Amridge University would like you to join us during Commencement weekend where we will recognize the academic achievements of our graduating students. The information found here will assist you and your guests as you make plans to participate in the weekend’s celebration events.

Graduation Tea:

Date and Time: Friday, June 3, 2016,  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
You and your family are invited to attend a tea in honor of our graduating students.

Location: Amridge University, Montgomery campus: 1200 Taylor Road. 

Commencement Information: Agenda

Date and Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Arrive by 8:00 a.m. – Students, faculty, and staff should be on-site no later than 8:15 a.m.
Commencement starts at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Location: The Renaissance Montgomery Performing Arts Centre (MPAC)– Montgomery, AL
Located in Downtown Montgomery at 201 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104.

Disability Accommodations: Please contact Elaine Tarence at 334.387.7528 or if you will need accommodations during the commencement ceremony (wheel chair, seating accommodations, walking assistance).

Directions to the Renaissance 

North (From Birmingham, AL)

Take I-65 South to Exit 172 for Clay Street towards downtown.
Turn right at Clay Street and then take a sharp right at Oak Street.
Turn right at Bell Street and continue on to Tallapoosa Street.
MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.


East (From Auburn, AL)

Take I-85 South to Exit 1 and merge on to South Union Street.
Turn left at Madison Avenue and Continue on Bibb Street.
Turn right at Commerce Street.
Turn Left at Tallapoosa Street.
MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.


South (From Mobile, AL)

Take I-65 North to Exit 172 for Herron Street.
Take a Slight left at North Holt Street followed by a slight right at Bell Street.
Continue to Tallapoosa Street.
MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.


West (From Meridian, AL)

Take I-85 South and merge onto I-20 East/I-59 North via the ramp to Macon/US-45/Tuscaloosa.
Take Exit 1 toward Cuba/US-80 East/Demopolis.
Turn right at AL-8 East.
Turn right at AL-22/Broad St/US-80-BR.
Continue to follow US-80-BR and take a slight left at AL-41 South/US-80 East.
Merge onto I-65 North via the ramp to Montgomery/Birmingham.
Take Exit 172 for Herron Street.
Turn slight left at North Holt Street followed by a slight right at Bell Street.
Continue to Tallapoosa Street.
MPAC is located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.


Travel Arrangements and Lodging

MPAC has provided Amridge University a block of 10 rooms where you can book your hotel on site at the Renaissance hotel where MPAC is located. Book at this link. The special rate offered for these 10 rooms is available for 6/3/2016 – 6/5/2016, but must be booked by 5/3/2016.

Other Additional Hotels

Hotel Phone Number Address
Candlewood Suites 334-277-0677 9151 Boyd Cooper Pkwy
Comfort Inn and Suites 334-481-0880 10015 Chantilly Pkwy
Country Inn and Suites 334-277-4142 10095 Chantilly Pkwy
Drury Inn 334-273-1101 1124 Eastern Blvd
Embassy Suites (Downtown) 334-269-50555 300 Tallapoosa St
Fairfield Inn and Suites 334-260-8650 8970 East Chase Pkwy
Hampton Inn and Suites 334-277-1818 7651 East Chase Pkwy
Hilton Garden Inn 334-244-0101 7665 East Chase Pkwy
Holiday Inn Express 334-271-5516 9250 Boyd Cooper Pkwy
Microtel 334-649-4465 100 Gibbons Dr
Staybridge Suites 334-277-9383 7800 East Chase Pkwy







For graduates, family, and friends visiting from out of town, please visit: Montgomery Online

Agenda (printable version – Preliminary Instructions for Graduation.) 

Upon entering the Renaissance complex, graduates will see Amridge signs with arrows pointing the way to the “Graduation Events” which will be held in the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) area. Amridge staff will be on site to assist in directing you to the appropriate place to receive your caps and gowns. They will also assist your families in locating the area where the graduation ceremony will take place. Further instructions for graduates will be given on site.

Caps, Gowns, Hoods

The honor cords awarded at the Amridge University graduation ceremony have specific meaning. Each cord awarded has a required cumulative grade point average for each level of honor.

Cum Laude 3.500-3.699 — red honor cord
Magna Cum Laude 3.700-3.899—gold honor cord
Summa Cum Laude 3.900-4.00—gold honor cord

  • Advanced degree candidates wear hoods.
  • The lining of the Amridge University hood is blue and white, and the velvet border of the hood is red.
  • All candidates will retain their cap, gown and tassel.

Proper Attire and Etiquette

Academic Dress

Amridge University graduation participants will receive a black cap and gown along with a red tassel.

  • Amridge University Policy states that candidates may not alter or decorate their regalia in any way or wear additional articles not sanctioned by the university. Doing so may interfere with your ability to participate in the graduation ceremony. This includes stoles.
  • Tassels are worn on the left side of the graduation cap at all times.
  • Men should wear dark slacks and dark shoes.  Women should wear dark shoes and simple jewelry.

Announcements and Rings

Order Graduation Announcements and Rings

Diploma Distribution

The presentation tube you will receive at the ceremony will be empty. You will be given your diploma after the graduation ceremony. If you are unable to attend the commencement ceremony, your diploma will be mailed to you.