2021 Commencement Information
Antioch University Online will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00pm (EST)
You’ve finished your degree, or plan to finish by the end of Summer term, and are graduating from one of Antioch University Online programs: Congratulations!
Use this page to find everything you need to make graduation day as smooth as possible, so you can focus on what matters – your new career! Please check back often for additional information and updates. For questions regarding commencement, please contact Rhonda McArthur at 937.769.1800.
Students approaching the completion of their degree or certificate are required to submit a Graduation Application. Students are encouraged to submit their application one term ahead of the term in which they intend to graduate. This alerts the registrar team and your program/Student Services to review your record for completion. The Graduation Application is available online in AUView. For more details, please refer to the Student Instructions information sheet.
Antioch University has partnered with Key Plus, Inc. They offer a range of supplies to meet your graduation needs, including announcements, invitations, frames and more!
Online participants: Order your Cap & Gown here
If you attend a campus listed below, please reach out to that campus for details:
Order your Class Ring here.
Email: [email protected]
Once my graduation application is in, what else do I need to do for commencement?
You will need to complete the Commencement RSVP form no later than February 23. You will also need to order your cap and gown through KeyPlus. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda McArthur by email at [email protected].
What is my graduation date?
The last day of the semester in which you complete program requirements is your official graduation date. Do not confuse this with the day that commencement occurs. The commencement ceremony is held once a year for all graduates during the preceding school year. For each commencement, there will be students representing three actual graduation dates.
When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas will not be ordered until program requirements are complete and a graduation application has been submitted. Final documents, including a diploma and a complimentary official transcript, will be generated once all program requirements have been completed, including completion of the Financial Aid Exit Interview, and all bills paid in full. You should expect to receive your final documents in the mail within four to six weeks following the completion of all degree requirements.
Students who have successfully completed all requirements in their academic program, or whom the Registrar’s office determines will complete their requirements no later than the summer term, are encouraged to participate in the annual commencement ceremony in the summer. Additional information regarding times, announcements, regalia, etc. can be obtained from the Student Services office.
Students should finalize these arrangements at least two months prior to the scheduled commencement ceremony.