Date and Time for 2016:  Saturday, June 4, 2016

Earning a degree from Amridge University is an honor and an accomplishment. While you’ll often hear the terms “graduation” and “commencement” used interchangeably, there are actually significant differences.

Applying for graduation is a process whereby students nearing the completion of their degree requirements formally alert the University of their expectation to graduate.  Students who will be graduating must fill out a Degree Completion Application no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Please see the Degree Completion section to review the step-by-step process.

Graduation, or the act of earning a degree, refers to the successful completion of all credit hours and other degree requirements (such as practicum hours) in a particular academic program. Every May, August, and December, each School and College may confer academic degrees. Once these obligations have been satisfied, students are considered degree candidates or candidates for graduation until final grades are submitted, fees paid, and other University obligations satisfied. Students who are considered a conferred degree candidate will receive their diplomas in June.  Diplomas are given to students who participate in the Commencement ceremony, while students who are not able to attend are mailed their diploma.

Commencement is the formal ceremony held to publicly recognize and congratulate the degree candidates. Every June, Amridge University convenes their commencement ceremony and graduation tea for graduates, their families and guests.


  View our Commencement Information and Resources
  Order Graduation Announcements and Rings