We are excited to announce the schedule of Commencement ceremonies for Fall 2020 graduates.
Ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. and Wednesday, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Dunn Center.
The number of graduates participating in each ceremony is limited in accordance with COVID-19 guidance and best practices. If you plan to participate in one of the ceremonies, please click on the following Apply Here to submit your reservation request. You will be able to select the ceremony you prefer, as long as openings remain.
If the ceremony you have selected is full, you may be placed on a waiting list; or, if you check the box provided to approve participating in the other available ceremony, we may assign you to the other ceremony if seats are still available. If seats are no longer available in either ceremony, you will be placed on a waiting list for your original selection.
You will receive a confirmation for the date and time of your Fall Commencement ceremony via your APSU email account. Please do not finalize your travel plans or prepare invitations until you receive confirmation.
Your response is required by Monday, March 22, to reserve your seat for the ceremony, as walk-ins will not be permitted on the day of the ceremony due to required social distancing.
Please note: In order to create as safe an environment as possible, everyone attending Commencement will be required to follow the University’s COVID-19 guidelines. To attend the ceremony in person, all university employees, graduates and guests (three years and older) must wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the Dunn Center. Guest seating will be limited to ensure social distancing, and each graduate will be provided with four tickets to distribute to guests. Every guest entering the Dunn Center, regardless of age, must have a ticket and must sit in their designated seat. Guests are not permitted on the floor of the Dunn Center before, during, or after the ceremony. The ceremonies will be shortened to limit time indoors, but each attending graduate will be recognized by name as the graduate walks across the stage.
These plans are subject to modification based upon changes in the COVID-19 environment.
Diplomas and Cap & Gowns
Diplomas for December graduates will be ready on February 1, 2021, and distribution of those diplomas will be announced at a later date. Cap and gowns for December graduates may be ordered here to be delivered. Orders for on-campus pick-up have ended.