Aurora University

December Commencement

Spartan Statue

Aurora University December Commencement Ceremony

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement date and location are subject to change.

Please be aware that all ceremony details have not been finalized. Continue monitoring the commencement website and your email for more information to come.

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time TBD
Thornton Gymnasium
* Graduation candidates will be notified of their specific ceremony time via their AU email account later in the fall.

Graduation Application

All graduation candidates, regardless of participation in a ceremony, must complete the Graduation Application by the October 11 deadline.

Cap and Gown Ordering

Graduation candidates who are participating in a commencement ceremony must order their cap and gown from Herff Jones before the October 11 deadline. The cap and gown can be picked up during Cap and Gown Day on Wednesday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Crimi Atrium in the Institute for Collaboration.


Graduates will receive their guest tickets at Cap and Gown Day on Wednesday, November 17. Number of tickets is TBD.

Graduation Survey

A survey link will be sent to your AU email account on Wednesday, October 20. All graduation candidates are required to complete this brief survey. This will help AU better serve students and alumni in their career-planning activities and is an important step in completing your graduation requirements. You must complete the graduation survey before picking up your cap and gown.

Please refer to the tabs on the left for more information.