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2021 Spring Graduation Ceremony

The Spring graduation ceremony will be held on May 7, 2021 in the Sports Arena/Wadley Campus at 10:00 am.  Currently there is a guest limit of four.   Graduates, please check your SU email, social media and website for updates!

As of this date, the State mandate is for mask to be worn for anyone entering the Arena (with the exception of infants).  If there is a change in this policy, we will post updated information on the SU website.  

Please visit our website at and click on “2021 Spring Graduation Ceremony” then click on the cap and gown ordering link at the bottom.   Important deadline dates for ordering your cap and gown are there also.  

Check-In will be at 9:00 a.m. at the Sports Arena/Front Lobby.  Please come dressed in your cap and gown.  After check-in, graduates will be directed to degree-appropriate seating.  Please maintain a safe social distance while in the Arena.


Guests will have the option to attend the ceremony virtually.

There will be no processional or recessional this year.    Since we will not be having a rehearsal prior to the ceremony, if you have a name that you want to make sure is announced correctly as you walk across the stage, please contact Alecia Lockwood at  We do ask that graduates immediately leave the floor once the ceremony has concluded.  No group gatherings are permitted following the ceremony inside the Arena.

Women should wear a simple dark dress with a "V" neckline, or dark slacks, navy or black dress shoes and hair style to accommodate the cap (flat).   Men should wear white shirts, solid dark ties, dark trousers, dark shoes, and dark socks.  Men should remove their caps during prayers and Alma Mater.

A professional photographer will be set up in the Weight Room located on the lower level of the Arena.

PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) members should visit and go to the “store” to order stoles.  Southern Union does not use the PTK honors cords at graduation.  Mu Alpha Theta members may wear your honor cords! 

To order cap and gowns please use the link below (choose your shipping location by clicking a yellow box):

Spring 2021 Graduation Letter