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Fall Commencement 2016

Fall Commencement 2016



Commencement Mailings

The Commencement Guide is available below. 

The Countdown to Commencement Postcard, containing a checklist for graduation and instructing students to place their order for rental regalia, was emailed to all August 2016 graduates and to December 2016 expected graduates whose academic advisors have declared that they are eligible to participate in commencement (ie., on track to graduate in December 2016).

September 20, 2016
Commencement Guide
October 24, 2016
Countdown to Commencement Flyer


Commencement Email Updates

Graduating students will receive occasional email updates. Updates will posted here as they are sent.

August 5, 2016
Email Update #1
September 20, 2016
Email Update #2
October 28, 2016
Email Update #3
December 5, 2016
Email Update #4
December 15, 2016
Final E-mail Update containing



Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to Address Grads

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden

American University will celebrate more than 500 graduates in its Fall Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, December 21. Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to lead the nation's library, will be the keynote speaker.

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Inspiring Graduate: Taimur Khan

Taimur Khan studied and navigated disparate cultures on the way to earning his Ph.D. in anthropology.

Taimur Khan, an ethnic Pashtun from Pakistan, will receive his PhD in anthropology at the December 21 ceremony. His family and community's work to preserve its language and identity became the foundation of his scholarly research. 

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