Important Dates

Application Deadline to "Walk" in Graduation

  • September 30th (Fall)
  • January 31st (Spring)

Graduation Information

You must complete the following steps in preparation for graduation:

  • Complete an Application for Degree Completion.
  • It is recommended that your application be submitted early in the semester, prior to your expected completion. This will allow time to make required schedule adjustments for the upcoming semester, and to process any required documents, for a smooth process.
  • Please check the class schedule book for the application deadline. If you have questions regarding the degree completion process, consult your advisor, program chair or an evaluator in the Records Office.
  • Applications for Degree Completion at the Prescott Campus should be submitted to the Records Office.
  • Questions about applications for Degree Completion at the Worldwide Campus should be submitted to

Order Your Grad Gear Fair

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

  • Order your cap, gown, announcements and class rings
  • Reps will be on-site

Graduation Meeting 1

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Davis Learning Center (DLC)

  • Learn where, what, when and why
  • Nominate your class speaker and class marshals

Deadline to Order Cap, Gown, Class Rings and Graduation Announcement Cards

Caps & Gowns

Class Rings
  • Prescott — Representatives will be available on campus, at the “Grad Gear Fair” and at the “Grad Fair." Check with the Prescott Campus Bookstore for schedule.
  • Worldwide — Order through Herff-Jones Worldwide website or contact the Prescott Bookstore.
  • Prescott and Worldwide graduates can both order announcements through Herff Jones (respective websites).
  • Announcements can also be ordered through Balfour and Jostens. Local print shops or office supply stores occasionally offer announcements as well (Office Max, Staples, etc.).
  • Contact Prescott Campus Bookstore with questions on any of these items.

Graduation Meeting 2

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Davis Learning Center (DLC)

  • Final information on rehearsal, honors reception and commencement
  • Vote on class speaker and class marshals

Awards Applications Due

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Noon

Dean of Students Office, Building 49

  • Chancellor's Award (by invitation)
  • Ed King Community Service Award (by invitation)

Financial Loan Exit Interviews (Prescott Only)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 or Friday, November 9, 2018

11/8 - 5:30 p.m.

11/9 - 3:00 p.m.


  • Prescott Only
  • Need to Attend One Session

International Flags

Friday, November 9, 2018

To have your country flag at graduation, contact Debi Parris

Lift Off - Prescott Graduation Party

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Prescott Campus - The Hangar

Magic 99.1, DJ, Food, Beer, Wine, Group Photo: 6:00 p.m.

Grad Fair

Wednesday, December 5 - Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bookstore, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. both days

  • Start with Career Services Table
  • Pay for and pick-up your cap and gown
  • Sign up for ERAU Alumni Website
  • Order your class ring

Graduation Photos

A professional photographer will be available at Rehearsal and Commencement.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 — Rehearsal (Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314)

  • Individual cap and gown photos, 4:00 p.m.
  • Class photo with caps and gowns, 5:15 p.m.
  • Rehearsal, 6:00 p.m.

Commencement Rehearsal

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Prescott Valley Event Center (3201 N. Main St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 — Commencement (Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314)

  • Individual cap and gown photos, 8:00 a.m.

Cords & Awards Honors Recognition Ceremony

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

  • On Campus, Activity Center


Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

Prescott Valley Event Center (3201 N. Main St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314)

  • Individual cap and gown photos, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (back stage)
  • Line-up, 9:00 a.m. (back stage)
  • Commencement Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Prescott Valley Event Center)
  • Faculty Senate Meet & Greet by College (on Concourse) - an opportunity for Faculty to congratulate graduates and meet their families

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