UNA to have 6 commencements for spring/summer

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has increased its number of commencement exercises to six to accommodate the graduates of both semesters and their guests.
The exercises are July 31 and Aug. 1 at Norton Auditorium.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, July 31:
5 p.m.: Undergraduate students from the Anderson College of Nursing and Health
Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences.
7:30 p.m.: Graduate students from the Anderson College of Nursing and Health
Professions and the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Saturday, Aug. 1:
9 a.m.: Undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences.
11:30 a.m.: Undergraduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences. (Undergraduate COAS students will be notified via email of which ceremony to attend.)
2 p.m.: Undergraduate students from the College of Business.
4:30 p.m.: Graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the
College of Business.
In addition, they will be live-streamed on UNA’s Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/user/UNAroarlions.
UNA joined the spring commencement with the summer one because there was no spring commencement this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everyone attending, including graduates and guests, must follow the following guidelines, according to the university:
1.) All graduates, guests, and staff are required to wear masks. Masks will be provided to graduates and staff only. Guests must provide their own masks.
2.) Graduates are allowed a maximum of four guests. The graduate and their guests must check in together as a party. A health screening questionnaire will be assessed, and temperatures will be checked for all members of the graduate’s party. If any member of
the graduate’s party answers “yes” to a health screening question or has a temperature of 100.4 or above, no one in the graduate’s party will be permitted into the ceremony, including the graduate.
3.) The guests of the graduate’s party will be given wristbands and escorted to their seats as a group.
4.) Spring/Summer 2020 graduates will receive an attendance request to their UNA email account. An RSVP is mandatory and must be received by Wednesday, July 22.
5.) All graduates will receive confirmation of their ceremony attendance and times by Tuesday, July 28.