AUBURN – Auburn University will award 1,237 academic degrees during two summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 6, in Auburn Arena.
A 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges and schools of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Liberal Arts; and Sciences and Mathematics. A 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; and Human Sciences. Both ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.
The ceremonies mark a return to Auburn Arena for graduations. Spring commencement was held at Jordan-Hare Stadium in one large ceremony, but university officials have selected Auburn Arena for future ceremonies to avoid possible weather-related concerns with the stadium. Graduations were held from 1969 to 2010 in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, which is slated for demolition.
The university will award 842 bachelor’s degrees, 300 master’s degrees, 83 doctorates, 9 specialist degrees and 3 professional degrees.
The College of Liberal Arts will award the most bachelor’s degrees with 246, followed by the College of Business with 166 and the College of Human Sciences with 100. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will award 84 degrees; College of Education, 67; College of Architecture, Design and Construction, 62; College of Sciences and Mathematics, 61; College of Agriculture, 37; Office of the Provost (interdisciplinary), 10; and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 9.
Auburn University has awarded more than 250,000 degrees since its founding as East Alabama Male College in 1856.