Important Information for Graduation

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Click Here to Apply for Fall 2022 Graduation

Fall 2022 Commencement

10:00 am
E. Stuart James Grant Center (GYM)
(Indoor Event)

Webcast of Graduation

The webcast will begin 15 minutes before graduation. There is also a news story on the website with specifics.


Family and friends planning to attend the graduation ceremony must have a ticket to enter the building. The number of students that participate in graduation varies from semester to semester, which effects the number of tickets students receive. Once there is a final count of students that plan on participating in the ceremony, will send out information on how many tickets each student will receive.  Students will pick up tickets at rehearsal. If you cannot attend rehearsal, you must contact Katie Johnston.


  • November 4 – Last day to Apply for graduation without a Late fee. $50 late fee will be applied if you apply after this deadline.
  • November 4 – All official transcripts and test scores from other institutions must be received in the Registrar’s Office.
  • November 20 – Cap and gown orders must be placed or will be assessed a $10 late fee. Click HERE to order your cap and gown
  • November 21 – All outstanding Balances must be paid in order to Graduate on December 10, 2022. Contact student accounts for assistance (434-791-7182)
  • November 21: Last day to apply for graduation. All students must apply for graduation in order to officially graduate.

Rehearsal & Graduation Day

  • December 9th – GRADUATION REHEARSAL held inside the E. Stuart James Grant Center (GYM) at 2PM. Graduates will enter through the back entrance of the E. Stuart James Grant Center (GYM) where there will be a registration table in the lobby of the Carrington Academic Center. Each graduate will be required to check in before lining up.  Graduates will receive an email with a timeslot to arrive Thursday after/evening. Graduates should not arrive earlier or later than their assigned timeslot. All graduates will be checked in by 1:45. Graduation regalia is not required but you are welcome to it to make sure that you have the correct gown and hood. Please note that the Associate degree students do not have a hood with their regalia. Students are required to attend rehearsal. Graduates receive their tickets for the guests at rehearsal. If you do not attend you will not be able to pick up your tickets. In the event that you cannot attend rehearsal due to extenuating circumstances please contact Katie Johnston at by November 21.

  • December 10th – GRADUATION DAY Indoor Ceremony held inside the E. Stuart James Grant Center (GYM) at 10AM – Graduates will enter through the back entrance of the Grant Center where there will be a registration table in the lobby of the Carrington Academic Center. Each graduate will be required to check in before lining up. Graduates will have assigned timeslots. Graduates should not arrive earlier or later then their assigned timeslots to get checked in. All Graduates will be checked-in by 9:15am The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 10AM. If you find that you are unable to attend, please notify the Katie Johnston, Coordinator of Enrollment Services, immediately.

    GATE WILL BE LOCKED AT 9:45 FOR PROCESSIONAL. At 9:45 on the afternoon of graduation, the doors will be locked in order for the students to process through the lobby.  The doors will be unlocked after the introduction and opening prayer. If your family is not in the building by 9:45, they will have to wait outside during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I need to pay my graduation fee? The $125 graduation fee is due by November 4. All other account balances must be paid by November 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 Fall 2022 semester with have a conferral date of December 10,, 2022
  • What if I do not plan to attend the Fall 2022 Graduation ceremony, How will I receive my Diploma? Your Diploma will be mailed out the week after December 10, 2022 to the address listed on the graduation application.
  • Will there be a certain amount of tickets given out for our guest to attend the ceremony? YES- Each graduate will be given a certain amount of tickets for their guest. The number of tickets will be determined once we have a final count of those attending. An email will be sent out with the amount of tickets each student will receive.
  • How do I order my Cap & Gown? Please click the link to order your regalia. For additional question please contact the Bookstore at 434-791-5640. Click here to order a Cap & Gown.
  • What if my diploma never arrives at my address? Contact Katie Johnston at kjohnston@averett.eduand let her know you never received your diploma. Please be aware that with the large number of graduates, diplomas may take up to three or four weeks to be delivered.
  • 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.