A wide angle view of a graduation ceremony, with students sitting waiting to be awarded degrees.

Summer 2023 Commencement Date Announced

Updated to reflect use of metal detectors and clear bag policy.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama will hold a summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 5, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

All colleges and schools will participate in a single ceremony that begins at 9 a.m. Around 750 degree candidates are expected to be in attendance.

In line with UA Athletics facilities procedures, graduates and guests may only bring bags permitted by the clear bag policy. Metal detectors will be used at entrances to the Coliseum and the Crisp Indoor Practice Facility. 

More information, including live and recorded webcast details, an interactive campus map, parking information, lodging details, graduate profile stories and fast facts about the 2023 summer class can be found on UA’s commencement website. Commencement information can be heard on UA’s radio station, 92.5 FM.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.