Aurora University

Ceremony Participation and Location

Below is a grid outlining the ceremony in which graduates participate.

Semester in which degree requirements are completed Eligible graduates from these locations Commencement ceremony
Fall 2020 Aurora, AU Online, and Woodstock Center December 2020 (Aurora)
GWC May 2021 (GWC)
Spring 2021 Aurora May 2021 (Aurora)
GWC May 2021 (GWC)
AU Online and Woodstock Center May 2021 (Aurora or GWC)
Summer 2021 Aurora campus, AU Online, and Woodstock Center December 2021 (Aurora)
GWC May 2021 (GWC)
Fall 2021 Aurora campus, AU Online, and Woodstock Center December 2021 (Aurora)
GWC May 2022 (GWC)

If you have questions or need clarification, please email commencement@aurora.edu.

The graduation application was recently opened for students who anticipate completing their degree during fall 2020. If eligible, we ask that you complete the application as soon as possible but no later than October 9, 2020. The university will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on December 12, 2020. The prerecorded, online format will allow the AU community to honor graduates in a special way that is also safe and compliant with current public health guidelines