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Commencement/Graduation Saturday May 4th, 2024

Saturday, May 4th, 10:00 AM Alumni Lawn

College of Christian Studies
College of Health Professions
College of Education
College of Engineering
Center for Leadership and Organizations
School of Interior Design
School of Public Service and Administration

Graduation Day Itinerary for Students

7:30 AM – Doors open for check-in in the lobby of Henderson.

8:00 AM – Roll call in Henderson Auditorium

10:00 AM – Commencement Ceremony

Diploma Frame: Anderson University diploma frames are available to purchase on our website. The diploma frame is a custom order; please allow 4-6 weeks for the item to arrive. This item is not eligible for expedited shipping.

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 28, 2024.

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 the chance of slips or falls.

Cap and Gown: Students are not allowed to wear cords or stoles unless approved by the Office of the Provost and the Registrar’s office. Caps cannot be decorated. Students will be asked to remove the cap if it is decorated.


Guests can arrive as early as 8:30 am.

The ceremony lasts around 2 hours.

Yes, shuttle service will be available for those who need it.

The restrooms are located in Johnston Hall, Merritt Administration Building, and Vandiver Hall.

The University is contracted with Pro Pics to provide photography for graduation, no photographers outside of the University will be allowed on the premises. After the event, you are more than welcome to use the campus for a photo shoot. To order photos:

If the event is held on the Alumni Lawn, there will not be a guest limit. If it rains, the ceremony will be held at NewSpring Church and a guest limit will be enforced. The rain plan will be available soon.
Yes, AU Outfitters will be open from 9:00am to 5:30pm. You can also shop online here.


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