Commencement | Mailings and Updates


Update for Students Participating in the May 10 – 11, 2014 Commencement Ceremonies

April 23, 2014

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from American University! This is to confirm that we received your regalia rental order for commencement on May 10-11.

There are two important documents attached to this email:

Information Update: Contains information regarding regalia distribution, the processional (marching into Bender Arena), and details to share with your guests.
Instructions to Participants: Contains information about assembling for your ceremony, recognition of graduates (crossing the stage), the recessional (leaving Bender Arena), and regalia return.

In addition, here are a few media updates:

  • Webcast: We will live-stream each commencement ceremony on the commencement website.
  • Social media: Use #2014AUGrad on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  • Facebook: Check our Facebook page for commencement updates.
  • Videos and Photo Albums: We will post ceremony highlights a few days after the ceremony on the commencement website.

Honors Cords:

Undergraduates who are expected to graduate with Latin Honors or University Honors (as of December 2013) should pick up their gold cord during Cap & Gown Distribution to wear during the ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you at our 128th commencement ceremonies!



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