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Commencement 2015

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time:  9:00 am
Location: Bill Battle Coliseum. Birmingham-Southern College Campus

View the Commencement 2014 Highlights Video.

155th Commencement Schedule







May 15, 2015

11:00 a.m.

Canterbury United Methodist Church

Dr. Larry Brasher

Capping Ceremony

May 15, 2015

3:00 p.m.

Bill Battle Coliseum



May 16, 2015

9 a .m.

Bill Battle Coliseum

Dr. Robert Slagter

President’s Reception

May 16, 2015

11 a.m.

Academic Quad.


If you have any questions regarding Commencement at BSC, e-mail Susan Willard, Assistant Director of Records or call at 205-226-4677.

Timetable for Completing Senior Obligations in Preparation for Graduation

Date Activity Location

Early Fall Term

File application for degree form with the Academic Records Office Student Services Building
Fall Term Final degree audit Student Services Building Room165
Early March

Graduation events instructions emailed to students and parents

Academic Records (4677)
Late March Grad Fair, Obtain cap & gown, order class rings, invitations (if desired) College Bookstore (4737)
May 1 deadline  Clearance of bills, library fines, exit interviews, CEIS event completion, and incomplete conversions, and RSVP for Commencement participation.

Designated offices on campus

  • Bills (7871)
  • Library fines (4740)
  • Financial Aid (4676)
  • Records (4677)

Honors at Graduation

Students who during their academic careers establish a grade point average of 3.50 are graduated cum laude; those who establish a grade point average of 3.75 are graduated magna cum laude; and those with a grade point average of 3.90 are graduated summa cum laude. The final grade point average is calculated to three decimal places and rounded to the nearest hundredth.

Application for Degree

The Application for Degree form should be filed with the Office of Academic Records before the beginning of the term in which the candidate expects to complete degree requirements. Failure to file such application may result in delay in the conferring of the degree.

Degrees Awarded at Birmingham-Southern

Stipulations for “Walkers”

Students who have not completed all graduation requirements by the end of spring term may participate in Commencement. Read the stipulations for walking. If you think you meet the stipulations, print and fill out the Declaration of Intent to Walk sign and bring it to the Academic Records office no later than May 1 so that you can be included on the commencement program.

Graduation Fee

A graduation fee is charged to each applicant for any degree. This fee covers costs of the student's diploma and academic regalia and will be added to the bill for the last term of residence.  “Walkers” will not be billed for their graduation fee until their term of completion.  All financial obligations to the College must be discharged prior to the conferring of any degree.