2021 Commencement Schedule of Events

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MAY 29


Huntingdon College Green
(Graduates should arrive by 4:00 p.m. and meet in the Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center) Maximum of 4 guests per participant. Mask optional for ceremony.

Inclement Weather Plans


MAY 29


Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center
(Graduates should arrive by 4:00 p.m.)  Guests are not permitted due to pandemic related protocols. Mask required.


Q & A's

The College’s Commencement will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 29th, 2021 on the Green (in case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the College’s Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center). If you decide not to participate in the Commencement ceremony, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.

Yes. All degree candidates, except those excused from Commencement exercises, are required to meet for practice on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in the College’s Catherine Dixon Roland Student Center. Masks are required for practice.

Due to the existing pandemic this year, there will not be a Baccalaureate Service associated with the May 2021 Commencement.

The determination regarding who will be awarded graduation honors is not made until the day before Commencement. The distinction is announced as the student marches across the stage, and both the diploma and transcript make special note of the honor. There is no additional regalia for students who graduate with honors.

The graduation gowns are black which means you can wear whatever color you want underneath. Because your neck and feet will show, we ask men to wear ties and men and women to wear “dress” shoes. When you pick your outfit, keep in mind that the Commencement takes place on the Green. Please note that the processional march of the candidates is approximately 500 years long – you should choose your “dress” shoes accordingly.

Caps, gowns, tassels and hoods are required for both Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and are available from the Huntingdon College Bookstore – The Scarlet and Gray Shop (334/833-4482).

Graduation announcements and invitations can be ordered from any printing company you choose. However, the Huntingdon College Bookstore works with an applicable merchant for this purpose. Please contact the Huntingdon College Bookstore for information regarding current company contacts (334/833-4482).

We receive many requests for special accommodations each graduation and, unfortunately, we can’t make reservations for seating. Families and friends of graduates (maximum of 4) are welcome to arrive at 4:00 p.m. and “hold” their seats by occupying the chairs. Reserving seats by putting up string or other materials to block off seats is not permitted and will be removed by the College.

Village Photographers of Auburn, AL takes photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Families will have an opportunity to view and purchase these photos at a later date. Watch your home mailbox for the proofs!

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