Spring 2020 graduation ceremony rescheduled to Friday, October 2, 2020. More details regarding the event, regalia, fees and other questions will be forthcoming. Thank you.NOTE: Due to Arizona Governor Ducey's Executive Order to "stay-at-home," physical transcript and diploma orders will be delayed. We encourage you to order electronic transcripts at Iwantmytranscript.com until further notice.
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.
Financial Aid Exit Interview
Cap & Gown
Herff-Jones announced that students who wish to cancel their cap/gown order now can do so by calling their customer service support team directly at 1-800-837-4235. If you plan to keep your cap and gown to participate in one of the graduation ceremonies we will mail the cap and gown to your home.
In regard to announcements, as they are custom printed, they cannot be refunded. However, HJ is offering a free Date, Time, Place insert card if a new graduation date has been confirmed. The customer service support team will have more information for students about their options concerning announcements.
Please remember, the announcement is news of your academic achievement. It is highly appropriate to send them even if the event is cancelled and/or postponed.
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.
Diplomas & Transcripts
Moving, Mail, and Shipping
Assistant Director of Graduation