GWC Commencement

Congratulations, graduates! You will soon be part of the GWC alumni family. You've worked hard and we're looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments at Commencement 2019.

GWC Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 4, 2019
11 a.m.
Ferro Pavilion


Please note that both fall and spring eligible candidates are able to participate in one ceremony taking place in May 2019 at George Williams College.

Contact Us

Graduation Requirements, Grades, Transcripts

Registrar's Office

Graduation Fee


Cap and Gown

Herff Jones

Announcements, Class Rings and Diploma Frames

Herff Jones



Accessibility on Commencement Day


Aurora University

AU Commencement website

Woodstock Center and Online Students

Woodstock Center and Online students graduating in spring or summer can select to participate in either the GWC campus ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019 or the Aurora campus ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Commencement Day


A professional photographer will take each graduate's photo as he/she receives his/her diploma. The graduate will receive a proof of the photos via email after the ceremony and will be able to order prints. For more information, visit MyGradPic.

Cameras are permitted, but guests are asked to remain in their seats during the ceremony.


The ceremony is videotaped and streamed live here; the video will be available for replay afterward.


Fresh flowers are available for purchase before and after the ceremony.

Severe Weather

In the event that severe weather occurs during the ceremony, the President will immediately conclude the event. Campus Public Safety officers and university staff will direct attendees to designated areas of shelter. The ceremony will not be resumed; degree candidates may go directly to Lewis Hall for graduation photographs.