Spring 2019

Meet the Spring Class of 2019

This is no ordinary graduating class. The spring 2019 graduating class is made up of leaders, scholars, trailblazers, veterans and heroes.

No matter what they are individually, they are collectively part of an established family.

All of them can now say they’re a #BamaGrad.

4,655
Undergraduate Degree Applicants

1,126
Masters/EdS Degree Applicants

136
Doctoral Degree Applicants

Ceremony Schedule

Ceremonies were held May 3-5, 2019.

Friday Ceremony:
Friday, May 3, 4:30 p.m. CDT
(College of Education, College of Engineering, Capstone College of Nursing)

Archived Video

Saturday Morning Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. CDT
(College of Communication & Information Sciences, College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Social Work)

Archived Video

Saturday Afternoon Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 1:30 p.m. CDT
(Culverhouse College of Business)

Archived Video

Saturday Evening Ceremony:
Saturday, May 4, 6:00 p.m. CDT
(College of Arts & Sciences)

Archived Video

Sunday Afternoon Ceremony:
Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. CDT
(Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. School of Law)

Archived Video

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Countries Represented

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47
States Represented

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65
Counties Represented

1,148
Identify as a Minority

649
Identify as First-Generation Students

107
Identify as Veteran

46
Identify as Active Duty Military

2,214
Applicants with a Minor

514
Applicants with Multiple Majors

3.393
Average GPA

2,127
Applicants with Latin Honors

604
Distance Learning Applicants

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Kiari Kinnie

When Gadsden native Kiari Kinnie walks across The University of Alabama’s commencement stage this May to receive her bachelor’s degree in nursing with summa cum laude honors – a 4.0 GPA – she’ll leave behind four of the most challenging and transformative years of her life.

Megan Anderson in uniform with an Apple laptop on her lap in a server room.

Megan Anderson

University of Alabama senior Megan Anderson will soon begin a job as a production control planner in Lockheed Martin’s engineering propulsion lab, where she’ll manage materials inventory and production deadlines for engineers in their space program in Colorado.

Joline Hartheimer in a lab coat with gloves pointing to a test tube.

Joline Hartheimer

To prepare for a future career in public health, Hartheimer immersed herself in service work while at UA. She joined UA’s Center for Service and Leadership and has participated in numerous Beyond Bama alternative break service trips throughout the United States and abroad.

Libby Beddingfield in a lab working.

Libby Beddingfield

Libby Beddingfield was plenty motivated for a future career in medicine when she arrived at The University of Alabama four years ago. That wasn't always the case.

An Architect for Desegregating Education Receives Honorary UA Doctorate

Autherine Lucy Foster waves to a standing ovation.

Autherine Lucy Foster Receives Honorary UA Doctorate Friday

The University of Alabama honored its first civil rights trailblazer Friday, bestowing an honorary doctoral degree upon Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African American to enroll and attend the University.

Autherine Lucy Foster in wheelchair being pushed towards the commencement ready room.
Autherine Lucy Foster accepting her degree from Dr. Bell to a standing ovation.
Autherine Lucy Foster on stage with flowers surrounding her.
Autherine Lucy Foster waving to her family in the stands as she passes.

Information

News Release

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement exercises May 3-5 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

Graduates Announcement

The University of Alabama will award some 5,972 degrees during spring commencement May 3-5.