CSU Graduation App for iPadCSU is pleased to announce the 2014 commencement ceremonies will be held October 24, 2014 at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala.

The Wharf is the Gulf Coast's premier destination resort and marina featuring the best selection of shopping, dining and entertainment on the island with various restaurants, boutiques, stores, amphitheater, a 112-foot tall Ferris wheel and 15-screen movie theater!

For questions, please contact Maury Coker at maury.coker@columbiasouthern.edu
or call 1-800-977-8449 ext. 1207

Please note, registration for the graduation ceremony is now closed.

Graduation Packet
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Order your cap and gown through Jostens.com.Enter Columbia Southern University as the school name to ensure the proper regalia is ordered. This order will be shipped directly to you. Make sure to remember to bring everything when you come to graduation.

Regalia Package Pricing:
Associate/Bachelor package - $23.20
Bachelor package with honors cords - $30.45
Master package with hood - $46.85
Doctoral package with hood - $58.25

Students are encouraged to place their regalia order by 9/1/14.


CSU Graduation Ceremony Directions

CSU Open House Directions

CSU Graduation Reception Directions

Graduation Reception

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (CST)
Where: Gulf State Park Pavilion
22920 East Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, Ala. 36542

Meet your fellow graduates, alumni, faculty, and CSU staff for a time of fellowship and networking to celebrate your graduation! Your guests are invited to join us on the beach. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served. This is a family-friendly, alcohol free event.

Information and Reception Registration


Hilton Garden Inn
23092 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561 (map)
Group Code - CSG
Rates from $99/night
Hampton Inn and Suites
25518 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-923-4400 Ext. 7787
Rates from $164/night
Courtyard Marriott
3750 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (map)
Rates from $89/night
Fairfield Inn & Suites
3111 Loop Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Group Code - CSUG
Book your group rate
Rates from $129/night
Staybridge Suites 
3947 Gulf Shores Pkwy,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 975-1030
Group code-
Columbia Southern Graduation (CSG)
Studio Suite- $83.30/ Night
One Bedroom Suite- $97.30 / Night
Two Bedroom Suite- $177.70/ Night


Young's Suncoast
(Condo rentals)
3639 Gulf Shores Parkway, Suite 1
Gulf Shores, Alabama, 36542
Promo Code: COLUMBIA14