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Sending Ceremony & Reception

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Mabee Fieldhouse

There are no tickets required for the Sending Ceremony, but we do request that graduates submit a reservation using the form on the right.  

The Sending Ceremony is our baccalaureate celebration that all graduates, Bachelor’s and Master’s, are encouraged to attend with families. The ceremony celebrates our Avila Heritage and has become an important part of our Avila tradition. Graduates process into this ceremony as a class. The 35 minute ceremony is followed by a big reception (food, beer and wine are served) where it has become common that families have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff. 

Graduates are asked to dress business casual, no caps and gowns. Graduates should meet in the Pavilion at 5:30 p.m.

Please plan to make this Avila celebration a part of your graduation weekend.

Questions regarding the Sending Ceremony should be directed to Campus Ministry at 816.501.2423.

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  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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University Closed Today

student scholar day

Due to weather and road conditions, Avila University will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

Classes and events are canceled and offices will not be open today.

Overdose: The Opioid Epidemic film screening has been rescheduled for March 6. 

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.