Graduation Information

The May 2022 ceremony videos are available via our YouTube page.

The next ceremony will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023 and will be for our August 2022, December 2022, and May 2023 graduates.

To apply for graduation:

Click on the link below and fill out the Google Form. Your email & browser must be logged into your faulkner.edu Gmail account to complete the form. It will automatically be delivered to the Registrar’s Office.

The applications listed below are for students finishing their class(es) in the Fall 2022 semester, with an end date on or before December 12 or 20, 2022. Any student with a class finishing after that date will be a Spring 2022 graduate, and their application will open at the end of the Fall 2022 semester.

Undergraduate Application (Associates, Bachelors, One Year Programs)

Graduate Application (Masters & Doctorates)

If you have trouble submitting the application or have any questions related to graduation, please contact the Graduation Representative at 334-386-7146 or gredman@faulkner.edu.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • The deadline to apply for December 2022 Graduation is October 14, 2022.

You must apply and pay the graduation fee to initiate a degree audit of your academic record before you can be cleared for graduation. Once it is determined you have met all graduation requirements, your transcript will be updated to reflect the degree you have earned, and your diploma will be printed.

Your application and payment must be received prior to the application deadline for the term in which you complete your degree. 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. 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 late fee.

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:
August 2022 graduates - July 15, 2022 (application sent in May 2022)

December 2022 graduates - October 15, 2022 (application sent in August 2022)

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. It must be ordered through Faulkner's Jostens Store

Note: Graduates earning a Masters or Doctorate will receive their hoods at the ceremony, they will not come in the regalia package. 

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 loose shoes 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. 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. 

Additional Information

Regalia-Cap and Gown

Faulkner’s Jostens Store – graduates choose from four packages (Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate) based on the level of degree they’re receiving in the ceremony.

NOTE – Graduates earning a Masters or Doctorate will receive their hoods at the ceremony, they will not come in the regalia package. 

Gifts

The Faulkner Eagle Spirit store will be selling diploma frames, stoles, tassels, zipper pulls, shirts and caps and many more items on site for graduation ceremony.

Photography

A picture will be taken of each graduate during the ceremony. An order form will be sent to your address along with your proof.

(334) 821-9196
info@villagephotographers.com

Village Photography
445 Opelika Road
P.O. Box 2550
Auburn, AL 36831

Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, etc.

Jostens is Faulkner’s official graduation partner. Visit Faulkner’s Jostens Store.