Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Countdown
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Friday, August 6
Commencement Address and Graduate School ceremony

  • Commencement Address given by Nelda Lee ‘69
  • Group Recognition of Academic Honors
  • Undergraduate Degree Conferral
  • Doctoral Student Hooding
  • Masters Degree Conferral

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.)
Auburn Arena
(No limit to guests)


Saturday, August 7
Undergraduates
(Scroll down to view your college or school time)

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 a.m.)
Auburn Arena
(No limit to guests)

* See schedule for designated photo session time after each ceremony in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Graduate name card required to enter stadium for photo opportunity.

Summer 2021
Friday, August 6

Students should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes beforehand.

College
Start Time
Stadium Photo Time
PhD and Master’s
Start time 5:30 p.m.
Stadium photo time 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 7

Students should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes beforehand.

Engineering
Start time 8:00 a.m.
Stadium photo time 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Business
Start time 9:15 a.m.
Stadium photo time 9:35 - 10:35 a.m.
Education
and Liberal Arts
Start time 10:35 a.m.
Stadium photo time 10:55 -11:55 a.m.
Architecture, Design and Construction
and Nursing
Start time 12:00 p.m.
Stadium photo time 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Agriculture
, Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
, Human Sciences
and Sciences and Mathematics
Start time 1:20 p.m.
Stadium photo time 1:40 - 2:40 p.m.
* Time subject to change

Graduation Information

Commencement Checklists

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Undergraduate Checklist
What to Expect

Friday, August 6

  • PhD students must arrive at Auburn Arena, scholarship entrance, no later than 4:30 p.m. Master’s students should arrive by 4:45.

  • PhD students will pick up their preprinted name cards from the tables located inside Auburn Arena’s scholarship entrance. You will receive two name cards. One is to have your name called in the Arena, and the other is your ticket to enter the stadium. To have a photo with Aubie and on the field with your name on the jumbotron.

  • Master’s students will pick up their preprinted name cards from the tables before entering the arena floor. You will receive two name cards. One is for your name to be called in the Arena. The other is your ticket to enter the stadium, where you will have a photo opportunity with Aubie and have a picture taken on the field with your name on the jumbotron.

  • PhD students will meet their professor in the scholarship area and receive a briefing from Associate Dean Witte.

  • Master’s students will be escorted to the arena floor.

  • Graduates may remove their face covering once they reach the top of the stage ramp.

  • Once at the top of the ramp, scan your card, and the announcer will call your name.

  • PhD students will hand their hood to their major professor for hooding. Once hooded, they will proceed to Associate Dean Witte, who will give them their copy of The Auburn Creed and pose for a photo.

  • Master’s students will proceed to Associate Dean Witte, who will hand them their copy of the Auburn Creed and pose for a photo.

  • Graduates will process across the stage. Face coverings must be replaced before leaving the stage.

  • For one hour after the ceremony, all graduates have the opportunity to go to Jordan-Hare Stadium, have their photo taken with Aubie, and have their photo on the field with their name on the jumbotron.

  • Graduates will proceed to the Harbert Family Recruiting Center. You must have your name card to enter the building for a photo with Aubie and the field photo.

Saturday, August 7

  • Graduates must arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled college or school time.

  • Graduates will enter the Arena through the right-hand side main entrance door. Graduates with accessibility needs must enter through the Scholarship entrance.

  • Graduates will pick up their preprinted name cards from the tables located inside the Auburn Arena before entering the arena floor. You will receive two name cards. One is for your name to be called, and the second is a ticket to enter the stadium. To have a photo taken with Aubie. And have a picture taken on the field with your name on the jumbotron.

  • Graduates will be escorted to the arena floor.

  • At the designated start time of each school/college, the dean will offer brief remarks.

  • The ceremony will be live-streamed.

  • Graduates will be led from their seats by members of the Graduation committee to the stage.

  • Graduates may remove their face covering once they reach the top of the stage ramp.

  • Once at the top of the ramp, graduates will scan their name cards, and the announcer will call their names.

  • Once their name is called, Graduates will proceed to their dean, who will hand them their copy of the Auburn Creed and pose for a photo.

  • Graduates will process across the stage. Face coverings must be replaced before leaving the stage.

  • Graduates will then return to their seats.

  • For one hour after the ceremony, all graduates have the opportunity to go to Jordan-Hare Stadium, have their photo taken with Aubie, and have their photo on the field with their name on the jumbotron.

  • Graduates will proceed to the Harbert Family Recruiting Center. You must have your name card to enter the building for a photo with Aubie and the field photo.

Photo Opportunity at Jordan-Hare Stadium

For one hour after the ceremony, all graduates have the opportunity to go to Jordan-Hare Stadium, have their photo taken with Aubie, and have their photo on the field with their name on the jumbotron. Graduates will proceed to the Harbert Family Recruiting Center. You must have your name card to enter the building for a photo with Aubie and the field photo. Guest will proceed to Gates 12, 13. Guest with accessibiltyy needs can enter directly onto the field using Gate 9. Please see the map below for routes to the stadium from the arena. Golf carts will be available.

Introducing the Summer Class of 2021
825 Undergraduate Degree Applicants
205 Masters Degree Applicants
95 Doctoral Degree Applicants
236 Applicants with Minor
13 Veterans
3.07 Average GPA
23 Countries Represented
36 States Represented
49 Counties Represented
Last updated: June 22, 2021