Aurora University

Commencement Update - 7 April 2021


A message from Sarah Russe, Vice President for Community Relations:

Congratulations to our Graduating Students in 2021!

Thank you for your patience as we have worked hard to make special plans for celebrating your academic achievements for you and your family. The following dates and times have been established for Commencement Weekend for Aurora University. Students will receive an email later this morning with more detailed information!

2020 GWC Graduates and 2021 GWC Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral degree candidates
George Williams College of Aurora University/Ferro Pavilion
Friday, 30 April 2021, at 6 p.m.

These ceremonies will all be held on the University Quadrangle:

2020 AU Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Students
Saturday, 1 May 2021, at 10 a.m.

2021 AU Graduates and Doctoral degree candidates
Saturday, 1 May 2021, at 2 p.m.

2021 AU Bachelor of Arts and AU Bachelor of Social Work degree candidates
Sunday, 2 May 2021, at 10 a.m.

2021 AU Bachelor of Science and AU Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree candidates
Sunday, 2 May 2021, at 2 p.m.

In order to comply with local and state public health officials, we will allow only two (2) guest tickets per student in order to safely gather in the Ferro Pavilion or on the University Quadrangle. We will also honor students for their academic achievements in our year-end celebration.

We will also continue our tradition of livestreaming all the ceremonies for those family members who can join the activities from the comfort of their own home. More information and details will be provided to you on the Commencement website and hopefully will answer all your questions. In the meantime, feel free to email us at

Due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aurora University reserves the right to change commencement dates and locations based on the most current local and state guidelines. Weather-related conditions may also alter our plans for these outdoor ceremonies. The health and safety of our graduates and their guests are of paramount importance. Thank you for your understanding.