Grad Weekend

2021 Grad Weekend

Celebrating UAB Spring & Summer Graduates

April 22-25

The Blazer Spirit Council within the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership in partnership with Off-Campus Student & Family Engagement, UAB National Alumni Society, and more will facilitate Grad Weekend to celebrate all Spring and Summer 2021 graduates. We hope to promote exploration of post-graduation opportunities, increase school spirit and campus pride, and forge community among soon-to-be UAB alumni. This weekend of activities will celebrate graduating undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students and their many accomplishments. Follow the Blazer Spirit Council on Instagram (@uab_blazerspirit) for event details and updates. Use the following hashtags all weekend long: #UABgraduates and #UABclassof2021.

We will provide approximately limited number of Grad Week gift packs with alumni swag and starter supplies for the Grad Cap Decoration Contest and the vision board activity by RSVP only.The first 150 graduating students to RSVP by April 11 at 11:59pm will receive a free alumni t-shirt in their pack. The gift packs will be available for pick up in the Student Involvement & Leadership Office (Hill 230) on April 19-23. Those who RSVP will be contacted with pick up details.

Contact Student Involvement and Leadership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for general questions or accommodations.

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Grad Weekend 2021 Schedule

  • Mural Your Memories   |  Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25   |   All Day    |   Virtual Mural

    Family members of graduates are invited to upload a photo to our virtual mural. We are requesting one photo per family and limited spots are available. Photo options include the following. For questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Family photo at a UAB event or dressed in Blazer gear
    • Side-by-side photo collage of student progression - first year vs. final year at UAB
    • Side-by-side photo collage of family progression - first year vs. final year at UAB

  • Sips & Strokes: Grad Edition   |  Thursday, April 22   |   4:30 pm   |   Location: HSC Ballroom D & Zoom

    The Blazer Spirit Council and University Programs Board invite you to participate in this fun painting event facilitated by Sips & Strokes featuring a UAB inspired design. Participants will have the option to follow the instructor along virtually or in person. RSVP for your canvas and paint supplies through the Grad Weekend RSVP form by April 11. Limited supplies available.

  • Graduation Vision Boards   |   Friday, April 23   |    All Day   |    Blazer Spirit Council’s Instagram

    Create a vision board with your goals and plans for post-graduation. Post a photo of your vision board on Instagram and tag @uab_blazerspirit. Use the hashtag #UABgraduates and #UABclassof2021. BSC will repost the photos on their story.

    The graduate with the best vision board will receive a $25 Visa gift card sponsored by Crowne on 10th Apartments and a spirit swag bag sponsored by the UAB National Alumni Society.

  • Family & Friends Friday   |   Friday, April 23   |   All Day   |    Blazer Spirit Council’s Instagram

    Tune in to see congratulatory messages from family members of graduates presented by the Blazer Spirit Council and the Office of Off-Campus Student & Family Engagement. The video will also be posted on the Student Involvement & Leadership YouTube page. If you have family members that would like to participate, please have them complete this form and upload their video by April 12.

  • Grad Photo Contest   |   Saturday, April 24   |   All Day   |   Blazer Spirit Council’s Instagram

    Graduates are invited to submit one of their best graduation pictures to be highlighted on the BSC Instagram page. Winner will be announced and posted on BSC Instagram. Click here to submit your photo by 5pm on April 22.

    The winner will receive a Grad Weekend Taco/Nacho Bar catering package sponsored by Taco Mama.

  • Grad Cap Decoration Contest   |  Sunday, April 25   |   All Day   |    Blazer Spirit Council’s Instagram

    We are calling all graduates to submit their decorated graduation caps to win a prize. Submit a picture of your decorated cap by clicking here and we will showcase it on Instagram. Submissions will be collected until 5pm on April 22. BSC will announce the winner by 3pm.

    The winner will receive a $75 Visa gift card sponsored by Crowne on 10th Apartments.

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Video Submissions Criteria for Family & Friends Friday

  1. 15-20 seconds max in length
  2. Do not include background music
  3. Encouraged to record indoors to ensure good sound quality


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