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Welcome to Commencement at the University of Montevallo

For decades, students and families have enjoyed our beautiful campus to celebrate their accomplishments as graduates from the University of Montevallo. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the President, Faculty, and Staff, we welcome you to our historic university whose mission and values have stood firm since the institution’s creation in 1896:  To create informed scholars and citizens who possess the ability to obtain, evaluate, and effectively use information.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2017!

  • Ceremony

    Commencement is set for May 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. on Flowerhill. The processional will form on Main Quad; graduates should report no later than 8:30 a.m.

  • Parking

    Parking will be available in several areas. Handicapped-accessible parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the front lot of the Student Activity Center. Handicapped parking is also available in each lot. For those who have elderly or handicapped guests who may not be able to walk the distance from other lots, you may drop your guests off at the entrance of the SAC. Other parking will be available in the side lot of the SAC, in lots across the street, and along College Drive.


    There will not be a shuttle service provided for Fall Commencement.

  • Rehearsal

    Rehearsal will take place on Flowerhill at 4:00 p.m. At rehearsal, you will receive important information concerning the ceremony, your academic transcript, and information about the Alumni Association.

  • Reception

    The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association will host a reception in honor of the graduates and families at 3:30 p.m. in the main hallway of the Student Activity Center.

  • Following Commencement

    We ask that all guests remain at their seats until the stage party and graduates process past the seating.

  • Photographs

    For photographs of the ceremony and your graduate, please contact:

    Studio of King’s
    Chuck King
    P.O. Box 209
    Montevallo, Alabama 35115
    Phone: (205) 665-4795