Instructions for Graduates
Order Cap & Gown
You must order your cap & gown from the AUM Bookstore. There is no additional charge for the cap & gown.
Pick Up Cap & Gown
You must pick up your cap and gown before the graduation ceremony from the AUM Bookstore. The Bookstore is not open the day of graduation.
Pick Up Honor Cord
If you qualify for academic honors designation, you may pick up your cord at the Commencement Assembly before the ceremony. If you are receiving a cord from another organization, pick it up from the sponsor before the day of commencement.
If you have a disability and require assistance, contact the Registrar's Office at 334-244-3125.
Appropriate Dress for the Ceremony
Candidates should wear black clothing under the gown. Men should wear black trousers, black socks and black dress shoes with a white shirt. Women should wear a black or white blouse and black skirt with sensible black dress shoes. (You will be doing a lot of walking.)
The tassel on your mortar board hangs on the right of the cap as you enter the ceremony. During the ceremony when the degrees are conferred, you will move it to the left.
Graduating students must attend a pre-commencement meeting at 8:30am for the 10am ceremony and at 12:30pm for the 2pm ceremony in 230 Taylor Center on the day of graduation.