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Graduation Info

Announcements

Balfour® has been the official on-campus supplier of announcements since 1928.

Announcements may be ordered in front of the Auburn University Bookstore in Haley Center on the following dates:

September 12-16 between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

If announcements are not ordered during the timeframe listed above, visit: www.balfour.com/auburn

For further information, call (334) 821-0613 or visit: www.balfour.com/auburn

Cap & Gown

Contact:
Auburn University Bookstore
Haley Center
334-844-4241

  • A cap and gown is required to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • Caps and gowns are reserved by the Auburn University Bookstore only.

Deadline to Order Cap and Gown

  • Now - September 16
    Early Bird Price $30 – Undergraduates, $50 – Masters, $55 - Doctoral
  • September 19 - October 21
    Regular Price $40 – Undergraduates, $60 – Masters, $65 - Doctoral
  • Payment is due when order is placed. No Refund.

Attire for the Ceremony

  • Men: Dress pants, preferably dark, and dark shoes (please, no jeans, athletic shoes or sandals)
  • Women: Dress, or top with skirt or dark pants (no jeans); the robe’s separate white collar is optional.
  • Undergraduates: The tassel on the mortar board is worn on the right; it will be switched to the left side near the end of the ceremony.
  • Graduates: The tassel on the mortar board is worn on the left side.

Cap and Gown Return

  • Return immediately after the graduation ceremony at the designated return area at the Auburn Arena.

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Diploma Info

Diploma Shipping

  • Diplomas and a supplemental letter with miniature diploma will be mailed to students about 6 – 8 weeks after the commencement ceremony.
    • Diplomas are ordered after the degree audit is complete.
    • The degree audit occurs after the commencement ceremony.
  • Diplomas are shipped by United States Postal Service – no tracking available.
  • An e-mail will be sent to the student’s AU e-mail address once the diploma ships.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to provide a sufficient/relevant address on their Diploma On-Line Application for the time of shipment.

Diploma Format

  • Diplomas are 17” (wide) by 13” (high).
  • Minors are not printed on the diplomas.
    • Minors are printed on the transcript only.
  • Due to the increased volume of graduates during the Spring term, Auburn University has five ceremonies over a three day period. Auburn University’s records will reflect one official graduation date for Spring term. This particular date will appear on all diplomas and transcripts as the official graduation date.
  • If you walked on Sunday or Monday during the Spring graduation ceremonies, your diploma will reflect Saturday’s graduation date.

Diploma Online Application

Graduating students must fill out the Diploma On-Line Application. The following directions will assist in completing your application:

  • Log into AU Access
  • Select the My Academics tab
  • Choose the Student Menu Student Menu Icon
  • Select Diploma On-Line Application from the menu items
  • Fill out the application and Submit
  • If you need to edit your application, choose Return to Edit Page and re-Submit
  • Select Finish to complete

Graduation Fees

  • Graduation Fee - Generated from enrollment in UNIV-4AA0 graduation course which is an administrative course (non-graded, no coursework)
    • $25.00 graduation fee is applied to every degree candidate.
    • Each graduation attempt requires enrollment in the graduation course (UNIV 4AA0) and the graduation fee is applied each time.
    • It is the degree candidate’s responsibility to re-enroll in graduation course for a future graduation term.
  • Clearing Graduation Fee – generated from enrollment in UNDG-4900 clearing graduation course which is an administrative course (non-graded, no coursework)
    • $450.00 clearing graduation fee is applied to any undergraduate student who is registered for no credit hours at Auburn University in the term of graduation.

NOTE : The UNIV-4AA0 graduation course and the UNDG-4900 clearing graduation course (if applicable) have the same financial refund rules as any other course. No refunds will be given for the fees associated with these graduation courses after the 15th class day in Fall and Spring terms and after the 5th class day in a Summer term.

Graduation Holds

  • All outstanding university obligations are to be resolved prior to the commencement ceremony.
    • Auburn University Medical Clinic holds are included in university obligations.
  • Diplomas will not be ordered for any graduate with a hold on their record.
  • Any hold cleared after the commencement ceremony must be reported to the Office of the Registrar by the graduate to ensure diploma delivery.
  • Any hold not cleared within six months after the commencement ceremony will result in the graduate requesting a Replacement Diploma ($40).

Graduation Honors

Undergraduate students with a minimum overall grade average of 3.40 are graduated Cum Laude; a 3.60 Magna Cum Laude; and a 3.80 Summa Cum Laude.

Cum Laude - 3.4 - 3.594 (3.395 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA
Magna Cum Laude - 3.6 - 3.794 (3.595 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA
Summa Cum Laude - 3.8 - on up (3.795 rounds) - Unadjusted Institution GPA

  • The grade average for graduation honors must be achieved on Auburn University course work.
  • At least 60 hours in residence at Auburn University are required for graduation honors.
  • All grades from Auburn University, including those excluded by the grade adjustment/course repeat policy, are used for determining academic honors. (Honor calculations are based on the unadjusted GPA.)
  • Grades of S or U and non-credit courses are not used in the calculations.
  • Students earning a second baccalaureate degree must earn the minimum overall grade average required for honor distinction on the additional hours completed for the second degree. Those additional hours must total at least 60 credit hours.

The official honor designation is placed on the student's diploma and transcript.

Auburn University will issue one gold honor cord per degree to any undergraduate who has met the honor requirements stated above.

Honor designations of the graduates listed in the commencement program (booklet) are for the purposes of the program and do not represent a final certification of honors. At the time of printing, the highest potential honor that a student could earn is printed in the program.

Transfer Work & Transcript

  • Any graduating student who has transfer work that is needed to meet degree requirements at Auburn University must provide Auburn University with an official transcript which shows the completion of the transfer work.
  • Transfer work must meet all requirements set by Auburn University and your college/school in order to receive your Auburn University diploma.
  • Please request that the transcript be sent to the following address:
    • Office of the Registrar
      Langdon Hall
      152 S. College St.
      Auburn, AL 36849
  • A student has ten (10) working days after commencement to provide Auburn University with an official transcript.
  • If the transfer work is not received by ten (10) working days after commencement or is not of a satisfactory nature, the student’s name will be removed from the graduation list for the term they attempted to graduate and the student will then need to re-apply to graduate at a later semester.
  • The diploma will not be ordered, nor the degree awarded to the academic record, until Auburn University receives an official transcript which indicates the transfer work.

Other Outstanding Work

  • Any graduating student who has outstanding work (incompletes, NR grades, etc.) that is needed to meet degree requirements at Auburn University must clear this work within ten (10) working days after commencement.
  • If the outstanding work is not cleared by ten (10) working days after commencement or is not of a satisfactory nature, the student’s name will be removed from the graduation list for the term they attempted to graduate and the student will then need to reapply to graduate at a later semester.
  • The diploma will not be ordered, nor the degree awarded to the academic record, until all outstanding work is cleared and approved by the academic advisor.