Registration Now Open!
Registration for the 2022 ceremony is now open through June 1, 2022. As a reminder, to participate (whether in-person or streaming virtually) graduates MUST register in advance.
The ceremony will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Old National Center and will be streamed live at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 30. For friends and family wanting to watch from home, a link will be provided via email in
the weeks leading up to the event.
Students wishing to participate in person MUST purchase regalia and may do so by visiting the link below to Jostens. Please note: You must bring your regalia to the ceremony as we will not have extra items on-site.
The ceremony will be streamed live at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 30. A link will be provided via email in the weeks leading up to the event.
Regalia is not required to participate in virtual commencement and is being offered only as an option if you wish to wear regalia at home. For those who registered in advance, your name will be read aloud during your respective
2020 and 2021 Virtual Attendees: We know your commencement was only offered virtually due to the global pandemic, but we’d like to celebrate you in person if you'd like to join us. You are invited to join our 2022 graduates and walk the stage during the commencement celebration on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET from the Old National Center theater in Indianapolis, Indiana. This link should ONLY be used by 2020 and 2021 graduates wishing to attend. Note: If you graduated in 2020 or 2021 and are graduating with an additional degree again in 2022, we will be awarding your 2022 degree during the ceremony, so please use the 2022 registration link.
Important Note for All Students: Only the students who complete the registration process will have their names read aloud as part of the ceremony.
Important Note for Ed.D. Students: Ed.D. students must successfully defend their dissertation at least 30 days prior to commencement. If the dissertation is not successfully defended for any reason, the candidate will no longer be able to participate in commencement.
Important Note for Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist Students: If a graduation date is extended due to a change in enrollment or class progression to a date later than September 25, 2022, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in this year’s commencement.
More information will be coming as the commencement date gets closer. In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to the ceremony, please email Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACE Partners with Jostens for Upcoming Commencement Ceremony
We're excited to celebrate your accomplishments on July 30, 2022! Jostens, a leader in graduation celebration services since 1897, will be providing a number of services to our 2022 graduates.
Online ordering for graduation caps and gowns will close on June 23, 2022. This deadline allows you to receive your regalia in time for the July 30 Commencement.
If you have any questions during the ordering process, please contact Jostens Customer Care directly at 800-854-7464 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.
Alumni Achievement Award
The 2022 Alumni Achievement Award is open for submissions! The award is presented each year during commencement to an alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and provided outstanding service to the college. The honoree is chosen by a committee of academic leaders within ACE, and is offered the opportunity to address students during the commencement ceremony.