Commencement 2


Spring 2023 In-Person Commencement

Congratulations Candidates for the Spring 2023 Commencement!

Alabama State University is to host an in-person Commencement Convocation on Friday, May 5, 2023, at the ASU Stadium. There will be two sessions:


8:45 a.m. Ceremony

Golden Class of 1973

The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College Education

College of Visual and Performing 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 Spring 2023 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 March 10, 2023.


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: TBA

To pick up honors hoods, you must have submitted a graduation application for Spring 2023, 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.


All candidates will be provided ten (10) tickets for graduation for guests. These tickets will ONLY be necessary in case of inclement weather which might cause the ceremony to be moved to the Dunn Oliver Acadome. If the ceremony is moved, no guests will be allowed entry without a valid ticket. 

Follow these steps to claim your Spring 2023 Commencement Tickets:

1) Visit


3) Sign-In to ASU Student Ticketing

USER ID:  Input Your 9-Digit Student ID Number

Password:  guest   (lowercase)

4) Skip Eligibility Status Section

5) Skip Disable Emails by Sport

6) Click UPDATE

7) Click REQUEST/CLAIM TICKET on the far left

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

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

10) Click CONTINUE


12) Click PRINT TICKET (red box)

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

Tickets will only be required if the Commencement Exercises are moved to the Dunn Oliver Acadome in the case of inclement weather.

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



Commencement Correspondence

Spring 2023 Commencement Memo

Helpful Links

Clear Bag Policy

Stadium Safe Seating

Parking Map

Hotel List