University of South Alabama Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Spring 2024 Commencement

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - Location: USA Mitchell Center 

9:30 a.m. - Participating colleges:
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine
  • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
  • School of Computing
2:00 p.m. - Participating colleges:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Mitchell College of Business



Q: What should I expect on the day of Commencement?

A: Check out this brief video (less than 90 seconds): Commencement Orientation


Q: When and how do I order my cap and gown?

A: Regalia must be ordered from the university's approved vendor, Graduate Supply House, in order to participate in Commencement. Online regalia ordering for Spring 2024 Commencement will open on Monday, February 5. Visit to order your regalia before the deadline on Monday, April 1, to avoid late fees.


Q: Are there any items I cannot bring?

A: The Mitchell Center's clear bag entry policy will be enforced for graduates and guests. Balloons, glitter, silly string, noise makers, etc. are not allowed in the Mitchell Center.  Firearms, smoking/vaping, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. 


Q: How long will the ceremony last? 
A: The duration of each ceremony is dependent on the number of graduates who participate.


Q: Am I expected to stay for the entire ceremony?

A: Yes, the last degree candidate is as important as the first so we ask that you be considerate.


Q: Is there a limit on the number of guests I can invite? 
A: At this time, there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate may invite to commencement.


Q: Will guests need tickets to attend? 
A: Tickets are not required for the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies.


Q: I have a guest who will need accommodations. What should I do? 
A: Wheelchair-accessible parking will be available in the Mitchell Center parking lot on a first-come-first-serve basis. A state-issued handicap placard or license plate is required for parking in this lot. It is recommended that guests with limited mobility enter the Mitchell Center via the ramp at the south entrance. Once inside the Mitchell Center, ushers will be available to assist guests. Sections 104 and 105 are reserved for mobility-impaired guests. Only one person may accompany each guest seated in these sections.


Q: Can I view the Commencement program online?
A: Yes, the Commencement programs will be available on the Commencement program website shortly before the ceremony begins. Commencement programs for prior ceremonies are also posted on Commencement program website.


revised 2/05/2024