Graduation Information: August Commencement

The graduation ceremony will be on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Moody Coliseum. 

The rehearsal for doctoral and master's graduates will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 130 in the North Hall of Moody. Come dressed for commencement. Guests should proceed directly to Moody Coliseum.

The Alumni Association is hosting a reception in honor of graduates and their families. The reception will be held in the Bob Hunter Welcome Center immediately following the commencement ceremony.

Caps, Gowns, and Hoods

Regalia for Master's candidates may be purchased from the ACU Bookstore for $72 plus tax. Regalia for Doctoral candidates may be purchased for $139.99 plus tax. The cap, gown, and hood are yours to keep with this purchase. 

Pick up times in the Bookstore are Tuesday, August 4 - Friday, August 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your regalia during these hours, please contact the ACU Bookstore, 325-674-2524 by August 6 to make other arrangements. 

Remember: Check your regalia for tassel and hood color before coming to the rehearsal.

  • MA (Arts) - White
  • MAcc (Accounting) - Tan
  • MAR (Arts in Religion) - Scarlet
  • MACM (Arts in Christian Ministry) - Scarlet
  • MDiv (Divinity) - Scarlet
  • MEd (Education) - Light Blue
  • MLA (Liberal Arts) - White
  • DMin (Doctor of Ministry) - Scarlet
  • MMFT (Marriage & Family Therapy) - Scarlet
  • DMin (Doctor of Ministry) - Scarlet
  • MSN (Nursing) - Apricot
  • MS (Science) - Golden Yellow
  • MSSW (Social Work) - Citron



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Pronunciation of Names

The correct pronunciation of your name is important. We will go over the correct pronunciation of everyone's name during rehearsal.


A professional photographer will take a picture as each candidate is on stage. Proofs and order information will be mailed after graduation.


Transcripts, Diplomas, and Degree Posting

Transcripts: Financial accounts must be cleared prior to graduation in order for transcripts to be released. Contact Student Financial Services to arrange your exit interview. Also check to be sure that all requirements have been met and the degree has been posted before ordering a transcript indicating an earned degree.

Diplomas: Diplomas will be mailed within two months following commencement. The Graduate School must certify that all graduation requirements have been met before diplomas are ordered.

Degree Posting: Degrees are posted upon completion of all requirements. All grades must be posted and completed theses must be turned in to the Graduate School before your degree will be posted.

*If your address changes after graduation, it is your responsibility to notify the Graduate School Office!


2015 Calendar of Graduate Commencement Events

May 1 - Intent to Graduate form due to the Graduate School office

June 1 - Commencement Information form due to the Graduate School office

July 3 - Thesis Defense Deadline

July 10 - Comprehensive exam deadline

August 7 - Commencement

  • 6:30 p.m. - Rehearsal (Moody Room 135)
  • 7:30 p.m. - Ceremony (Moody Coliseum)
  • Immediately Following - Reception (Hunter Welcome Center)


For additional information and FAQ's, please visit the Undergraduate Commencement page. For questions regarding graduation, please contact the Graduate School at 325-674-2223 or

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