Important Information for Graduation

***Commencement Location Update***

Spring 2024 Commencement will be held inside the Grant Center at the E. Stuart James Grant North Campus at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Detailed information about rehearsal check-in, ticket information, graduation day check-in and guest check-in is listed here. Please keep an eye on your AU student email for any updates or changes.


Graduates will receive 8 tickets to distribute to their guests at graduation rehearsal on May, 3, 2024.

Graduation Check List – Spring 2024 Commencement

  1. Apply for Graduation Apply by Thursday, April 4, to avoid a $50 late fee.
  2. Contact Advisor/Student Success Coach (Averett Online Students) to insure all degree requirements have been met
  3. Pay $125 Graduation and any other outstanding balance
  4. Order Cap & Gown (This only needs to be done if you plan to attend May 2024 ceremony)

Graduation Applications

Senior Deadlines & Info

Deadlines for graduating seniors and important information for Graduation Day

August & December Degree Conferral

Information about August/December 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.