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2014-15 Commencement Ceremonies

2014 Fall Ceremony
Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
2014 Winter Ceremony
Dec. 12 - 4 p.m.
Online and Cohort Students 10 a.m. 
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly CAS) 
College of Science, Engineering and Technology (formerly CAS) 
College of Doctoral Studies
College of Education
College of Theology

Online and Cohort Students 3 p.m.
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
College of Business
Ground Students

You need to register to participate in the commencement ceremony.
If you have not received your commencement invitation via email, please contact your Student Services Advisor.


2015 Spring Ceremonies

Apr. 23
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Apr. 24
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Apr. 25
10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ground Students Online and Cohort Students 10 a.m. 
College of Business
College of Doctoral Studies

Online and Cohort Students 3 p.m.
College of Nursing and
Health Care Professions (Graduate)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (formerly CAS) 
College of Science, Engineering and Technology (formerly CAS) 
Online and Cohort Students 10 a.m. 
College of Education
College of Theology

Online and Cohort Students 3 p.m.
College of Nursing and 
Health Care Professions (Undergraduate )  

Please continue to check back for more details.

Ceremony participation will be based on the student's eligibility within their program during this time.


Eligibility Requirements

For questions about eligibility requirements, please contact your Student Services Advisor.

Fall Non-Traditional Ceremony

  • Students expected to complete their degree between July 1 - Dec. 31
  • Degree posted or registered through completion with end date of final course ending on or before Dec. 31

Note: The College of Doctoral Studies requires the Dean's signature on the completed committee-approved Dissertation with a signed GCU D-80 form by close of business 60 days prior to the date of the graduation ceremonies. 

Winter Traditional Ceremony

  • Expected fall graduates
  • Degree posted or registered through completion with end date of final course being on or before end of fall semester


Spring Traditional Ceremony

  • Expected spring and summer graduates
  • Degree posted or registered through completion with end date of final course being on or before end of summer semester


Spring Non-Traditional Ceremony

  • Students expected to complete their degree between Jan. 1 - June 31
  • Degree posted or registered through completion with end date of final course ending on or before June 31


Note: The College of Doctoral Studies requires the Dean's signature on the completed committee-approved Dissertation with a signed GCU D-80 form by close of business 60 days prior to the date of the graduation ceremonies.

For any questions regarding Commencement, please email commencement@gcu.edu

 Campus Tours

The week of commencement is a busy time at GCU! We always invite your guests to come and tour the campus. The week of commencement you will be able to take a self-guided or guided tour. Dates and times will be posted as the ceremonies approach.

Visiting Phoenix

To help with your travel plans,
we have prepared the following guides helping you make the most out of the "Valley of the Sun."

Where to Stay Directions
Where to Go Where to Eat
Where to Shop Getting Around
View a Map of the GCU Campus