Events - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Upcoming Events

Photography Exhibition: "Soars with the Eagles"

Tuesday December 03, 8:00 AM to Wednesday January 15, 8:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Nicole Stott Art Gallery, Mori Hosseini Student Union

The Casement Camera Club Presents "Soars with the Eagles," Dec. 2 to Jan. 15
Everyone is invited to view a stunning photography exhibition of the art and architecture of the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus, presented by the Casements Camera Club of Ormond Beach.

The images will be displayed in the Nicole Stott Art Gallery inside the Mori Hosseini Student Union, second floor, next to Starbucks from Dec. 2 to Jan. 15. The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except holidays.

Over two dozen talented photographers visited the Daytona Beach Campus several times over the past year to capture images that range from the abstract to the amusing. The Union is the star of the show, with photographs revealing its intimate details and the grand sweep of light and form.
 A presentation of additional images will take place in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Opening Reception at the Nicole Stott Art Gallery inside the Mori Hosseini Student Union.

"Soars with the Eagles" is presented in partnership with the Office of Student Engagement and Student Union.

Daytona Beach Campus Fall Commencement and ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies

Friday December 13, 10:00 AM to Tuesday December 17, 1:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus

Fall 2019 Commencement and ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies begin Friday, Dec. 13 and continue through Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Undergraduate Commencement takes place Monday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Avenue. Graduate Hooding and Commencement is also Monday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. in the ICI Center at the Daytona Beach Campus. Complete information on Fall  Commencement can be found online.

 Commencement keynote speaker will be retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Pierre J. Thuot.

Thuot is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  As a naval aviator, he logged over 3,500 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft, including the F-14 Tomcat, and has over 270 carrier landings. He is also is a graduate of TOPGUN, the U. S. Naval Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program.

 In June 1985, he was selected to train as an astronaut by NASA. Thuot was a crew member of three space flights: aboard Atlantis in 1990; aboard the first flight of Endeavour in 1992; and aboard Columbia in 1994. He logged 654 hours in space, orbited the Earth 437 times, traveling 11.4 million miles. During STS-49 he performed three space walks, accumulating 17 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA)  and held the U. S. National and Absolute world records for EVA duration in space from 1992 until 2001.

Thuot is currently a Principal Systems Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Lexington Park, Md. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California, an honorary Doctorate from Coastal Carolina University.

 Complete information on Fall  Commencement can be found online.

Prescott Campus Fall 2019 Commencement

Saturday December 14, 9:00 AM to Saturday December 14, 11:00 AM
Findlay Toyota Center 3201 N. Main Street Prescott Valley, Ariz. 86314

Undergraduate Commencement takes place Monday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. at the Findlay Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley Ariz. 86314. Complete information on Fall  Commencement can be found online.

Commencement keynote speaker will be Arlando S. Teller, Legislative District 7 for the Arizona House of Representatives.

Teller, ABA’95, entered the aviation industry among the first Native American graduates from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Arlando interned with the City of Mesa, Falcon Field Airport. Teller advanced in his career as an airport planner for the City of Phoenix’s Aviation Department, later as the Aviation Management Intern for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. These experiences encouraged travel before moving to Walnut Creek, California. Teller worked with transportation and multimodal projects as a transportation planner and tribal liaison for the California Department of Transportation. Returning home to the Navajo Nation in 2009, Arlando served as Senior Transportation Planner for the Navajo Nation’s Division of Transportation, promoted to Program Manager for the Department of Airports Management and eventually promoted to Deputy Division Director.

Embry-Riddle Spring 2020 Orientation

Tuesday January 07, 9:00 AM to Wednesday January 08, 8:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus

Welcome New Students and Parents to Spring Orientation

Orientation is meant to provide you with a chance to connect with other students and to learn about opportunities and services both in and out of the classroom, so you can make a strong start on your journey here at the Daytona campus.

Eagle Takeoff New Student Orientation is a required program for all new students (both freshman and transfer students). It is run by the Student Engagement & Student Union department, in partnership with the academic colleges and departments, Admissions, and others in the division of Student Affairs. The program begins with ERAU Check-in, where students officially check in to the university, receive their residence hall room keys, and get information about all that’s happening during Orientation.

During this time, students will learn about the community and the resources available, finalize their class schedule, meet with their academic advisor and get a chance to meet both new and continuing students at Embry-Riddle.

The Parent & Family programs will take place on the afternoon of day one. Please refer to the schedule for information on specific sessions and locations. 

Family Weekend in Daytona Beach

Friday January 31, 8:00 AM to Saturday February 01, 9:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Check-in at the Henderson Welcome Center

We welcome parents and families to the Daytona Beach Campus during Family Weekend

You'll check-in at Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31. You'll have a chance to be a College Student for a Day by attending a class with your student son or daughter at their professors’ discretion.You'll also have a chance to tour our amazing campus. That evening, attend an Eagles athletic event, take part in our Astronomy Open House and look through the largest university telescope in Florida or watch a movie on the lawn.

Saturday, Feb. 1 tour our colleges, enjoy an outdoor cookout, join other families for a Parents Social and have fun with Touch N Go Productions that evening. 

President's Speaker Series Welcomes Bill Ayer, Retired Chairman and COE of Alaska Air Group

Tuesday February 11, 6:30 PM to Tuesday February 11, 8:00 PM
Daytona Beach Campus - Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium

Embry-Riddle invites you to join us for a conversation with retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group William S. Ayer, who will speak on the topic of "Leading through Turbulence: the Transformation of Alaska Airlines."

Ayer was chairman and chief executive officer of Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air. Ayer, 64, served as CEO of Alaska Air Group and its subsidiaries through 2012 and as chairman through 2013.


A graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. Ayer owns a Piper Malibu and holds ATP and flight instructor certificates with over 5,000 hours of flight time.


Each 90-minute Presidential Speaker Series event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Seating is available beginning at 6 p.m. There is ample free parking available. Visit the campus map for more information on locations.