All undergraduate students are requested to file a Graduation Application [PDF] or the online Graduation Application form with the Office of the University Registrar at the end of the Junior year. Please review the application and degree audit on AccessAU for the following information:
Be sure your name as shown on your academic record, is correct as printed. The name on your diploma should match your official University academic records on file in AU Registrar's Office.
Commencement May 2016
May Commencement exercises will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 3 p.m. in the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. No tickets are necessary. No limit on guests. Prospective undergraduates will assemble in Byrum Hall at 1:30 p.m. in cap and gown with graduate prospectives assembling in York Performance Hall at 1:30 p.m. in cap and gown.
December 2015 Graduates
If you are completing your degree requirements in December 2015, you must complete the application and return it to the University Registrar's Office by May 1, 2015. If you missed the deadline, please contact the Graduate Assistant.
May 2016 Graduates
If you are planning to complete degree requirements in May 2016, complete the application and return it to the University Registrar's Office on or before May 1, 2015. There is a second deadline of September 15, 2015.
August 2016 Graduates
If you are planning to complete degree requirements in August (Summer) 2016, complete the application and return it to the University Registrar's Office on or before October 1, 2015.
If you fail to apply by the above stated deadlines, you will be subject to delaying your graduation. Also, if you do not complete your degree requirements during the semester you indicated on your degree application, you must reapply during the semester in which you anticipate graduating.
It is very important for you to check carefully the degree information on your degree audit form. If your degree/major information is incorrect, you must contact the Office of the University Registrar and have your degree objective changed BEFORE your graduation application.
Summer and fall graduates must confirm with the University Registrar the address to which their diploma is to be mailed.
Sign and date the application. Your signature along with an advisor's signature must appear on the graduation application form before it is submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
December and August Graduation
Students who complete their degree requirements in August or December will be invited to attend the May ceremony. There is no separate commencement ceremony for summer or fall graduates.
Please contact the University Registrar's Office if you have questions about this information:
Telephone: (765) 641-4164
Fax: (765) 641-3015