Commencement | Deadlines for Graduates

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August 1, 2014



Students finishing in spring 2015 may submit application to graduate

September 17



Career Center Job and Internship Fair

Late October



Graduate Reception invitations mailed to August 2014 graduates and December 2014 applicants

Mid-November



Commencement Guide sent to students' permanent addresses

December 1



Responses due for August and December 2014 Graduates Reception

December 5



August and December Graduates Reception, (invitation only; RSVP required)

5-6:30 pm, graduating seniors, University Club, Mary Graydon Center

6-7:30 pm, master's and doctoral graduates, Katzen Arts Center

Late January



Today@AU reminder to students who have not applied for graduation

Nomination process begins for University Awards, including Student Achievement Awards, Scholarship and Service, and President's Award

February



Schools and colleges begin student speaker selection process (contact your school's dean's office)

March 9



Orders for doctoral regalia purchases due in Registrar's Office

Mid-March



Regalia order form is activated for all students who are cleared to graduate by the Registrar's Office; regalia postcard mailed to local addresses of cleared students (sent to permanent addresses of August/December graduates)

March 20



Student award nominations due

Late March



Today@AU reminder to students who have not applied for graduation
TBD


Career Center Job and Internship Fair

March 25-26



Graduation Fair, noon-6 pm, MGC Rooms 2 & 3

March 31



Deadline to submit application to graduate

April



Senior barbecues at the President's House

April 6



Deadline to submit cap and gown orders

May 6-9



Regalia distribution

May 7



Senior Week Final Farewell

May 8



10:30 am: Phi Beta Kappa Induction, Kay Spiritual Life Center  

2 pm: Honors Recognition Ceremony, Metropolitan Church  

5:30 pm: University and Student Achievement Awards Reception, Katzen Arts Center

7 pm: Baccalaureate Service, Kay Spiritual Life Center

8–10 pm: Toast to Graduates, Katzen Arts Center

May 9


9 am: School of Public Affairs Ceremony (reception: Friedheim Quad)

2 pm: School of Communication Ceremony (reception: MGC University Club)  

7 pm: College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony (reception: MGC University Club)

May 10


10 am: Kogod School of Business Ceremony (reception: Mass Ave Lawn)

3 pm: School of International Service Ceremony (reception: Sharjah Plaza)

May 17


1 pm: Washington College of Law Ceremony (reception: Friedheim Quad)