Spring 2021 Commencement

University of South Alabama Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2022! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments this May.

Spring 2022 Commencement

  • Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m.  (Live Stream for the Ceremony -
    • Participating colleges:
      • College of Engineering
      • College of Medicine
      • College of Nursing
      • Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
      • School of Computing
    • Location: USA Mitchell Center


  • Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. (Live Stream for the Ceremony -
    • Participating colleges:
      • College of Arts and Sciences
      • College of Education and Professional Studies
      • Mitchell College of Business
      • The Graduate School
    • Location: USA Mitchell Center 


Spring 2022 Commencement FAQs

Q: I missed the online regalia order deadline. How do I order my cap and gown?
A: Late regalia ordering will open on April 25. Starting April 25, you will need to visit to order your regalia from a limited number of extras. A $25 late fee will be assessed at that time. The USA Bookstore will email you when your regalia is available for pick up.


Q: Will masks be required?
A: As of February 16, 2022, 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 April 22 even if you do not plan to participate in the ceremony.


Q: How long will the ceremony last?
A: Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.


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 2022 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.




revised 05/02/2022