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Traditions & University Events


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 2020!


Commencement is set for Aug. 7, at 8 a.m. at Flowerhill.

Learn about the 2020 Spring Commencement Speaker.

General Commencement Information:

(this is subject to change due to COVID-19 precautions)


Guest parking will be available throughout campus. Handicapped parking will be available in the front lot of the activity center.  Additionally, you may drop off guests that have difficulty and park elsewhere. If you have family members or guests with disabilities (or that may have difficulty walking longer distances), we suggest you arrive prior to 8:30 a.m.

Accessibility Seating

Handicapped seating is available in two areas of the activity center. Wheelchairs may be placed on the floor in front of the first row of bleachers.  Please be aware that the processional of graduates will walk through these areas.  There will also be two areas on the second floor of the activity center along the railing that will have limited seating in chairs for family members to sit with handicapped individuals.  You may access these areas via the elevator which is on the first floor of the activity center to the left of the front desk.


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

Following Commencement

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


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

Information from the Registrar