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Congratulations on your graduation from AVC!

Are you expected to graduate with the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024 class? If so, submit your Graduation Application and 2024 Commencement Card

2024 Commencement at Marauder Stadium - May 3, 2024

  • Gates open at 4:00 p.m.

  • Graduates must be checked in at the back check in tables no later than 4:45 p.m.

  • The ceremony will start promptly at 5 p.m.

  • Guests are prohibited from bringing items including but not limited to: balloons, streamers, inflatables, signs, posters, noisemakers, etc. If a guest brings these items they will not be allowed into the stadium. Please leave celebratory items in the car or at home.

Reminders for the day of Commencement:

  • Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. The month of May can be quite warm during the day and windy at night. 

  • Wear comfortable shoes. Heels may look great but you will be standing for some time and pointed heels will damage our stadium turf.

  • Hydrate! Don't forget to drink plenty of water and eat before arrival. The ceremony may take a few hours and we want to ensure everyone feels their best. No food will be allowed on the field but we will provide a water per graduate.

  • Make sure your phone is charged and with you! You will need your phone to register at the check in tables. 

  • Don't forget your graduate ticket and to wear your cap, gown, and tassel to get in the gate. 

  • Also, make sure your guests have their tickets as well! We do not have a way to process tickets at the gate. Please ensure your tickets are either downloaded and can be scanned electronically or printed. Do not forget your tickets!

  • Make sure to arrive in plenty of time. We start promptly at 5pm and you don't want to miss your commencement ceremony!

Graduation Steps

  1. Submit your Graduation Application.

    • The deadline to submit your Graduation application is April 21, 2024. If you submit your application after this date your name will not appear in the Commencement Program. 

  2. Submit your 2024 Commencement Card.

    • The commencement card is the information needed for you to participate in the ceremony. Think of it as your RSVP to let us know you will be walking across the stage. If you are getting an error message with the form your device (computer/phone) is remembering a non-AVC email address. Logout of that google account and using your AVC email you will be able to complete the form.

  3. Obtain your electronic tickets. (Tickets will be distributed April 2024)

    • Due to stadium capacity students will receive no more than 5 guest tickets. Children under 4 years of age who can sit on an adult's lap do not need a guest ticket. Guests who are unable to receive a ticket will be able to cheer their graduate on while watching the live stream from the comfort of their home. 

    • Students will go to the website and add 1 graduate ticket and up to 5 guest tickets to their cart.

    • Then enter the last 5 of your 900 # as your code. If you are not a verified graduate you will not be able to checkout.

    • You will need to enter your code twice. Once under the graduate portion and once under the guest portion.

    • Enter your information and confirm your order. 

    • Download your tickets and send them to your guests!

  4. Monitor your email and the AVC website for important announcements.

  5. Attend the Grad Fair in March 2024. 

    • Click on the following link to schedule your appointment with Ultimate Exposure for your Grad Pictures in March 2024 There are currently three dates available for appointments 3/18/24, 3/19/24 and 4/3/24. 

    • Take your graduation photos and decorate your cap with the transfer center.

  6. Purchase your Cap, Gown, and Tassel in the AVC Bookstore starting March 2024! The items are for purchase in person not online. 

  7. Attend a Grad Practice session. You can also watch the Commencement Walkthrough Video as a refresher (see below).

  8. Make sure you and your guests are ready for commencement (read all disclaimers, maps, download electronic tickets, etc.)

  9. Attend Commencement and celebrate your achievements!


Commencement Ceremony Map

To download the 2024 Commencement Map click here.

Commencement 2023 Live Stream

View The 2023 Commencement Program


Further Questions?

If you have any additional questions, you can contact the Commencement team at: