Aurora University

Spring Graduation Candidates

May Commencement

Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. – Class of 2020 Ceremony
Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m. – Graduate Ceremony
Sunday, May 2, 10 a.m. – Undergraduate Ceremony: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
Sunday, May 2, 2 p.m. – Undergraduate Ceremony: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University Quadrangle

Graduates were emailed their assigned ceremony date/time on April 7. If you did not receive this information, please email commencement@aurora.edu.

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 or our graduates and their guests are of paramount importance. Thank you for your understanding and please continue monitoring the website and your AU email for commencement information.

Countdown to Graduation

March 12, 2021

  • Graduation Application becomes available on WebAdvisor
    Potential undergraduate degree candidates: If you have not yet received a degree check, please contact the Center for Student Success at 630-844-6870. To complete your degree and receive a diploma, whether or not you plan to participate in the ceremony, you must complete the Graduation Application.
    • Verify legal name to be printed on diploma.
    • Verify diploma mailing address is correct.
    • Indicate whether or not you will participate in the ceremony.
    • Confirm your ceremony name.
  • Cap and Gown ordering begins
    • Order and pay for your cap and gown from Herff Jones.
    • You must have a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony. Deadline to order is Friday, April 2.
    • Cap and gown will be mailed directly to the address you provide when ordering.

March 23, 2021

  • Graduation Survey link to be sent to your AU email address
    • Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey. This survey will help AU better serve students and alumni in their career-planning activities and is an important step in completing your graduation requirements.

March 28, 2021

April 2, 2021

May 1-2, 2021

Graduates were emailed their assigned ceremony date/time on April 7. If you did not receive this information, please email commencement@aurora.edu.

  • 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 or our graduates and their guests are of paramount importance. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Participating graduates will receive 2 guest tickets to their assigned ceremony.
  • Continue monitoring the Commencement website and your AU email for more ceremony information.