Graduation Information


Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2019

Location: Garrett Coliseum
1555 Federal Dr
Montgomery AL  36107

Ceremony time: 10:00 a.m.

Graduates MUST arrive 1 hour prior to their ceremony for preparation & instructions

To apply for graduation:

Click on the link below and fill out the google form. You must be logged into your email to complete the form. It will automatically be delivered to the Registrar’s Office.

Undergraduate Application (Associates, Bachelors, One Year Programs)

Graduate Application (Masters & Doctorates)

Graduation Deadlines:

  • August 2018 Graduates – July 15th, 2018
  • December 2018 Graduates – October 15th, 2018
  • May 2019 Graduates – February 15th, 2019

You must pay the graduation fee even if you do not plan to participate in the Annual Commencement Exercise. The graduation fee does not include your regalia (cap & gown), regalia is addressed in the next section.  If you applied for the same degree in a previous semester, but the degree was not awarded, the re-application fee is only $15. Both the Graduation Application and Fee must be turned in by the deadline. Applications and Fees received after the deadline will be subject to an additional $50 late fee.


Cap and Gown

Faulkner’s Jostens Store – graduates choose from three packages (Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) based on the level of degree they’re receiving in the ceremony.

NOTE – Graduates earning a Masters or Doctorate will receive their hoods at the ceremony, they will not come in the regalia package. 

Appropriate Dress


Dark clothing and sensible dress shoes are encouraged for all graduates. (Graduates must be able to walk over a hundred yards from the setup room to their seats, then from their seats up & down 4 steps to get on & off the stage, then another hundred yards out of the main room, so all loose shoes & extreme heels are strongly discouraged)

Hair Styles

Hair styles should be simple 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 specified by your department and relative to your degree.

If you have additional questions concerning the Annual Commencement Ceremony, you may call the Registrar’s Office at (800)879-9816 ext.7240 or (334)386-7240.

Additional Information


Friends For Faulkner will be selling roses and other Faulkner gifts on site for the graduation ceremony.

The Faulkner Eagle Spirit store will be selling diploma frames, stoles, tassels, zipper pulls, shirts and caps and many more items on site for graduation ceremony.


A picture will be taken of each graduate during the ceremony.
An order form will be sent to your address along with your proof.

Village Photography
445 Opelika Road
P.O. Box 2550
Auburn, AL 36831

Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, etc.

Jostens is Faulkner’s official graduation partner. Visit Faulkner’s Jostens Store.