You've looked forward to this day for a long time—graduation day. It's an exciting moment, and a day full of details. Below is the information you need to make graduation day stress-free and enjoyable.


AU's spring commencement ceremony is held on the upper end of Alumni Lawn, between Boulevard and Front Street. The six-acre Alumni Lawn stands at the front of campus and is shaded by large oak trees. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least an hour in advance of the ceremony as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Alumni Lawn
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Baccalaureate Service:

6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016
Concord Baptist Church 
102 Concord Road
Anderson, SC 29621

Post-Graduation Reception

Following the spring ceremony, graduates, professors, family, and friends are encouraged to mingle on the lawn. Graduates and their families should arrange a specific meeting place on the lawn, which will make it easier to find one another after the ceremony. Be sure to look for the beverages and treats on the nearby tables.


Restrooms are located in three buildings bordering Front Street, across from Alumni Lawn: Johnston Hall, the Merritt Administration Building, and Vandiver Hall. Water stations are available before and during the ceremony, placed at multiple locations on the lawn.