Commencement Speakers

Kirsty Coventry

Kirsty Coventry '06

College of Human Sciences Alumna

“Auburn taught me the power of teamwork and becoming Auburn's greatest Olympian was possible because of the strength of the team I surrounded myself with, and to this day I still attribute my successes to the people around me,” said Coventry.

Phillip McWane

Philip McWane '80

Harbert College of Business alumnus

"I received such a well-rounded education at Auburn University that I've often been complemented as being an engineer and sometimes accused of being a lawyer,” said McWane. “I'm neither. I'm well rounded."


**Please see the ticket guidelines; guest seating is limited for spring ceremonies.

To ensure the university adheres to venue capacity inside Neville Arena, Auburn will allot graduating students a limited number of free tickets for all commencement ceremonies beginning fall 2023.

University-issued tickets are required for (1) all graduates seated on the Arena floor/walking and (2) all guests seated in the stands (all attendees must have a ticket, regardless of age). Please refer to the ticketing page for additional information.

    **Important name card information**

  • All graduates must have a valid form of ID in order to receive their name card.

  • Hard copy IDs or digital IDs on smartphones will be accepted.

  • If a graduate does not have a preprinted name card at their graduation ceremony, a write-in card can be provided pending graduation status verification.

Friday, May 3 - Neville Arena | Doors Open 90 minutes prior to ceremony start time

5:00 P.M.

PhD and Masters

Saturday, May 4 - Neville Arena

8:00 A.M.

College of Agriculture

College of Architecture, Design and Construction

College of Human Sciences

College of Nursing

1:00 P.M.

College of Education

College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

College of Sciences and Mathematics

6:00 P.M.

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Sunday, May 5 - Neville Arena

1:00 P.M.

College of Liberal Arts

6:00 P.M.

Harbert College of Business

Monday, May 6 - Neville Arena

1:00 P.M.

College of Pharmacy

6:00 P.M.

College of Veterinary Medicine

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