Important Information for Graduation

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Click Here to Apply for Spring 2024 Graduation/Commencement


  • April 4 – Last day to Apply for graduation without a Late fee. $50 late fee will be applied if you apply after this deadline.
  • April 4 – All official transcripts and test scores from other institutions must be received in the Registrar’s Office.
  • April 7 – Last day to order Cap & Gown from AU Bookstore.
  • April 21 – All outstanding balances must be paid in order to have your degree conferred on May 4, 2024. Contact student accounts for assistance (434-791-7182).
  • April 21 – Last day to apply for graduation. All students must apply for graduation in order to officially graduate.


  • When do I need to pay my graduation fee? The $125 graduation fee is due by April 4. All other account balances must be paid by April 21.
  • Will my official transcript have the degree conferral date on it? YES – Please visit to request your transcript to be sent out after you have officially had your degree conferred. Students finishing all degree requirements graduating at the end of the Spring 2024 semester with have a conferral date of May 4, 2024.
  • What if my diploma never arrives at my address? Contact Ashley Bowman at [email protected] and let her know you never received your diploma. Please be aware that with the large number of graduates, diplomas may take up to three to four weeks for delivery.
  • How do I know if my student account is cleared for graduation? Contact Kelsey Blanks at 434-791-7182 to verify that your account is cleared and all balances have been paid.