Commencement @AUNE


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Commencement @AUNE

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10 AM.

Stage with graduates and a speaker. Graduates are wearing a variety of regalia. There are green signs that say Antioch University and the speaker is at a podium.

You’ve finished your degree and are graduating from one of Antioch University New England’s Master’s or Doctoral programs. Congratulations! Use this page to find everything you need to make Commencement as smooth as possible so you can focus on what matters in your career!

Graduation Application

Graduation (conferral of degrees) and Commencement are separate events. Commencement is a day of celebration held once per year in May. Students currently enrolled in their final semester should submit a Graduation Application during the three months before their final term begins. This application will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office which will then initiate the process for your program completion.

Participation in Commencement Ceremony

Students will be invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony based on their date of completion. An invite with further details and instructions will be sent directly to the finishing student’s Antioch email in early February.


Each participant will receive two printed Commencement tickets and directions to the ceremony location (Keene Middle School). These tickets must be shown by guests in order to enter the auditorium. We are able to accommodate two guests per participant in the auditorium. As we get closer to the date, if additional tickets become available, we will distribute them to you through a waiting list.

Participant Arrival Time

Please arrive at the auditorium at Keene Middle School on Saturday by 9 AM. Arriving by 9 AM will enable you to robe and assemble for the Academic Procession.

Commencement Attire

It is customary that participants are suitably robed for this occasion, which is part of a longstanding, respected academic tradition. Commencement attire consists of a gown, a hood, a cap, and a tassel. You will be prompted to order any attire you might need after you complete the Intent to Participate form.

New Attire

New attire can be ordered online directly from University Cap and Gown, or call them at 800-585-5500. You will need AUNE’s school ID#, which is 00128. Please have your credit card ready.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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