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Graduation Ceremony Information

2022 Spring Commencement Ceremony
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Central Time)
Campus: Wadley
Location: Sports Arena/Wadley

Cap and Gown Ordering
A link will be provided for ordering cap and gowns by Barnes and Noble at a later date. Please check back by clicking on the Graduation Information link on our website. Here you will find the cap and gown ordering link, photography registration link, graduation survey link and other important graduation ceremony information!    

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.  We will be doing a processional this year so after the Dean gives you some instructions, you will be directed by staff as to how to line up for the processional.    Your diploma will be mailed to you at your Banner address within a few weeks after the ceremony. 

Photography will be provided by Village Photographers of Auburn.  Click the link for more detailed information.  You must also register for your graduation proofs before the ceremony at

Graduation Attire
Women should wear a simple dark dress or dark slacks, navy or black dress shoes.
Men should wear white shirts, solid dark ties, dark trousers, dark shoes, and dark socks.  Men should remove their caps during prayers and the Alma Mater.

If you need special accommodations or if you want to provide information on how to pronounce your name to be included on your stage card, please contact Alecia Lockwood at 256-395-2211, Ext. 5153 or  

Phi Theta Kappa members should visit and go to the “shop” to order honor stoles.  If you have purchased the PTK honors cords, you may wear those.  Sigma Kappa Delta honor cords can be purchased from the club sponsors in HAC 102/Opelika Campus or from Sigma Kappa Delta National Headquarters.  Mu Alpha Theta members can purchase honor cords from Valerie Boyd/Wadley Campus (STC Faculty Office 212) or from Paige Perry/Opelika Campus/HAC213B.

If you have not yet paid the appropriate diploma fee, please go to your MySUSCC account and pay the diploma charge that should be on your account.  If the charge isn’t there, please contact your advisor.   Also, check your account for any holds that could prevent your diploma from being sent to you.

Students who are graduating will need to take a few minutes to complete the graduation exit survey so that we can utilize it to improve our services to all students

The ceremony will be live streamed at this link:  
2022 Southern Union State Community College Graduation Ceremony Live Stream Link
The live stream will start a few minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.

If you have any questions regarding the ceremony, please contact Alecia Lockwood at or by phone at 256.395.2211, Ext. 5153. 

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