Columbia Southern University will hold its 2022 commencement ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the Foley Event Center located at OWA 1001 E. Pride Blvd., Foley, AL 36535. We are currently planning to hold two ceremonies, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. You will be assigned a ceremony time. However, CSU reserves the right to add additional ceremonies and reassign graduates in order to balance capacity limits.
Please contact us with any questions regarding the 2022 Commencement Ceremony.
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For many, earning your degree has been a longtime goal. We encourage you to invite friends and family to join you at the ceremony. Each graduate may request up to four guest tickets. Up to three (3) additional tickets may be purchased for $25 each. To ensure an accurate head count, you must request all guest tickets on the registration form. Small children who do not require their own chair will not require a ticket. As a graduate, you do not need a ticket to participate.