Graduation Information: December Commencement

Applying for Graduation

The The Graduation and Commencement Information 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 6:45 p.m in location to be determined. 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. Regalia for Doctoral candidates may be purchased from ACU Bookstore and are yours to keep.  

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.

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



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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 emailed 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 -Graduate and Commencement Information form due to the Graduate School 
November 20 - Thesis defense deadline

November 14 - Comprehensive exam deadline
December 11 - Commencement

  • 6:30 p.m. - Rehearsal (TBA)
  • 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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