Important Information for Graduation

Commencement ceremonies are a time for family and friends to celebrate the achievements of their student(s). We look forward to welcoming you to campus for this very special event. Averett holds two commencements a year – winter and spring. Commencement exercises begin at 10:00 a.m. and are held at the North Campus in our E. Stuart James Grant Convocation and Athletic Center (707 Mt. Cross Rd.). Each student has his or her name read and gets a diploma from the University President, and graduate students receive a ceremonial hood.


Averett University’s Spring Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 14, at 10 a.m. at the E. Stuart James Grant Athletic and Convocation Center on Averett’s North Campus, 707 Mt. Cross Rd. ALL those attending will need a ticket to get in. Doors will close at 9:50 a.m. for the procession and reopen after the invocation.

The amount of tickets that each students will receive depends on the amount of students that plan to participate in the ceremony. We will determine the amount of tickets after the graduation application deadline.  Students will receive their tickets at graduation rehearsal check-in. Please contact Mary Sullivan at for more information.

Graduation Applications

Graduation applications for Fall and Spring graduations as well as August conferral.

Senior Deadlines & Info

Deadlines for graduating Seniors and important times for Graduation Day

August Degree Conferral

Information about August Conferral and how to apply

Accommodations & Directions

Overnight accommodations fill up quickly. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservations early. If you need directions or information on restaurants and hotels find them here.

Honors at Graduation

Information on eligibility for academic honors at graduation.

Invitations, Cap & Gown & Gifts

Information on how to purchase your cap and gown as well as other graduation mementos.

Financial Aid Procedures

Information on entrance and exit counseling for students who borrow under the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the Federal Perkins Loan Program for the first time.


A professional photographer will take a photo of your graduate as he/she receives a diploma. Each graduate will be contacted by mail and given the opportunity to purchase a photo package to commemorate the event. Families and friends are welcome to take photos and video, but are asked not to walk in front of special guests or the stage area during the ceremony.