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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you will need accommodations during the commencement ceremony (wheel chair, seating accommodations, walking assistance).
Directions to the Renaissance
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.
|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
Proper Attire and Etiquette
Amridge University graduation participants will receive a black cap and gown along with a red tassel.
Announcements and Rings
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.