1. Application for Graduation
    It is your responsibility to obtain and file an "Application for Graduation" or an "Application to March without completion" request with the Records office (1-269-471-6230) Graduation ceremonies are in May and August; there is also a December graduation when degrees are conferred, but students do not march. Consult the academic calendar in the bulletin for application deadlines, which are 3-4 months in advance of graduation. The DMin office staff can submit the form on your behalf, but you must communicate with the DMin administrative assistant to request the service; email

  2. Graduation Regalia
    There are several options to choose from:
    1. The regular black "one-use" robe. This gown is made of a lightweight material with a black mortarboard hat, doctoral hood with appropriate symbolic colors, and gold tassel. The price is approximately $100; purchased from CB Grad; call 1-800-433-0296.
    2. Special-order the custom-made Andrews University doctoral regalia (cost is in the vicinity of $1,000). The robe is dark blue Monsanto crepe with black velveteen and gold cord trim and comes with the hood of appropriate colors and an 8-sided black velvet tam. For Andrews University custom regalia products, please contact Bob Petran with Herff Jones College Division. Email: or phone: 1-800-879-8143 or 1-734-663-9705. Order by February 15 for May graduates and by May 15 for August graduates. 
    3. Borrow or rent a robe from a previous Andrews University graduate.
    4. The Doctor of Ministry office has several sets of regalia available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. If you were able to borrow a robe and hat from an Andrews doctoral alumnus but need the hood with colors that represent your degree, the DMin office has a few extra hoods with the correct colors available for rent. The rental regalia is in high demand, so reserve yours early--several months in advance! The rental fee is on a cash or check basis only; it will not be charged to your Andrews account. Contact or call 1-269-471-3552.
  3. Announcements/Name Cards
    These are purchased through the AU Bookstore (, 800-385-2001). Personalized and generic announcements are available. Don't wait until the last minute.

  4. Lodging
    The Guest/Convention Services office is open seven days a week. To make a reservation, call 1-269-471-3360, or email Reservations should be made as early as possible--it will be a busy weekend! (Some make campus guest room reservations a year in advance for this weekend) Hotels are available within a range of 10-20 miles. For more complete lodging and transportation information, see the AU Website at
  5. Transportation
    The AU Transportation Department offers a shuttle service to the Michiana Regional Airport. This service is by prior reservation; call 269-471-3519, or e-mail
  6. Graduation Schedule
    It is a full weekend. Rehearsal practice is Thursday evening. There are ceremonies Friday evening, Saturday morning and Sunday morning. You are encouraged to attend. Details can be obtained from the Records Office.
  7. Graduation Application Deadlines
    View the Andrews University Academic Calendar for Graduation Application deadlines. (Note: this is in Adobe PDF format).


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