A man in black robes stands up against a brown podium. Red and white flowers are in the foreground while people sitting in seats are in the background.

UA to Hold 2021 Summer Commencement July 31

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will hold summer commencement ceremonies Saturday, July 31, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

Students sit socially distant, wearing masks at commencement.

More than 1,000 candidates are expected to be in attendance for two ceremonies.

Ceremony times for each college and school include:

8:30 a.m.

  • Capstone College of Nursing
  • College of Communication and Information Sciences
  • College of Education
  • Culverhouse College of Business


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Community Health Sciences

The summer 2021 ceremonies will follow a modified model UA used to facilitate safe and successful commencement exercises last August, December and May.

One important distinction is that no tickets will be required for guests and there are no limits to the number of guests a graduate can invite. Guest groups are to remain 3 feet apart.

Face coverings are required for everyone attending the event who is not fully vaccinated. Graduates and guests who need face coverings should bring their own.

Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout the coliseum, and the venue will be cleaned and sanitized between both ceremonies.

More information, including live and recorded webcast details, an interactive campus map, parking information, lodging details, graduate profile stories and fast facts about the 2021 summer class can be found on UA’s commencement website. Commencement information can be heard on UA’s radio station, 92.5 FM.


Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie, Strategic Communications, caroline.mckenzie@ua.edu or 205-348-0825