Graduation Information

May 2024 Commencement Information/Degree Conferral

May 2024 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 on the campus of Faulkner University, Tine Davis Gymnasium, 5345 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL  36109.

The regalia (cap & gown) link to order is open and you have until March 28th to place your order for the May 4th commencement ceremony.

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1000933/Faulkner-University/Graduation-Caps-and-Gowns/col_greg_1000933/CATALOG_COLLEGE

Select a collection from the drop-down: Student Regalia Faulkner University

The graduation fee does not include your regalia (cap & gown).  Regalia is addressed in the section below.  If you applied for the same degree in a previous semester, but the degree was not awarded, the re-application fee is only $15.00.  Both the Graduation Application and Fee must be turned in by the posted deadline.  Applications and Fees received after the deadline will be subject to an additional $50.00 late fee.

If you have any questions related to graduation, please contact the Graduation Representative at graduation@faulkner.edu

**If you have a financial hold with Faulkner University’s Business Office, your degree can still be awarded.  However, you will not be able to get transcripts or have your diploma mailed until that hold is taken care of with our Business Office.  (334) 386-7165 or studentaccounts@fauklner.edu.

Kelli Stewart Mallett wears her graduation cap and gown while holding her diploma.

Graduation Information FAQs

When do I apply for graduation?

You should apply during the semester you intend to complete all classes and degree requirements. 

Deadlines:

May 2024 graduates - February 15, 2024

August 2024 graduates - July 15, 2024

December 2024 graduates - October 15, 2024

Should I wait to see if I pass all my classes before I apply for graduation?

NO! Late applications may be denied, and/or result in your name not making it into the printed Commencement Program. Any application that is accepted after the deadline will cost an additional $50. 

How do I know if I have met all my degree requirements?

You will need to speak with your adviser to insure that you have taken all necessary classes, completed the appropriate number of hours, and any other degree requirements. 

Am I eligible to graduate with honors?

Students in a one-year program (BBA, BSB, HRM, or BCJ) must graduate with an overall GPA of at least 3.75 to graduate with honors.

  • Students meeting this requirement will receive the recognition of "With Honors" on their transcript and at the graduation ceremony.

Students in all other programs (Traditional and Adult) must graduate with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 to graduate with honors.

  • Students meeting this requirement with an overall GPA of 3.5 - 3.649 will receive the recognition of "Cum Laude" on their transcript and at the graduation ceremony.
  • Students meeting this requirement with an overall GPA of 3.65 - 3.899 will receive the recognition of "Magna Cum Laude" on their transcript and at the graduation ceremony.
  • Students meeting this requirement with an overall GPA of 3.9 - 4.0 will receive the recognition of "Summa Cum Laude" on their transcript and at the graduation ceremony.

A student's overall GPA is calculated based on the GPA obtained from Faulkner University classes and the GPA obtained from other institutions the student attended.

Does the degree application fee ($150) cover the cost of my regalia?

NO! The fee covers the degree audit and the cost associated with printing and mailing your diploma. 

What is Regalia?

Regalia is your cap and gown, master students will also order a hood.  

Graduates choose from four packages (Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) based on the level of degree they're receiving in the ceremony.

Can I borrow a friend's or relative's regalia?

The regalia gowns are specific to Faulkner University and the degree being received. 

What should I wear to the graduation ceremony?

Dark clothing and sensible dress shoes are encouraged for all graduates. All shoes must have a strap and extreme heels are strongly discouraged. 

Can I wear anything on top of my robe?

Graduates are not allowed to wear adornments (awards/medallions/drapes/etc.) unless it is specified by your department and relative to your degree. Any adornments must be provided by Faulkner University and cannot come from any other source. 

Can I bring my cell phone, camera, etc.?

No - do not bring valuables (cell phones, purses, cameras, etc.) with you to the line-up room. We cannot be responsible for valuables you leave behind while in the ceremony. 

Are any hairstyles prohibited?

Hairstyles should be simple to allow caps to be worn flat on top of the head. 

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