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 doctoral regalia (made just for Andrews University) for somewhat over $900; this gown is dark blue Monsanto crepe with black velveteen and gold cord trim and comes with an 8-sided black velvet tam. Order directly from the Herff Jones website or call Herff Jones regalia company at 1-800-552-3228 x5550. Order by February 15 for May graduates and by May 15 for August graduates. 
    3. Borrow a robe from a previous Andrews University graduate.
    4. The Doctor of Ministry office has several sets of regalia available for a rental fee of $75, first-come, first-served. If you were able to borrow a robe but need the correct hood, the DMin office has a few extra hoods with the correct colors available for rental. 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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