The commencement ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
at the Mitchell Center on the University of South Alabama campus. Doors
will open one hour prior to the ceremony.
Guests are not required to have a ticket for admission
to the ceremony and there is no limit to the number of guests a candidate
Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages are prohibited
in the Mitchell Center during graduation activities.
For your convenience we encourage guests to use South
Drive or North Drive to access the campus. For a diagram of the Campus
maps, go to www.southalabama.edu/usamaps.
Parking signs are posted throughout the campus and
shuttle service is available if you park in the posted areas. Directional
Parking signage will be displayed. The shuttle service will run from
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The pickup and drop off points are University
Commons, Gamma Dorm parking lot, Humanities Building parking lot, Administration
parking lot, Jaguar Drive, and the parking lot east of the Computer
Science Building. Click on the link (http://www.southalabama.edu/maps/maincampus.html)
for a map of University locations.
There will be a limited number of parking spaces available
for those needing handicapped access to the Mitchell Center. Entrance
to this lot will be from Old Shell Road only. Proper tags must be visible
for access to this lot.
Seating is unlimited, but we request that guests "hold"
no more that four seats for late arrivals. Please be aware that all
seating becomes open seating at 1:45 p.m.
Select the link (http://www.mitchellcenter.com/bbchart.shtml#commencement)
to see the commencement-seating chart of the Mitchell Center. This site
will be updated closer to the date of the ceremony showing which colleges
by degree will be seated on Side A or B. You may want to visit this
site the Friday prior to commencement. Also this information will be
available the day of commencement in the Mitchell Center.
The following students by level will be seated on Side
A or Side B:
Side A: All Ph.D. students, Doctor
of Nursing Practice, Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences,
Mitchell College of Business, College of Education, and College of Engineering.
Side B: Undergraduates in the
School of Continuing Education, School of Computer and Information Sciences,
College of Allied Health Professions, College of Nursing; and all graduate
students in the College of Arts and Science, Mitchell College of Business,
College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Allied Health
Professions, College of Nursing, School of Computer and Information
Sciences, and the Graduate School.
Wheelchair seating is available through sections 101,
102, 114 on the north side of the Mitchell Center and sections 107,
108, 109 on the south side of the Mitchell Center. Look for the yellow
Mobility impaired seating is available through sections
104 and 105 on the east side of the Mitchell Center. Look for the yellow
After the processional, guests may go down to the arena
floor by using the elevator or the northeast or northwest stairwells
to take photographs. Note: No guests are allowed inside the center aisle
or the rope stands.
For Fall Commencement, refreshments will be served
inside the Mitchell Center on the concourse level following the ceremony.
For Spring Commencement, refreshments will be served
on the north lawn of the Mitchell Center following the ceremony. In
case of inclement weather, refreshments will be served inside the Mitchell
Center on the concourse level following the ceremony.
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