Dr. Bell speaks to students on stage at summer commencement.

UA to Hold 2020 Fall Commencement Dec. 12

Dr. Bell speaks to students on stage at summer 2020 commencement.
UA President Stuart R. Bell speaks at summer commencement.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama will hold fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 12, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. More than 2,000 graduates are expected to be in attendance for four ceremonies.

Ceremony times for each college include:

  • 9 a.m.- Colleges of Communication and Information Sciences and Engineering
  • Noon – Culverhouse College of Business and College of Education
  • 3 p.m.- College of Human Environmental Sciences and Capstone College of Nursing
  • 6 p.m.- Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Community Health Sciences and School of Social Work

The December ceremonies will follow the same model UA used to facilitate nine safe and successful commencement exercises in August.

A number of precautions will be taken to meet health and safety standards.

Each graduate may invite up to four guests to the ceremony, and digital tickets will be distributed prior to commencement. Guests must arrive and sit together in designated seating areas.

To maintain physical distancing guidelines, four different ceremonies will take place throughout the day, with a maximum of 530 graduates participating in each.

Masks are required for everyone attending the event. Graduates and guests are encouraged to bring their own masks.

There will be sanitizing stations throughout the coliseum, and the venue will be cleaned and sanitized between all ceremonies.

More information, including live and recorded webcasts details, interactive campus map, parking information, lodging details, graduate profile stories and fast facts about the 2020 fall class can be found on UA’s Commencement website. Commencement information can be heard on UA’s radio station, 92.5 FM.


Melissa Parker, UA communications, melissa.parker@ua.edu