Intent to Participate in Commencement 2016

Antioch University New England invites graduates to our annual Commencement Exercises.  This formal ceremony brings together participants from all academic departments.  Eligible participants will include October 2015 graduates, December 2015 graduates, May 2016, and August 2016 graduates and finishers.  Finishers are students who have registered by the spring 2016 semester for all courses, internships, and independent studies required for the degree and who are considered to be in good academic standing by the chairperson of their academic department.

2016 Commencement

Photos and Video

Visit this page for information about purchasing photos and a copy of the video.

Time and Location

Saturday, May 14, 2016
10 am to noon
Keene Middle School
167 Maple Avenue
Keene, NH 03431

Intent to Participate

Please let us know if you intend to participate or not by clicking on the link below after reading the rest of this message.  Even if you do not intend to participate, please click the link and tell us.  This will avoid multiple emails.    


Each participant will receive two printed Commencement tickets and directions to Keene Middle School.  These tickets must be shown by guests in order to enter the auditorium.  We are able to accommodate two guests per participant in the auditorium.  Overflow seating will be available, where additional guests will be able to watch a large-screen projection of the ceremony.  As we get closer to the date, if additional tickets become available, we will distribute them to you through a waiting list kept by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Participant Arrival Time

Please arrive at the auditorium at the Keene Middle School on Saturday by 9 am. Arriving by 9 am will enable you to robe and assemble for the Academic Procession.

Commencement Attire

It is customary that participants are suitably robed for this occasion, which is part of a longstanding respected academic tradition.  Commencement attire consists of a gown, a hood, cap, and a tassel.  You will be prompted to order any attire you might need after you complete the Intent to participate form.

New Attire

New attire can be ordered online directly from University Cap and Gown , or call them at 800-585-5500.  You will need AUNE’s school ID# which is 00128.  Please have your credit card ready.

Cap and Gown Reuse program

A committee of 2003 commencement participants began the Cap and Gown Book Scholarship Fund.  It supports single parents. We are pleased that the Cap and Gown Reuse Program is available this year.   For more information and to order commencement attire through this program, please click here.  If you choose not to participate in this program there are two ways you can still participate:

  • If you purchase new attire, please consider donating all or part of it following commencement to grow the scholarship program.  Hoods are the most urgently needed.  You will receive an acknowledgement for a gift-in-kind.
  • Make an outright cash donation to the scholarship by sending a check payable to: AUNE Cap and Gown Scholarship, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, AUNE, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431.

Questions about eligibility for participating in Commencement
Contact your Department Chair or Program Director

Questions about Commencement Exercises
Contact Patricia Hitchner, Executive Assistant to the VPAA, Office of Academic Affairs at 603.283.2150

Questions about New Attire
Contact Aaron at University Cap & Gown 800.585.5500

Questions about Cap and Gown Reuse Program
Contact Patricia Hitchner, Executive Assistant to the VPAA, Office of Academic Affairs at 603.283.2150

Questions about degree conferral and diplomas
Contact Leatrice Oram, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs 603.283.2128

Intent to Participate Form