General Questions

All graduates must line up no later than 8 a.m. There will be no entrance to the line-up after this time. The Commencement Processional and Program for graduates will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m.

In May, Mobile-area weather conditions and temperatures can vary from high humidity to low. Those who are sensitive to the sun should be prepared with sunscreen. Comfortable business attire and shoes are recommended.

The commencement program will begin sharply at 9 a.m

Each graduate will receive five (5) tickets each for family and friends. The tickets will be given in at the Barter Student Center Information desk the Friday before commencement. Please note children three (3) and under who will sit in a caregiver’s lap do not need tickets; every one of your guests who will use a seat needs a ticket.

Family members, friends, and members of the SHC community who cannot attend Commencement may view the event online via the SHC Livestream page.

Yes. As you present it to the name reader, Latin Honors will be displayed and announced on your Gradcard.

Diplomas are printed and mailed about eight (8) weeks after completing all academic requirements pending any holds on your student account (i.e., academic and financial holds).

A graduate class picture will be taken on the steps of Byrne Hall immediately after Commencement.


To order your regalia (as well as announcements, diploma frames, and invitations) please visit

All regalia will be shipped by Herff Jones directly to the address you provide at checkout.

3+1 candidates should order the cap and gown of the higher degree awarded. Additional tassels or basic stoles can be purchased on the Herff Jones website during ordering.

Families and Guests

Honors Convocation allows the college community to recognize the academic achievements of undergraduate students and seniors with full-time enrollment.

Commencement is a college ceremony where the current graduating class is commemorated as a whole. The Senior Orator, faculty, and guest speaker will address graduates and their families during the ceremony. 

Baccalaureate is a non-denominational, interfaith ceremony held a few days before college graduation. It is open to all students and their guests and is a wonderful opportunity to bless our graduates as they proceed with the next stage of their lives.  

600 West I-65 Service RD South, Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 551-6565

Reservations will be made directly by attendees by calling the hotel directly at 251-551-6565 or by going to and entering the group code provided directly by the hotel. Please advise guests calling in to reference the group block for “Spring Hill College Graduation”. All reservations must be made prior to the cut-off date of 04-20-24.

1028 West I-65 Service Road South. Mobile, AL 36609

 Direct  (251) 370 1616   |   Front Desk  (251) 343 4007          

Please use this link specifically, as copying it from one browser to another browser will remove the connections required. Please call the hotel directly and request the “Spring Hill College Commencement” block for booking.

3655 Springhill Memorial Dr N, Mobile, AL 36608 
Direct: (251) 378-3800

For individual call-ins, please have travelers contact the hotel directly **TELEPHONE: 251-378-3800 (SpringHill College–Spring Commencement 2024)**

3650 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608
Direct (251) 202-3377

For individual call-ins, please have travelers contact the hotel directly **TELEPHONE: 251-202-3377 (SpringHill College–SpringCommencement2024)**

**Rooms must be booked on or before Friday,4/19/2024. Any rooms not booked by the cutoff date will go back in the inventory, and the discounted rate will be longer available.Guest will have to pay full rack rate.**

Below is a campus parking map for graduation. Golf cart shuttles will be provided for guests.

All seating is general admission. Please note: every wheelchair space will be to the right of the stage. We cannot seat entire parties because these spaces are limited and in high demand. There will be one companion seat included with every requested wheelchair space.

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