Spring 2021 Commencement

University of South Alabama Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2022! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments this May.

Spring 2022 Commencement

  • Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m.
    • Participating colleges:
      • College of Engineering
      • College of Medicine
      • College of Nursing
      • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
      • School of Computing
    • Location: USA Mitchell Center


  • Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m.
    • Participating colleges:
      • College of Arts and Sciences
      • College of Education and Professional Studies
      • Mitchell College of Business
      • The Graduate School
    • Location: USA Mitchell Center 


Spring 2022 Commencement FAQs

Q: How do I order my cap and gown?
A: Regalia must be ordered from the university's approved vendor, Graduate Supply House, in order to participate in Commencement. The Spring 2022 online regalia order form ( opens on Tuesday, January 18. For more, please visit the Caps, Gowns, Hoods and Announcements section of our Graduating Students page.


Q: Will masks be required?
A: At this time, employees, students and guests are required to wear approved face coverings in all indoor settings where 6-feet social distancing cannot be consistently maintained while on University of South Alabama academic campuses or while participating in USA-sponsored activities. Face coverings are also required while riding Jag Tran or other University transportation. Please visit for a comprehensive list of the University’s current COVID-19 protocols.


Q: How long will the ceremony last?
A: Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.


Q: Is there a limit on the number of guests I can invite?
A: The University of South Alabama continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At this time, there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to commencement.


Q: Will guests need tickets to attend?
A: Tickets are not required for the Spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies.


Q: I have a guest who will need accommodations. What should I do?
A: Wheelchair-accessible parking will be available in the Mitchell Center parking lot on a first-come-first-serve basis. A state-issued handicap placard or license plate is required for parking in this lot. It is recommended that guests with limited mobility enter the Mitchell Center via the ramp at the south entrance. Once inside the Mitchell Center, ushers will be available to assist guests. Sections 104 and 105 are reserved for mobility-impaired guests. Only one person may accompany each guest seated in these sections.


revised 01/18/2022