George Williams College

Spring 2020 Graduation Candidates

College Inn

Countdown to Graduation

January 15, 2020

  • 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

February 28, 2020

  • 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 March 15 (spring and summer graduates) preceding commencement and updated upon degree notation.

Early Summer

  • The graduation survey will be sent in the next few weeks.
    • 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.

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