Convocation Ceremony

Convocation is a ceremony held in recognition of the accomplishments of our nursing graduates. It is an opportunity for nursing graduates to celebrate their success with friends, family, and College of Nursing faculty and staff.

Convocation Students

Upcoming Convocation dates

Fall: 1pm Friday, December 8, 2017

Important Note: All students planning to participate in the College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony must complete a Convocation Participant Information Form, in which the link to the form is posted below. If you have any questions concerning convocation, please e-mail kmclean@southalabama.edu.

Convocation Link to complete form:

Convocation Participation Form

Convocation FAQs

What is convocation? Convocation is a ceremony held in recognition of the accomplishments of our nursing graduates. It is an opportunity for nursing graduates to celebrate their success with friends, family, and College of Nursing faculty and staff.

How does convocation differ from commencement? Convocation is an acknowledgement ceremony that is exclusive to nursing graduates. Convocation is held each semester (fall, spring, and summer) on a Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the USA Mitchell Center. The fall and spring convocation ceremonies are always held on the Friday before the University Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement is the University-wide graduation ceremony. Commencement is held twice a year in fall and spring on a Saturday at the USA Mitchell Center. For more information regarding commencement, please visit this website.

Where is the Mitchell Center located? For detailed directions to the Mitchell Center, please visit this website.

How long is the convocation ceremony? The length of the ceremony varies based upon the number of participants. Generally, convocation lasts up to one and a half hours.

Is there a dress code for convocation? Yes. Participants should wear traditional business attire or business casual under the academic regalia (cap and gown). Please leave purses and other items with your guests. College of Nursing faculty and staff cannot be responsible for students’ personal belongings.

Are invitations required? The College of Nursing does not issue formal invitations for Convocation. Students may contact the USA Bookstore if interested in ordering Convocation announcements. 

Will professional photos be taken at convocation? The Convocation Ceremony will be filmed and DVDs will be available for purchase for $12.00. A representative from the Mitchell Center will be available to take DVD orders the day of Convocation. Professional still photographs will not be taken at Convocation.

 

Location/Contact Information

Our mailing address is (for US postal delivery):
University of South Alabama
College of Nursing
5721 USA Drive N. Room 3068
Mobile, AL 36688-0002

Telephone: (251) 445-9400
FAX: (251) 445-9416

Google Map for the Mitchell Center