Graduation Information: December Commencement

Applying for Graduation

The Intent to Graduate form is available online. You will receive more information about your degree status and graduation early in the semester you intend to graduate.

December Commencement

The graduation ceremony will be on Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Moody Coliseum. 

The rehearsal 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.

There will be a Graduation Fair in the Campus Center Living Room.

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, December 8 - Friday, December 11 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 December 8 to make other arrangements. 

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

  • MDiv (Divinity) - Scarlet
  • MA (Arts) - White
  • MAcc (Accounting) - Tan
  • MAR (Arts in Religion) - Scarlet
  • MACM (Arts in Christian Ministry) - Scarlet
  • MEd (Education) - Light Blue
  • MLA (Liberal Arts) - White
  • MMFT (Marriage & Family Therapy) - Scarlet
  • DMin (Doctor of Ministry) - Scarlet
  • MS (Science) - Golden Yellow
  • MSN (Nursing) - Apricot
  • 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 and a posed portrait after the diploma march. 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

September 1 - Intent to Graduate form due to the Graduate School Office
October 1- Commencement Information form due to the Graduate School Office
November 7 - Thesis defense deadline

November 14 - Comprehensive exam deadline
December 11 - Commencement

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