Commencement/Graduation - Graduates

Graduate Students

  • Friday, May 5th, 5pm
  • Henderson Auditorium, Rainey Fine Arts Center
  • All Graduate students

Itinerary – Ceremony for Master’s and Doctoral Students

May 5th

3:00 PM – Doors open for check-in in Daniel Recital Hall (Side Entrance across from Thrift)
3:30 PM – Roll call in Daniel Recital Hall
5:00 PM – 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 30, 2023.

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.


Guests can arrive as early as 3:45 pm

The ceremony lasts around 1.5 hours.

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

The restrooms are located in the Henderson Lobby.

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.

Graduates are allowed 10 guests each

Yes, AU Outfitters will be open from 10:00am to 7:00pm. You can also shop online here.


Livestreaming begins on Friday, May 5, 5pm