All undergraduate students are required to file a graduation application 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.
Be sure your degree/major/minor information is correct. If not, you must contact the Office of the Registrar and have your degree objective changed BEFORE your graduation application is submitted.
All graduates must confirm with the University Registrar the address to which their diploma is to be mailed.
December and August Graduation
Students who complete their degree requirements during the previous December or in the coming August will be invited to attend the May ceremony. There is no separate commencement ceremony for summer or fall graduates.
There are two different graduation applications. One application is for students under the catalogs issued in 2014 or before, and the other is for students under the catalogs issued in 2015 and after.
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.
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 is submitted.
Commencement May 2017
May Commencement exercises will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 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.
- Prospective Doctoral and Master’s level candidates will be assembling in York Performance Hall at 1:30 p.m. in cap and gown.
May and August 2017 Graduates
If you are planning to complete your degree requirements in May or August (summer) 2017, you need to submit your graduation application as soon as possible!
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 contact the graduation assistant as soon as possible.
December 2017 and May 2018 Graduates
If you are completing your degree requirements in December 2017 or May 2018, you must complete the application and return it to the University Registrar's Office by April 28, 2017. The 2018 commencement ceremony will be held on May 5, 2018.
Please contact the University Registrar's Office if you have questions about this information:
Telephone: (765) 641-4164
Fax: (765) 641-3015