George Williams College

Fall 2018 Graduation Candidates

College Inn

Countdown to Graduation

September 4, 2018

  • 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 name to be printed on diploma
    • Verify diploma mailing address is correct
    • Indicate whether or not you will participate in the ceremony
    • 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, 2018

  • 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
    • You will not be able to participate in the ceremony if you do not order an Aurora University cap and gown. If you have questions, please email or call 262-245-8501.
  • 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 13, 2018

  • 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.

April 1 - April 4, 2019 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Weidensall Administration Building
April 5, 2019 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | 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.
    • Update information with Office of Alumni Relations.
    • 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.

April 12, 2019 | 2 p.m. | Crimi Auditorium, Aurora Campus

  • Honors Convocation
    • Recipients of the Gold Ivy Leaf and university awards will be recognized. Recipients and their families will be invited to attend.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • 10 a.m.: Graduating students report to Upper Lewis Hall to line up for ceremony
  • 11 a.m.: GWC commencement ceremony - Ferro Pavilion