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Dates and Deadlines

Expected graduates will receive monthly email updates to their AU email accounts. Please share this information with family and others who are expected to attend commencement. 

Fall 2019


  • Mid-March: Graduation application for fall 2019 opens on Eagle Services


  • Student speaker selection process begins
  • September 11: Career Center Job & Internship Fair, 1-4 p.m., Bender Arena


  • Mid-October: Online regalia order form is activated for all students who are made eligible to graduate by their academic advisors
  • October 14: Deadline to purchase doctoral regalia
  • October 31: Deadline to submit Application to Graduate 
  • October 31: Graduation Fair, noon - 6 p.m., MGC Rooms 2-4


  • November 11: Deadline to order on-time and ship to home regalia
  • November 25: Regalia online ordering portal closes at 5 p.m. Additional late orders will only be available on a walk-up basis at regalia distribution.


  • December 9-12: Early ticket distribution begins in AU Central, Asbury Building, during normal business hours (Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • December 13-14: Regalia, parking passes, and ticket distribution in the Bridge Cafe. Friday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring 2020

Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, the Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been rescheduled. See the COVID-19 FAQ page for additional information. Dates will be published here when they are available.