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Capping Ceremony

The mortar board, a vestige of the medieval scholar's costume, is an important symbol in academic life. In the Capping Ceremony, which precedes graduation at Birmingham-Southern College, each candidate for the degree receives his or her cap, as a mark both of significant academic achievement and of a lifelong commitment to the love of learning.

By College tradition, each graduating senior chooses a special person—parent, grandparent, teacher, or friend—to place the cap upon his or her head. Capping 2013, sponsored by the BSC Alumni Association and under the direction of the Office of Alumni Affairs, will take place Friday, May 17, 2013, in the Bill Battle Coliseum. Capping participants and their cappers should check in at 3:30 p.m. at the BSC Sports Center (located off the academic quad between the Student Services building and Hill Music Building). Seniors should be wearing their graduation gowns and holding their caps; the Capping Ceremony begins promptly at 4 p.m.

If you wish to participate in the Capping Ceremony, please submit the following information by Friday, May 3:

Senior's Name:
Pronunciation of Senior's Name:
Capper Name (1 name only):
Pronunciation of Capper's Name:
Number of additional guests attending
(6 maximum):

For  questions regarding the Capping Ceremony, contact Erica Sellers at 226-4908 or