|Friday, May 12, 2017|
|3:00 p.m.||Required Rehearsal - Flowers Hall|
|Saturday, May 13, 2017|
|9:30 a.m.||Candidates for Ceremony 1 line up in Flowers Hall|
|10:00 a.m.||Ceremony 1 Begins - College of Arts and Sciences and College of Nursing|
|1:30 p.m.||Candidates for Ceremony 2 line up in Flowers Hall|
|2:00 p.m.||Ceremony 2 Begins - College of Business and College of Education and Human Sciences|
Photographs will be made of all candidates receiving their diplomas during the presentation of diplomas. At a later date, you should receive a proof and an order form from Images Kept Photography.
Invitations may be ordered through the University Bookstore, but should be ordered in sufficient time to assure delivery (4-6 weeks before graduation).
III. Gowns and Attire
Caps, gowns, and hoods may be obtained thee-four weeks in advance at the University Bookstore in The Commons on the ground floor (http://www.una.bkstr.com/). It is suggested that women wear dark dresses, no jewelry, and low-heeled dark shoes. Men should wear dark pants and shoes. **Stoles and/or cap decorations are not permitted.**
Baccalaureate degree candidates should wear the tassel on the right side of the cap. All Master’s degree candidates should wear the tassel on the left side. During the commencement ceremony, bachelor’s degree candidates will be instructed to move their tassels to the left.
Honor Cords for Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude will be available for purchase at rehearsal. This information will be posted on the final graduation list mentioned above.
VI. Special Assistance
Any student who needs special assistance at commencement due to physical challenges should notify the Office of the Registrar by May 1, 2017. If graduates have family members who need help, please call Public Safety at 256-765-4357.
VII. Commencement Programs
Commencement programs will be in your seat at the commencement ceremony. The name you have chosen to be on your diploma will be the name used on all official listings for graduation. This name will be the name printed in the commencement program and the newspaper (the date it is printed is determined by each individual newspaper). If you signed the confidentiality request, your name will not appear on any lists or in the newspaper.