Aurora University

FAQs

You will receive your cap and gown in the mail approximately June 15. Please be sure to look for an email asking you to complete the graduation survey and verify your mailing address.

If you did not pre-order a cap and gown, please email commencement@aurora.edu by June 10 with your name, height, and weight.

Those who have earned honor cords will receive them with their cap and gown.

Undergraduates completing their course of study with a minimum of 30 semester hours earned at Aurora University will graduate with academic honors. Graduation Honors require the following cumulative grade-point average:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.90 to 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.75 to 3.899
  • Cum Laude: 3.50 to 3.749

Gold Ivy Leaf medallions will be mailed with your cap and gown. Undergraduates with superior scholarship who have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours for a letter grade at Aurora University and are graduating with at least a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average (Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude honors) receive the Gold Ivy Leaf Award. Those earning this designation by March 15 preceding Commencement will be invited to the Honors Convocation and the Gold Ivy Leaf Award will be listed in the Commencement program. Students achieving at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA by March 15 preceding Commencement with less than 90 semester hours for a letter grade at Aurora University will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Your diploma and diploma cover will be mailed to you with the celebration Commencement box in July. If you are an August 2020 graduate you will receive your diploma cover only in this box. Diplomas for August 2020 graduates will be mailed approximately November 1, 2020.

All graduates will have a slide in the virtual ceremony unless they indicate to us that they do not want to be featured. In order to personalize your slide with a photo and provide name pronunciation guidance, you must register at aurora.marchingorder.com.

All May 2020 and August 2020 graduates will have the opportunity to participate in the virtual ceremonies.

Your photo and name pronunciation guidance must be submitted by July 1. Please contact commencement@aurora.edu with any questions about this process.

Here are the virtual ceremony photo guidelines.

Wearing your cap and gown is encouraged but not required. Here are the guidelines for the virtual ceremony photos.

No, you are not required to submit a photo.

If you do not want to have a slide appear in the virtual ceremony with your name and graduation information, you must email commencement@aurora.edu to notify us of this.

You will be featured in the ceremony that you selected to participate in for May Commencement. If you chose to not attend a May ceremony, then you will be featured in the GWC virtual Commencement ceremony.

You will be featured in the ceremony that you selected to participate in for May Commencement. If you chose to not attend a May ceremony, then you will be featured in the Aurora virtual Commencement ceremony.

The virtual Commencement ceremony video will be available for replay at aurora.edu/commencement.

Yes, if you are interested in participating in the May 2021 ceremony, please email commencement@aurora.edu.

The graduate fee covers a wide variety of expense related to graduation including diplomas, diploma covers, record evaluation, posting and mailing of academic transcripts, cap, gown, tassels and hoods where applicable, and the commencement tickets and program. Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee for this year.