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May 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Updated: 05/5/2022

For May 2022 Commencement, there will be two ceremonies on-campus and livestreaming on this page. Students will be assembled by the academic unit of the primary major/program. See the listing and schedules below to determine on which day your ceremony will be:

Friday, May 6, 10am

  • Center for Cybersecurity
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Christian Studies
  • School of Public Service & Administration

Saturday, May 7, 10am

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions
  • School of Interior Design
  • The South Carolina School of the Arts

Please note the baccalaureate service is separate from commencement. For information regarding the baccalaureate service, please visit: https://andersonuniversity.edu/academics/baccalaureate

 

Saturday, May 6, 10am Commencement Livestream

 

Saturday, May 7, 10am Commencement Livestream

 

Information for the Ceremonies

Commencement Website: Information regarding Commencement will be updated on our Anderson University Commencement page.  Please check this page regularly for important updates.

Video Streaming:  For the convenience of family and friends who are unable to attend Commencement, we are pleased to provide a live video streaming option on our Commencement page.  Please check this page for the link that will be published when it becomes available.

Required Dress: Commencement participants must be dressed appropriately in attire suitable for formal church services or professional engagements.  No jeans, shorts, or casual footwear (e.g., flip-flops, athletic shoes, etc.) are permitted.  Avoid high heels and slick-soled shoes to limit chance of slips or falls.

Photography: A professional photographer has been contracted to take photos during the event, including two close-up photos. Due to our contractual obligations with the photography company, guests or other professional photographers should not enter the aisles to take photos during the event. After the event, you are more than welcome to use the campus for a photo shoot.

Diploma Distribution: Graduates will receive empty diploma covers during the ceremony.  The diplomas will not be available on the day of the ceremony.  Diplomas will be mailed by June 17, 2022, and students will receive an email to the AU email with a tracking number once the diploma has been mailed.

Student Check-In Instructions: Check-In will open at 8:00 a.m. You will need to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. at the Student Center Theatre.

  1. It is imperative that you are present for the roll call of names to ensure you are marked present for the Commencement ceremony.
  2. The activities involve substantial walking on sidewalks, soft grass, and up and down steps.  Please wear comfortable, safe shoes.
  3. If you require special accommodations for participating in the Processional or ceremony, please notify the Office of the Registrar at (864)231-2120 or registrar@andersonuniversity.edu as soon as possible to discuss how we can best accommodate your needs.

 

Guest Information

There are no tickets and no limit to the amount of guests that can be invited. Family and friends of each graduate are encouraged to sit together.

 

Inclement Weather Plan

If the weather is such that we must enact the rain plan, there will be two ceremonies at NewSpring Church.

Inclement Weather Student Check-In:

Check-In will open at 8:00 a.m. in KidSpring.  You will need to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.  ONLY students will be allowed to enter through the KidSpring entrance.  More information will be shared in your AU email if we must enact the rain plan.

Inclement Weather Guest Information: Each graduate will be able to have seven (7) guests in the main sanctuary for the live event.  In addition to the seven (7) seats in the main auditorium, we have overflow capacity for up to one thousand (1,000) guests in a designated building on NewSpring's campus where we will display the livestream feed.  As a further convenience, the ceremony will be livestreamed for guests to watch online.  The two ceremonies will be divided by college/school of your major/program.  See below for the groups for each ceremony:

Friday, May 6, 10am

  • Center for Cybersecurity
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Christian Studies
  • School of Public Service & Administration

Saturday, May 7, 10am

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Health Professions
  • School of Interior Design
  • The South Carolina School of the Arts

Students, you can verify your college/school by looking for your major/program in the Academic Catalog: catalog.andersonuniversity.edu.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar: registrar@andersonuniversity.edu or 864-231-2120.

 

 

Campus Map for Commencement Ceremonies

Handicap Parking: will be any handicap space in addition to the Thrift Libary parking lot (#2 on map). There are also other reserved spaces and VIP parking at Kingsley Residence Hall (#14 on map).

Campus Map
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