Spring 2021 Commencement

University of South Alabama Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2023! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments this May.

Spring 2023 Commencement

Location: USA Mitchell Center 

  • Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m.
    Participating colleges:
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Medicine
    • College of Nursing
    • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
    • School of Computing

  • Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. 
    Participating colleges:
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Education and Professional Studies
    • Mitchell College of Business
    • The Graduate School (Clinical Psychology Ph.D.)


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

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


Q: How long will the ceremony last? 
A: Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. However, 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: The University of South Alabama continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 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 2023 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: 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 2023 Commencement will open on January 25, 2023. Visit to place your regalia order no later than Monday, April 3. Important deadlines and information regarding distribution dates is available on the Graduate Supply House website.


Q: Will masks be required?
A: Face masks are optional on the University’s academic campuses. The COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor the situation at USA and in the community, and will announce additional policy changes as needed. Commencement attendees will follow the masking policy in place at the time of the event. Please visit for a comprehensive list of the University’s current COVID-19 protocols.


Q: When and how do I RSVP for the ceremony?
A: A Google RSVP form will be sent to your JagMail email account in mid-March. The email will come from Please submit your RSVP by Monday,  April 24, even if you do not plan to participate in the ceremony.



revised 05/02/2023