonies. Full details for graduates are available online at uab.edu/commencement.

UAB’s virtual commencement kit has everything Blazers need to celebrate online and at home with craft and food ideas and digital goodies.

2020 fall.2Play the new Blazer Graduation Bingo game and queue up a custom UAB Spotify playlist featuring artists from The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen and Johnny Cash to Sam Hunt, Beyoncé, BTS, Leon Bridges, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, OneRepublic, Harry Styles and more.

New this fall in Blazer Bites is a Magic City Cider recipe, perfect to wash down Fiery Dragon Bites, Blazing Buffalo Chicken Dip and Bartow Bruschetta, along with the Green and Gold Punch — all recipes are posted with a video how-to.

The virtual commencement kit includes:

The virtual ceremony will feature messages from campus leaders and a selection of video messages from graduating students, including what they enjoyed the most during their time at UAB and what they will miss as they leave campus life. The students were also asked to show how they are celebrating while practicing social distancing.Jazmine Benjamin, Graduate Student Government president, will be the graduate student speaker. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, under the mentorship of David Pollock, Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology.

Tyler Huang, student body president and past executive vice president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association, will be the undergraduate student speaker. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in neuroscience with a minor in chemistry. Huang is in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program and the UAB Honors College’s University Honors Program