Spring 2020 School of Computing Ceremonies
May commencement ceremonies are cancelled
We regret to inform you that Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been cancelled. The leadership of the University understands that the cancellation of our May commencement ceremonies is very disappointing to our graduating students, and the decision was not made lightly. We are particularly sad for our graduates and their families. This is an important time for them, and we thoroughly enjoy being a part of their big day.
Please know that if you are a graduating student, we will do our best to find a way to recognize your achievements in the future. All options are being considered, and more information will be sent to graduating students as soon as it is available.
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 and spring. Each graduate will also receive a printed copy of the commencement program.
FAQ’s Regarding Commencement Cancellation:
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Degrees will be conferred to students who meet graduation eligibility. Diplomas will be mailed to students just as they are each fall and spring. Each graduate will also receive a printed copy of the commencement program.
Diplomas will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application. If you need to update your diploma mailing address, please complete the Diploma Mailing Address Change Form by May 7, 2020.
Spring 2020 graduates will have an opportunity to participate in a future commencement. More detailed information will be published at a later date.
The graduation application fee is not related to commencement. This fee is assessed for the official evaluation of the student’s completion of degree requirements.
If you will complete your degree requirements in Spring 2020, your graduation application fee will not be refunded. If you will complete your degree requirements in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020, the graduation application fee you paid for Spring 2020 will be applied to your future graduation term.
For students who earn academic honors, an honor cord will be mailed with the diploma.
The School of Computing ceremonies are a part of the University of South Alabama’s Commencement Weekend. The school ceremonies are events that are held to recognize the accomplishments of the graduates of the School of Computing. At the School of Computing Ceremonies, undergraduate and master’s students will receive individual recognition of their degrees and PhD graduates will be hooded. All degrees will be conferred at the University Ceremony.
School of Computing Ceremonies
Friday, May 8th, 2020
Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST) Ceremony: 1:30 PM
PhD in Computing and Department of Computer Science (CS) Ceremony: 3:30 PM
University of South Alabama
Student Center Ballroom
*** IMPORTANT NOTES: All students planning to participate in the School of Computing Ceremony must register using the following link, no later than Wednesday, April 1st, 2020. If you have any questions concerning the School of Computing Ceremony, please e-mail Debra Chapman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LINK TO RSVP ATTENDANCE (Complete by April 1st, 2020)
- The student must have submitted their application for and been accepted for graduation.
- Students must RSVP for one of the School of Computing Ceremonies monies no later than April 1st, 2020
- Order Regalia (Between March 6th and April 10th, 2020)
At the School of Computing Ceremonies, the names of all degree candidates will be individually announced, and each graduating student will walk across the stage. Bachelor and Master’s graduates will receive their diploma cover. PhD students will be hooded at these ceremonies. Students in IST will participate in the 1:30 ceremony. PhD in Computing and students in CS will participate in the 3:30 ceremony.
The University Ceremony will allow a celebration for the entire graduating class and their guests at the Mitchell Center. At the University Ceremony President Tony Waldrop will confer the degrees upon all graduating students, the commencement speaker will deliver an address, and doctoral students will receive their diplomas and diploma covers.
All participants must wear academic regalia ordered online through Graduate Supply House. Undergraduate and Master’s regalia is a keep-sake and will not need to be returned. PhD student regalia is rental only. Regalia must be ordered by Friday, April 10th, 2020.
Online ordering OPENS: Friday, March 6th, 2020 - https://gradsupply.com/usa/
Online ordering DEADLINE: Friday, April 10th, 2020 - https://gradsupply.com/usa/
Regalia will be distributed at the USA Bookstore on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.
Tentative honors based on the student’s academic record through the end of the last term completed will appear in the printed commencement program. Final official honors will be computed after all grades are processed at the end of the term for the final term of attendance and will appear on the student’s diploma and transcript.
Undergraduate students who have at least 60 GPA hours in residence with a grade point average of 3.50 or better at the University of South Alabama are graduated with distinction. Transfer credit hours are not included in the determination of academic honors. Academic honors are not awarded for graduate degrees or professional degrees.
Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.69
Magna Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00
Cords and stoles from various student organizations may be worn during the commencement ceremony. Students must contact their organization for availability and pick up information.
University of South Alabama Student Center Ballroom - 350 Campus Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Parking is available in the parking lots adjacent to the Student Center and USA Bookstore.
A professions photographer will be taking official commencement photographs for the School of Computing ceremonies. Graduates will be photographed before, during, and after each ceremony. Copies will be available through the School of Computing website after graduation weekend.