Commencement 2


Fall 2021 In-Person Commencement

Congratulations Candidates for the Fall 2021 Commencement!


Alabama State University to host an in-person Commencement Convocation on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the ASU Stadium. There will be two sessions:


8:45 a.m. Ceremony

The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College Education

College of Visual and Performing and Arts

University College


1:45 p.m. Ceremony

The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School 

College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Percy J. Vaughn, Jr. College of Business Administration

College of Health Sciences






All degree candidates (only if you have completed and paid for your Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 graduation application) should move forward with ordering their regalia through the Herff Jones website.

All regalia will be home shipped to the candidates. The deadline for ordering regalia is November 1, 2021.


Honors Hoods

Candidates for baccalaureate degrees who maintain high scholarship through four years at the University are graduated with academic distinction. Graduation with academic distinction is based on the quality point average of 3.00 or higher out of a possible 4.00. Alabama State University honors students who graduate within this grade point range with the following designations:

Summa Cum Laude               3.75-4.00

Magna Cum Laude                 3.50-3.74

Cum Laude                              3.00-3.49

 Honors hoods will be available from the ASU Bookstore at the following times:

  Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - December 2, 2021 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

To pick up honors hoods, you must have submitted a graduation application for Summer or Fall 2021, have a valid picture ID, and be an honors student. MASKS ARE MANDATORY.


Name Cards

On the day of Commencement, ALL candidates for graduation will check-in at Gate D with a valid picture ID. You must have a valid picture ID before being issued a name card. Additionally, everyone must have their temperature checked. MASKS ARE MANDATORY.



Each candidate for graduation will be issued ten (10) tickets for guests. Follow these steps to claim your Fall 2021 Commencement Tickets:

1) Visit


3) Sign-In to ASU Student Ticketing

USER ID:  Input Your 9-Digit Student ID Number

Password:  guest   (lowercase)

4) (OPTIONAL) You may use this area to change your password and create a security phrase and its answer to update your information.  Follow steps 5—7.  Or, you may skip step 4 and proceed to step 8.

5) Skip Eligibility Status Section

6) Skip Disable Emails by Sport

7) Click UPDATE

8) Click REQUEST/CLAIM TICKET on the far left

9) In the gold area, click RESERVED TICKET on the far right

10) Insert the number of ticket(s) in the box.  You can reserve up to 10 tickets.

11) Click CONTINUE


13) Click PRINT TICKET (red box)

**** NOTE **** Your ticket(s) will display as a full page for you to print.

ALL guests must have a valid ticket before being admitted to the stadium. 

If you experience any difficulties or have any questions regarding commencement tickets, please e-mail


Please remember that the University will be enforcing its Clear Bag Policy. Also, each person must have their temperature checked prior to entering the venue.

In case of inclement weather, the University may move Commencement Exercises to the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.


Commencement Correspondence

Fall 2021 Commencement Memorandum

Helpful Links

Clear Bag Policy

Stadium Safe Seating

Parking Map

Hotel List