These frequently asked questions (FAQ) apply to any Worldwide or Prescott Campus graduate. For more specific information relating to Worldwide questions, please read the Worldwide Graduation FAQ pages.
Graduate Students: 3.0
Undergraduate Students: 2.0
Engineering Core: 2.0
The Prescott Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 12 while Spring 2021 will take place on Saturday, May 8, 2020. Rehearsal and the Cords and Awards Honors Recognition Ceremony will be held the prior to the event. More details will be available as the time nears.
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Cap & Gown
Caps and Gowns: Prescott Campus graduates order and pay for their caps and gowns directly through Herff-Jones Prescott website. You will pick up your order at the Grad Fair. Worldwide graduates order their caps and gowns directly through the Herff-Jones Worldwide website. You can pick up your order at the Prescott Bookstore or at the location of graduation lineup the morning of the ceremony. The cost of your cap and gown is covered under your graduation fee paid through the Worldwide office.
Class Rings: Prescott - Representatives will be available on campus and at the Grad Fair. Check with the Prescott Campus Bookstore for schedule.
Worldwide — Order through Herff-Jones (respective website) or contact the Prescott Bookstore.
Rings take about 5-6 weeks to be produced after an order is placed.
Announcements: Prescott Campus and Worldwide graduates can both order announcements through Herff-Jones (respective websites). Other announcement ordering sites include Balfour and Jostens. Local print shops or office supplies stores (Office Max, Staples, etc.) occasionally offer announcements as well.
Contact Prescott Campus Bookstore with questions on any of these items.
Honors & Awards
Summa Cum Laude: 3.900 and above (Gold Honors Cord)
Magna Cum Laude: 3.700 to 3.899 (Red Honors Cord)
Cum Laude: 3.500 to 3.699 (White Honors Cord)
With Distinction: 4.000 (Master's only)
Recognition of academic excellence is awarded to those students completing a baccalaureate program with at least 45 Embry-Riddle credit hours. The award is based on the credits earned through the end of the last semester prior to graduation.
Chancellor's Award: The Chancellor’s Award honors an outstanding graduating senior scholar and leader who has an exceptional record of academic accomplishment and a high level of campus and community involvement while maintaining a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. This is the highest award bestowed on one of our graduates.
Ed King Community Service Award: The Ed King Community Service Award honors a graduating senior who has made an outstanding contribution of time and talent to the local community and the University and has a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
It is suggested that men and women wear business casual at minimum, although you’ll see dresses and suits as well. Cap/gowns are not needed for this ceremony. Think about photo opportunities and consider what is appropriate dress for you in that scenario.
Graduation Weekend, Activities, and Commencement Ceremony
You’ll wear your cap/gown to this ceremony. ROTC/military will wear their uniforms under their cap/gown and remove them for the commissioning portion of the event.
The following is the suggested dress code for under the cap/gown:
- Men: White shirt (with collar), dark tie, dark pants, dark shoes and socks.
- Women: White blouse/dark skirt or pants and dark shoes. You many need hair pins of clips to secure your cap. Women who are receiving Master’s Degrees may want to wear blouse with buttons in front so that you can attach the loop of the hood to it.
Overall suggestion: Think about photo opportunities and consider what is appropriate dress for you in that scenario.
Yes, there will be some designated accessible parking at events on Campus as well as at the Findlay Toyota Center. Look for traditionally marked spaces at both locations as well as signage and/or traffic directors. All vehicles using these spaces must have a temporary ERAU accessible pass (obtained from the Dean of Students Office) or an official placard and/or accessible plate.