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Information for Guests

AUM postpones August commencement ceremony

Auburn University at Montgomery's combined spring and summer commencement ceremony in celebration of 2020 graduates has been postponed indefinitely due to public health concerns associated with large indoor gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent interstate travel restrictions.

The ceremony had been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Montgomery's Garrett Coliseum. 

All Spring and Summer 2020 graduates will be welcome to participate in a future commencement ceremony. 

The university regrets any inconvenience the postponement may have caused graduating students, as well as their family and friends. No decision has been made regarding AUM's December 2020 commencement ceremony. AUM officials will continue to monitor guidance from public health officials.

Watch AUM Commencement online live! 

Family and friends unable to attend the ceremony can watch AUM graduation live online.
Clicking the link above will take you to a new page. Once there, click on the current semester in the list on the left, and then choose the morning or afternoon ceremony.

Spring and Summer 2020: Saturday, August 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

Spring/Summer 2020 Walking Order

The College of Business

The College of Education

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The College of Sciences

We welcome you to the commencement exercise of Auburn University at Montgomery! We are happy to have you as a guest for this momentous occasion. Due to the larger than normal graduating class this Spring/Summer 2020 and the current State Health Order requiring six foot social distancing, graduates may invite no more than five guests. Please note the following information to answer questions you may have regarding the commencement ceremony: 


All graduates, guests, faculty, and staff are required to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing of six feet among non-household members at all times. All attendees must perform a health check at home prior to the event. If you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sneezing, shortness of breath, headache, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, you should stay home. We recommend those of you that are highly susceptible to illness due to underlying conditions to watch the ceremony online at

Parking and Directions:

All guests should park by and enter through the South Gate of the Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL. 36107.


Guests should arrive between 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.


Disability needs: Guests who need wheelchair access and may sit in sections I, J, and K near the South Gate entrance. While there will not be any preceding seating reservations, there will be staff to assist with seating.

Remain for the entire ceremony: 

It can be very distracting when guests leave during the ceremony. Please remain seated until the graduates have left the floor.

Cell phones and cameras: 

Please turn off or silence cell phones.  Do not make or receive calls from the gym during the ceremony.

Camera equipment is prohibited in the aisles.

Other personal items:

Garrett Coliseum has a clear bag policy:  Air horn noisemakers and balloons are not allowed within the building.


We are pleased to have you as a guest for this special event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at records@aum.ed