Spring Commencement

May Commencement

Aurora University Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 4, 2024
Aurora University Quadrangle

9 a.m. – School of Social Work
1 p.m. – College of Liberal Arts and Business
4:30 p.m. – College of Health and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Nursing

Graduation Application

All graduation candidates, regardless of participation in a ceremony, must complete the Graduation Application by the February 23 deadline.

Cap and Gown Ordering

Graduation candidates who plan to participate in a commencement ceremony must order their cap and gown from the Herff Jones website by the February 23 deadline. The cap and gown package can be picked up during Cap and Gown Days on March 26–27 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. in Crimi Atrium located in the Institute for Collaboration. There will be a shipping option for those who are unable to attend Cap and Gown Days.

Electronic Tickets

Each participating graduation candidate will receive an email from commencement@aurora.edu on Friday, March 22, with instructions on how to access their electronic guest tickets. Each participating graduate will receive 6 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 will be sent to your AU email account in mid-March. All graduation candidates are required to complete this brief survey. This information 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.