Commencement 2020

CSU is pleased to announce the 2020 Commencement Ceremonies will be held October 23, 2020 at the Foley Event Center at OWA. Students must meet the commencement criteria to participate in the CSU Commencement Ceremony.

Graduate Ceremony (Doctorate and Master’s)
Start Time: 9 a.m.

Undergraduate Ceremony (Bachelor’s and Associates)
Start Time: 2 p.m.

Registration Update

Columbia Southern University is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 30, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey extended Alabama’s Safer at Home Order to July 31, 2020. In order to ensure a safe environment for everyone, CSU will make a final decision concerning the 2020 Commencement Ceremony the first week of August. Until then, registration will remain suspended.

Watch the complete videos of CSU's 2019 Commencement Ceremonies.

Regalia Information

Graduates will need to purchase regalia for the commencement ceremony. This order will be shipped directly to you. Make sure to bring everything when you come to commencement.

  • Orders placed on or after September 28, 2020 will incur an expedited shipping fee.
  • All orders must be placed by October 1, 2020 to ensure delivery by Commencement.
  • No orders will be allowed after this date.
Order Your Regalia
Regalia Package Pricing
Item Price
Associates/Bachelors Basic Package $32.70
Bachelors with Honors $39.95
Masters with Hood $59.45
Doctors with Hood $87.85

The Foley Event Center at OWA

The CSU Commencement Ceremonies are held at The Foley Event Center at OWA, located just minutes away from the CSU campus.

Driving Directions from Nearby Airports

Nearby Accomodations

CSU works with a variety of local hotels to offer you the most affordable rates during your visit.

More to Come

Additional details regarding keynote speaker, etc. will be announced shortly.

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