Commencement Information



Saint Augustine’s University
Commencement Information

Ceremony: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Saint Augustine’s University Quadrangle

To be considered eligible for Graduation, all students must complete a Candidacy Form with their faculty advisor. Once reviewed by the Office of the Registrar, seniors will receive written notification of their candidacy status from the Registrar Office (Hunter Building, Boom 106) by Friday, March 31, 2017.

Commencement letters will be distributed to all graduates, even those who completed degree requirements in the summer and fall of 2016. These letters will initially be distributed in the Office of the Registrar (Hunter Building, Room 106) May 4-8 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A Clearance Form is required to be completed by all Commencement participants. Beginning April 3, 2017, the form will be available in the Office of Student Accounts (Hunter Building, Room 10). In order to pick up your Commencement Regalia (cap, gown, hood and tassel), you must submit a completed clearance form and present your Commencement letter to the Campus Bookstore staff.

Invitations and Rings: Contact Balfour at 1-877-BALFOUR or visit their website:

Graduation Photos: A group photo will be taken prior to the Commencement ceremony. Two photos will be taken during the ceremony: one on stage with the President; a second at the bottom of the stage. Proofs will be mailed to your home address. For more information or if you do not receive your proofs, contact Photo Specialties at (919) 967-9576.

Graduation Attire:

Men: Black dress trousers, white shirt w/dark tie, black socks and black dress shoes.
Women: Black dress, black professional slacks or black skirt w/white blouse, flesh tone or black hosiery, black pumps or sling backs (no open toes.)
Jewelry: Small, stud earrings and one ring per hand are permitted.
Please note: Graduation attire will be monitored and enforced. Anyone not in compliance with the above requirements will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.

Graduation Fee: A $125 charge will be posted to your account. In addition to completing all academic requirements, you must also satisfy your financial obligation to the University to graduate and participate in the Commencement ceremony. This includes payment for cap, gown, and diploma.

Exit Loan Counseling: All students, including those who completed their degree requirements in the summer and fall, should visit to complete the Exit Loan Counseling. You will need your FAFSA PIN to retrieve your personal account information for your Federal Student Loan.

Graduation rehearsal is mandatory for all candidates who expect to participate in the ceremony. Be prepared to stay the entire length of the rehearsal.

Important Dates

Tuesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 27: Final Exams for graduating seniors

Monday, May 1: Final grades posted (graduating seniors) due by 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 4 – Monday, May 8: Commencement Letters distributed: Hunter Building, Room 106 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 11: (Mandatory 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate and Honor Cord Service in Chapel

Friday, May 12: (Mandatory) 10:00 a.m. ROTC Commissioning in Chapel

Friday, May 12: (Mandatory) Seby B. Jones Auditorium Rehearsal Check-in at 12:30 p.m. with Cap and Hood

Friday, May 12: (Mandatory) Rehearsal (Graduates Only) 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Parents will not be allowed in these areas.
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