Graduation Information

Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020

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.

Undergraduate Application (Associates, Bachelors, One Year Programs)

Graduate Application (Masters & Doctorates)

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • December 2019 Graduates – October 15th, 2019 (Applications are currently OPEN)
  • May 2020 Graduates – February 15th, 2020 (Applications are currently CLOSED)

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.

There is no additional charge if you wish to walk in the annual commencement ceremony, which is held at the end of the spring term, but 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 Application FAQs

When Do I Apply for Graduation?

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

Deadlines:
December 2019 Graduates - October 15, 2019
May 2020 Graduates - February 15, 2019

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. 

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.?

Do not bring valuables (cameras, purses, cell phones) 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

Friends For Faulkner will be selling roses and other Faulkner gifts on site for the graduation ceremony.

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.

Village Photography
445 Opelika Road
P.O. Box 2550
Auburn, AL 36831
(334)821-9196
info@villagephotographers.com

Announcements, Class Rings, Diploma Frames, etc.

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