62nd Annual Commencement
Friday, May 3, 2024
Firestorm Athletic Field

Commencement Important Dates

Deadline to Order Cap & Gown Saturday, March 30, 2024   Cap and Gown Order Form
Last Day to RSVP Monday, April 15, 2024   Graduation Ceremony RSVP  
Graduate Check-in  Friday, May 3, 2024 5:30 PM Campus Event Center
Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 3, 2024 7:30 PM Firestorm Athletic Field

University commencement ceremonies are special events for all involved. Please show respect for everyone who has come to share in the experience. Individuals who engage in inappropriate or disruptive behavior may be removed from the event.

Please do not bring any animals, confetti cannons, food, or drinks (except for water) onto the Athletic Field.

As a courtesy to those around you and to our graduating students, please turn off cellular phones and other electronic equipment during the ceremony.

Steps for Graduates

Students who are eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with the following information:

  1. Submit the Commencement Ceremony RSVP prior to the deadline above to walk in the commencement ceremony. 
    • Upon receipt of the RSVP, the Office of the Registrar will complete an official audit to determine if you are approved to walk in the commencement ceremony.
    • You will receive a confirmation email with more information and instructions to follow.

  2. Order your cap and gown prior to the published deadline above. Students MUST wear ACU-approved regalia to walk in the ceremony.
    • As our gift to you, ACU will provide a Stole of Gratitude on the day of commencement to wear with your cap and gown.
    • ACU will provide honor cords, as appropriate, on the day of commencement to wear with your cap and gown.

Professional photos will be taken during the event. Group photos will be taken prior to the ceremony during check-in. Individual photos will be taken of each student on stage with the university president. These photos will be available to each student to download free of charge.

Students may choose to order announcements and other memorabilia from any vendor they choose. Jostens is one vendor that provides an assortment of memorabilia. Click here to access their site. ACU does not require or endorse the purchase of merchandise from any particular vendor.

Office of the Registrar

Arizona Christian University
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 386-4111

[email protected]