Commencement

Dates, Times & Locations

Spring Undergraduate Commencement:

9 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, at NewSpring Church, 2940 Concord Rd. Anderson, South Carolina (Rain is forecasted; this is the rain location.)
Speaker: Lee Sowell

Baccalaureate service: 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, Concord Baptist Church, 102 Concord Road, Anderson, South Carolina

Spring Graduate Commencement:

6 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, Henderson Auditorium, Anderson University at Anderson University, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina (Rain is forecasted; this is the rain location.)
Speaker: College of Business Dean Steven Nail

Attire

Commencement is a formal occasion. Graduates should dress for a business appointment or a traditional church service.

Photos

Individual formal photos are taken of the graduates as they receive their diplomas and as they exit the stage. These photos are available for purchase online at www.gradimages.com. Family and friends are also welcome to take photos as graduates file into place and when graduates receive their diplomas. 

Etiquette & Safety

During the roll call of graduates, audience members are requested to hold applause until all graduates’ names have been read. This courtesy enables the hearing of every graduate’s name. Families and friends of graduates are invited to stand when their graduate’s name is read.

Noisemakers are prohibited, as well as signage that impedes the view of other attendees. Tobacco, alcohol, fireworks, and weapons are also prohibited.

Newspaper Announcements

Anderson University automatically sends graduate names and degrees to the student’s hometown newspaper.

More Information

For questions or concerns about commencement, please e-mail registrar@andersonuniversity.edu or call AU at 864-231-2000 or 1-800-542-3594 and ask for the Office of the Registrar.