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). Both forms are available for download in PDF format at www.andrews.edu/grad/resources. 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 InMinistry Center can submit the form on your behalf, but you must communicate with the InMinistry Center administrative assistant to request the service.
*Application for December Graduation Due: September 26, 2013.
2. Graduation Gown
The regular black "one-use" gown is made of a lightweight material with a black mortarboard hat and a Master of Arts hood in scarlet red. The price is under $100; purchase through the AU Bookstore (800-385-2001).
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.
If you wish to reserve a dormitory room, call the office manager of Meier Hall (men's residence), 269-471-3397, or Lamson Hall (women's residence) at 269-471-3439. Generally, guest rooms are available for either gender and for families at both dormitories. 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 www.andrews.edu/visitors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Graduation Schedule
It is a full weekend with rehearsal practice on 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.