Grad Weekend

2022 Fall Grad Week

Celebrating UAB Fall Graduates

December 5-10

The Blazer Spirit Council within the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership in partnership with Off-Campus Student & Family Engagement, UAB National Alumni Society, and UAB Career Center host Grad Week to celebrate all UAB 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 week 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 #UABclassof2022.

Family t-shirts will be available for sale during the ceremonies while supplies last. Click the link below to submit photos for the Grad Cap Decoration Contest and Grad Photo Gallery by December 4th. You can also RSVP for events.

Grad Photo Submission Form

UAB Commencement Website

Grad Weekend Fall 2022 Schedule

  • Grad Movie Night | Monday, December 5 | Location: HSC Alumni Theater| 5:30pm

    Join us to watch Polar Express and drink hot chocolate. Also write letters to your favorite professor or anyone that has supported you throughout your college journey.

  • Grad Cap Decoration Contest | December 5 | BSC’s Instagram: @uab_blazerspirit | All Day

    The Blazer Spirit Council will showcase decorated graduation caps to determine the winner. Voting closes on December 6. Submit a photo of your decorated cap through the link above by December 4.

  • Grad Coffee and Canvas | December 7 | Location: HSC 203 | 5:00-7:00pm

    The Blazer Spirit Council invites you to participate in this fun painting event featuring a UAB inspired design. RSVP through the Engage event by December 4. Limited spots available.

  • Grad Photo Gallery | December 8 | BSC’s Instagram: @uab_blazerspirit | All Day

    The Blazer Spirit Council will showcase graduation photos. Submit one graduation photo of you through the link above by December 4th.

  • Trivia/Bingo: Grad Edition | December 8 | WOW Cafe | 5:00-8:00pm

    Join the Blazer Spirit Council for a night of fun before commencement.

  • Grad Water Stations | December 9-10 | Bartow Arena | 1 Hour Prior to Ceremonies

    The Blazer Spirit Council will hand out water to graduates at the graduate entrance prior to each ceremony. Water is sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

  • 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.

Almost Alumni Keepsakes

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We are excited to be able to welcome you to the UAB alumni family. As you look ahead to what is next, our hope is that you stay connected with UAB through the National Alumni Society. You can continue to turn to us as your lifelong connection to your alma mater.

Graduation Medallion

Show your pride for UAB and remember your graduation forever. By giving a minimum amount, you can make a difference. Make your gift and you will receive a keepsake commemorative medallion to remember your graduation. Each medallion has the UAB monogram on one side and the Blaze logo on the other.

UAB Ring Program

UAB celebrates lasting traditions that define what it means to be a member of the UAB family. Your lifetime connection as a Blazer began the moment you walked on campus. Now you are invited to join the ranks of UAB graduates past, present, and future by becoming part of the storied University of Alabama at Birmingham tradition.

NAS Backpacks to Briefcases Series


Grad Week Fall 2020 YouTube Playlist