Commencement 2014

News and Updates

The Commencement Countdown Postcard and fifth email update were sent on March 24 to August and December 2013 graduates and to May 2014 expected graduates who are eligible to graduate (as of March 21). Click here to download the commencement guide, which contains general information, schedules, and information for guests. 


Commencement 2014

American University’s 128th commencement ceremonies will feature the conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees, recognition of the University and Student Achievement Award winners, commencement addresses, and remarks by President Neil Kerwin. All ceremonies will be held in Bender Arena, located on AU’s main campus.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m.: School of Communication Ceremony
  • 1:00 p.m.: Kogod School of Business Ceremony
  • 4:30 p.m.: School of International Service Ceremony

Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m.: School of Public Affairs Ceremony
  • 1:00 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences Ceremony 

Commencement Guide

The 2014 commencement guide for graduates and guests was mailed on November 20. This guide has everything you need to know about commencement, including general information, schedules, and information for guests.

Download guide

Green Graduation Pledge

Compost used to grow new life

Take a moment to sign the Green Graduation Pledge, a national initiative promoting sustainability awareness after graduation. Students who sign the pledge will receive a green ribbon to wear at commencement.

Sign the Pledge

Building a Better AU

Visit the Building AU website to read about facilities projects that support AU’s academic aspirations and enhance campus ambiance. You can also learn more about AU's Campus Plan.

Building AU