George Williams College

Fall 2019 Graduation Candidates

College Inn

Countdown to Graduation

September 19, 2019

  • Graduation Application becomes available on WebAdvisor
    Potential undergraduate degree candidates: If you have not yet received a degree check, please contact the Registrar's Office at To complete your degree and receive a diploma, whether or not you plan to participate in the ceremony, you must complete the Graduation Application.
    • Verify legal name to be printed on diploma
    • Verify diploma mailing address is correct
    • Indicate whether or not you will participate in the ceremony
    • Confirm ceremony name
    • Pay graduation fee (all students must pay regardless of participation choice)
  • Cap and Gown ordering begins
    • Order your cap and gown from Herff Jones
    • You must have a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony
    • Cap and gown is yours to keep

November 1, 2019

  • Deadline for Graduation Application
    • If you do not complete the Graduation Application by the deadline, please contact the Registar's Office at with Graduation in the subject line or call 630-844-5462.
  • Deadline to order cap and gown
  • Registrar confirms graduation honors
    • You can find graduation honors requirements here. Honors will be based on the cumulative GPA and semester hours completed as of November 1 (fall graduates) preceding commencement and updated upon degree notation.

November 12, 2019

  • Graduation Survey link to be sent to your AU email address
    • Please take a few minutes to complete the brief survey. This survey will help AU better serve students and alumni in their career-planning activities and is an important step in completing your graduation requirements.

June 15-July 10, 2020 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Monday-Friday | Weidensall Administration Building

  • Cap and Gown Days
    • Pick up cap and gown.
    • Pick up commencement packet. Packet will include specifics for your commencement ceremony and tickets for your guests.
    • Stop by the Alumni Relations table and receive your gift.
    • Receive information about ordering class ring, diploma frame and personalized announcements.
    • Purchase souvenir tassels. Souvenir tassels can also be purchased on Commencement Day in Upper Lewis Hall.

Honors Convocation

  • University awards that are normally presented at Honors Convocation will be announced during the Commencement ceremony.

Friday, July 24, 2020 | 6 p.m. | Ferro Pavilion

  • 5 p.m.: Graduating students report to Upper Lewis Hall to line up for the ceremony
  • 6 p.m.: GWC Commencement ceremony - Ferro Pavilion