Commencement | Deadlines for Graduates

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September 18



Career Center Job and Internship Fair

November 1



May 2014 expected grads may submit graduation applications online at myAU.american.edu

Mid-November



Commencement Guide sent to students' permanent addresses

December 2



RSVP due for August and December 2013 Graduates Reception

December 6



August and December Graduates Reception, (for August and December 2013 graduates and guests; invitation only; RSVP required)

5-7 pm, graduating seniors, University Club, Mary Graydon Center

6-8 pm, master's and doctoral graduates, Katzen Arts Center

Late January



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

February



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

March 10



Orders for doctoral regalia purchases due in Registrar's Office

Mid-March



Online regalia order form is activated on myAU.american.edu 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 address of August/December graduates)

March 21



Student award nominations due

Late March


Career Center Job and Internship Fair

March 26-27



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

March 31


Deadline to submit Application to Graduate via myAU.american.edu

April 7



Deadline to submit cap and gown orders

May 7-10



Regalia distribution (with line-up instructions)

May 8



Senior Week Final Farewell

May 9



Commencement Weekend begins

10:30 am, Phi Beta Kappa Induction (invitation only)

2:00 pm, University Honors Program Convocation

5:30 pm, University and Student Achievement Awards Reception (invitation only)

7:00 pm, Baccalaureate Service

8:00 pm, Toast to Graduates

May 10



Commencement ceremonies

9:00 am, School of Communication

1:00 pm, Kogod School of Business

4:30 pm, School of International Service

May 11



Commencement ceremonies

9:00 am, School of Public Affairs

1:00 pm, College of Arts and Sciences

May 18



Commencement ceremony

1:00 pm, Washington College of Law


For additional information, see the Schedule of Events for Commencement Weekend.

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