Faulkner University

Information For Graduates

Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday May 21, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Montgomery Performing Arts Centre
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Graduates and Hooders Meeting
9:00 AM

Cap and Gown/Regalia
Each student will need to choose a person to perform the "hooding" during the graduation ceremony. This person will carry your hood, walk by your side as you march into the auditorium and then be seated directly behind you. At the appropriate time during the ceremony, as indicated by the Dean, this person will "hood" you by placing the hood over your head. Please keep in mind that if you choose a child for this honor, they will have to be able to reach over your head as you are standing.

The deadline for ordering your graduation regalia online is April 1st. If you miss this deadline, you have until April 8th at NOON to place your order through Faulkner University Bookstore at 334-386-7160

The graduation application fee does not include your cap and gown.

You may order you cap and gown one of two ways:

1) Faulkner University Bookstore
(800)879-9816 ext.7160 or (334)386-7160
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

2) Visit the page where your email template is posted.


North (From Birmingham, AL)
Take I-65 South to Exit 172 for Clay Street towards downtown. Turn right at Clay Street and then take a sharp right at Oak Street. Turn right at Bell Street and continue on to Tallapoosa Street. MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.

East (From Auburn, AL)
Take I-85 South to Exit 1 and merge on to South Union Street. Turn left at Madison Avenue and Continue on Bibb Street. Turn right at Commerce Street. Turn Left at Tallapoosa Street. MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.

South (From Mobile, AL)
Take I-65 North to Exit 172 for Herron Street. Take a Slight left at North Holt Street followed by a slight right at Bell Street. Continue to Tallapoosa Street. MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.


You may park on the street, in the MPAC/Renaissance Parking Garage or valet. There are fees for parking.


The Student Bar Association has set up a photographer for your ceremony. If you have questions regarding pictures, please contact your SBA representative or Chad Smith.

Appropriate Dress

CLOTHING: Dark pants and light shirt with tie for men. Dark pants, dresses or skirts for women. Dark closed toe shoes. (No flip-flops allowed)

HAIR STYLES: Hairdos should be simplistic to allow caps to be worn flat
on top of the head.

PERSONAL ITEMS: Do not bring valuables (cameras/purses/cell phones)
with you to the line-up. We cannot be responsible for valuables you
leave behind while in the ceremony.

GRADUATES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR ADORNMENTS (awards/medallions/drapes/etc.) UNLESS IT IS GIVEN TO YOU by a law school administrator or representative during the meeting just prior to Graduation.

If you have additional questions concerning the Annual Commencement Ceremony, you may call (800)879-9816 ext.7213 or (334)386-7213.


Degree Conferment/Graduation Application Deadlines:

May 2011: deadline is April 15, 2011