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.

Saturday, December 11, 2021
9 a.m. — Undergraduate Ceremony
1 p.m. — Graduate Ceremony
Thornton Gymnasium


Cap and Gown

The cap and gown you ordered 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. If you didn't order by the October 11 deadline, you may still pick up an extra cap and gown on site that day.

Electronic Tickets

Each participating graduation candidate will receive an email from on Monday, November 15, with instructions on how to access their 2 electronic guest tickets.

  • Guests can bring tickets in paper or electronic form.
  • Due to limited seating, there are no additional tickets available.

Graduation Survey

A survey link was 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.