What is University Commencement?

University Commencement is the university-wide ceremony all colleges attend and where the candidates' degrees are conferred by the University President. The University Ceremony is held twice a year in fall and spring. For more information regarding the University Ceremony, please visit the Commencement website.

The University of South Alabama will hold a virtual, online commencement ceremony on December 6 to honor 21 summer doctoral graduates and 1,381 fall degree candidates. Graduates, families and friends can view the official awarding of degrees at 2 p.m. CDT on Sunday, December 6, by visiting the USA homepage at SouthAlabama.edu and clicking on the large banner image. Following the event, the complete ceremony will remain viewable on YouTube and Facebook.

It is also important to note that degrees will be conferred to students who meet graduation eligibility. They will be mailed to students just as they are each fall. Each graduate will also receive a printed copy of the commencement program.