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.
Upcoming Convocation dates
Important Note: All students planning to participate in the College of Nursing Convocation Ceremony must complete a Convocation Participant Information Form, linked below. If you have any questions concerning convocation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convocation Link to complete form:
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.
When are DNP students hooded? DNP students are hooded during the CON Convocation. They are not hooded during the USA Commencement ceremony.
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.
Our upcoming convocations will be live-streamed. Click this link to view the last convocation:
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