Congratulations on your achievement!

GradImages® was the official photographer at your commencement ceremony.

Your photos are now available to view and order by visiting Simply enter your last name and select 2016 from the dropdown menu.

If you need help, call GradImages Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or email

Note: It may take 48-72 hours after the event to process the photographs.

2016 Commencement Replay

Reflections by Nicholas P. McCarney, BS '16 (PDF)

Reflections by Amanda L. Stanek, MSW '16 (PDF)

Contact Us

Graduation Requirements, Grades, Transcripts

Registrar's Office

Cap and Gown

Herff Jones

Announcements, Class Rings and Diploma Frames

Herff Jones


Jenna Thayer

Accessibility on Commencement Day

Jenna Thayer

Aurora University

AU Commencement website

Woodstock Center

Woodstock students can select to participate in either the GWC campus ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016 or the Aurora campus ceremony on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Commencement Day


A professional photographer will take each graduate's photo as they receive their diploma. The graduate will receive a proof of the photos via email after the ceremony and will be able to order prints.

Cameras are permitted, but guests are asked to remain in their seats during the ceremony.


The ceremony is videotaped and streamed live here; the video will be available for replay afterward.


Fresh flowers are available for purchase before and after the ceremony, courtesy of Grad Flowers.

Severe Weather

In the event that severe weather occurs during the ceremony, the President will immediately conclude the event. Campus Public Safety officers and university staff will direct attendees to designated areas of shelter. The ceremony will not be resumed; Degree candidates may go directly to Lewis Hall for graduation photographs.