UA Celebrates Spring 2022 Commencement May 9, 2022 Written by Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie 1 min read TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmail The University of Alabama hosted eight commencement ceremonies over the weekend of May 6-7. More than 5,000 candidates attended the ceremonies. The University of Alabama presented civil rights pioneer and attorney Fred David Gray with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree during the School of Law commencement ceremony May 8. Photo by Lynn Cummings Photography. More than 30 countries and all 50 states were represented at the commencement ceremonies. The class of 2022 had an average GPA of 3.503. There were 465 candidates who had multiple majors. More than 2,300 applicants also declared a minor. Students were all smiles over the weekend. Student caps were adorned with different sayings to capture the joy and pride of the occasion.