Atlanta Graduation & Commencement


Friday, July 14, 2017

Commencement Schedule

8:30 AM— Graduates check-in and line-up

10:00 AM— Commencement ceremony begins

The commencement ceremony is approximately 2-2.5 hours in length.

Graduates must arrive at the venue on time to check-in with AIU staff. AIU staff will be there to direct and guide you to the check-in location. During check-in, graduates will receive honors or military recognition items along with line-up, procession, and seating instructions.

Ceremony guests are requested to be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the ceremony start time or they risk entry to the ballroom until the faculty and graduate procession is complete.


Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Registration & Regalia Purchase

Graduates must register to participate in the ceremony and order their regalia on the Jostens registration site.

There are several steps that must be completed to successfully order your regalia and register for a commencement ceremony. Please Review the Commencement Registration Guide before getting started!

Registration Deadline

Friday, June 16, 2017

Late Fees Charged

Friday, May 26, 2017 (To avoid late fees register before the late fee date.)

Special Regalia Circumstances

The official AIU cap and gown must be worn to ensure uniformity among graduates.

  • If a graduate has an AIU gown from the Associate’s program and is graduating from a Bachelor’s program, the same gown can be worn. The appropriate programmatic stole must be purchased on through Jostens while registering.
  • Master’s graduates, who own a cap and gown from an undergraduate program, must order the Master’s regalia to receive the master’s gown and hood.
  • For other unique circumstances please contact for ordering assistance or questions.

Tickets and Seating

Tickets are not issued. The ceremony is open seating on a first come, first serve basis. We ask for graduates to limit their guest number to a reasonable amount to respect fellow graduates and guests.


Graduates will be photographed on stage and during the commencement. Photographs will be available for purchase several weeks post-graduation. Purchasing information will be sent to graduates via email.

Special Needs Accommodations

Graduates or guests requiring special assistance should contact to discuss accommodations.

Graduation Student Speaker

If you are interested in submitting a speech to be considered as the Atlanta ceremony’s student speaker, please email your speech to by Friday, May 26, 2017. Speeches will be reviewed and selected graduates will be contacted.

Alumni Celebration Event

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hard Rock Café Atlanta
215 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration and Event Information

To learn about the alumni event details and reserve your tickets, please click RSVP.  There is a limited number of tickets available—Reserve your spot today!


A limited number of rooms are reserved for graduates and their guests at the Omni Atlanta Hotel.   The hotel is located in the heart of the city and across from the Georgia World Congress Center. An in-door walkway also connects the hotel to the commencement venue in the event of inclement weather. The property also offers three restaurant options.

Omni Atlanta Hotel
100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

  • Dates: Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th
  • Single/Double Rate: $179.00
  • Reservations accepted until: 5:00PM on Friday, June 16, 2017

Reservations can be made my phone or online:

Call 800-THE-OMNI or 800-843-6664 and reference the group: AIU Online Graduation OR

Classes Start January 31, 2018