Commencement Ceremonies

To receive your name card used in Saturday's ceremonies, all fall undergraduates and graduate students must attend the Friday, December 10 University Commencement ceremony.

Commencement Countdown
Face coverings required

All graduating students must attend
Friday, December 10
Jordan-Hare Stadium
(No limit to number of guests)

University Commencement

  • Commencement Address given by Joe Forehand Jr. ‘71
  • Recognition of Academic Honors
  • Degree Conferral

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, December 11
Jordan-Hare Stadium
(No limit to number of guests)
Graduate and Undergraduate Ceremonies

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
See schedule of times below.

Commencement Speaker
Joe Forehand
Joe Forehand '71

There is no substitution
for preparation.
So, take the first sentence
of the Auburn Creed with
you when you
leave Auburn.
"I can count only on
what I earn. I believe in
work, hard work".

- Joe Forehand

Graduation Information

What To Expect

Friday, December 10

The ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m.

  • All graduating students must wear their cap and gown to participate in the Friday evening ceremony.
  • Graduates will enter through the North Parking Lot no later than 4:30 p.m.
  • Once inside, graduates will be led to their seats on the Pat Dye field by members of the Graduation Committee and given their AU commemorative cord.
  • During the National Anthem, there will be a flyover.
  • 1971 Alum, Joe Forehand is the guest speaker.
  • Academic Honors will be recognized as a group.
  • The Board of Trustees will confer all degrees.
  • The Alumni President Regenia Sanders will speak.
  • Amanda Bishop will sing the Alma Mater.
  • The fireworks will begin once the stage party has exited the stage.
  • At the conclusion, graduates will exit through the North Parking Lot to pick up their preprinted RFID name card to be used on Saturday.

Saturday, December 11

  • All graduating students must wear their cap and gown to participate in their College/School ceremony.
  • Graduates must arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled college or school time.
  • Graduates will enter through the Harbert Family Recruiting Center main entrance.
  • Graduates will proceed to the Tiger Den for a photo with Aubie (optional).
  • Graduates, then you will be led to your seats in the stands by members of the Graduation Committee.
  • At the designated start time of each school/college, the dean will offer brief remarks.
  • Graduates will be led from the stands 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 scan their RFID 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 after the procession.
  • Graduates will then continue onto the field to meet their family and friends.
Saturday, December 11

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

Start Time
Liberal Arts
Start time 8:00 a.m.
Sciences and Mathematics
Start time 8:46 a.m.
Start time 9:16 a.m.
Architecture, Design and Construction
Start time 10:06 a.m.
Start time 10:36 a.m.
Human Sciences
Start time 11:22 a.m.
Start time 11:42 a.m.
Start time 12:05 p.m.
Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Start time 12:33 p.m.
Start time 12:50 p.m.
Start time 1:05 p.m.
Start time 1:30 p.m.
* Time subject to change
Commencement Checklists


Your steps toward graduation begin during the first few weeks of the semester you plan to graduate. Download the undergraduate commencement checklist now and stay on track throughout the semester.

Undergraduate Checklist
Introducing the Fall Class of 2021
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212 Masters Degree Applicants
124 Doctoral Degree Applicants
236 Applicants with Minor
31 Veterans
3.12 Average GPA
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Last updated: October 14, 2021