AU’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10, 2015, will celebrate the accomplishments of our students who graduated in August and December 2014 and those who are expected to graduate in May 2015.


President’s Receptions Photos

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Bachelor's recipients reception

Master's/Ph.D. recipients reception

On Friday, December 5, 2014, President Kerwin hosted two receptions for August and December 2014 graduates, one for bachelor's degree recipients, and another for master's and doctoral degree recipients.



Once grades have been recorded and a student’s record checked to ensure that all university and degree requirements have been met, diplomas will be printed. 

August 2014 graduates receive diplomas throughout fall semester. The date appearing on August diplomas is August 14, 2014.

December 2014 graduates receive diplomas during the spring, with most diplomas mailed by early March. The date on December diplomas will be December 18, 2014.

Please contact the Records Services staff in the Registrar's Office (202-885-2236) if you have questions. Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided by the graduate on the Application to Graduate form.


Ordering Caps & Gowns

August and December graduates will receive a postcard in mid-March with instructions for ordering regalia. Orders should be placed via the portal prior to the April 6, 2015, deadline. Persons who rent regalia will receive additional information about line-up and assembly locations and times. This information is emailed to your AU email account in late April.

Doctoral degree recipients who intend to purchase regalia should contact the Registrar's Office before March 9, 2015, to complete the ordering process.