Convocation Ceremony

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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.

 
Dear USA Students,

The leadership of the University understands that the cancellation of our May commencement ceremonies is very disappointing to our graduating students, and this decision was not made lightly. We have heard from many of you with various suggestions and ideas for an alternative plan for commencement, and we are currently reviewing all of these options, including the possibility of postponing commencement ceremonies to a later date and inviting graduates back to campus.

As you know, the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve on a daily basis, and at this point we do not want to commit you and your families to a specific date or course of action that might have to be changed again. Please be assured we have heard your concerns, and while we are committed to making a decision as soon as possible about how to honor our May graduates, the changing circumstances surrounding this pandemic will dictate how soon a decision can be made.

In the meantime, our regalia vendor, Graduate Supply House (https://gradsupply.com/usa/), is working with our campus bookstore to mail regalia to graduates who have purchased, or want to purchase it. They also will issue refunds to those who have ordered regalia but would prefer a refund.

Your patience during this difficult time is greatly appreciated, and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible with a more specific plan of action.

Tony Waldrop, Ph.D.
President

G. David Johnson, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President

John Marymont, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Dean, College of Medicine

Upcoming Convocation Dates

The College of Nursing Summer 2020 Convocation will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Cottage Hill Baptist Church located at 4255 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL 36609.

Summer 2020 Nursing 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. The names of all degree candidates will be announced as they cross the stage, shake hands with Dean Hall, and receive a nursing pin. DNP candidates will also be hooded on stage.  BSN and MSN candidates will receive their diploma cover, while DNP candidates will receive their diploma and diploma cover at Commencement.

The entire graduating class will gather for the university Commencement ceremony. Dr. Tony Waldrop will confer degrees upon all graduating students, and the Commencement speaker will deliver an address.

▼   When are DNP students hooded?
DNP students are hooded during the CON Convocation. They are not hooded during the USA Commencement ceremony.
▼   How long is the ceremony? 
The Nursing Convocation ceremony will last approximately one hour.
▼   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. 

 

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

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