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Commencement Schedule

Commencement ceremony

The Fall Commencement ceremony will take place in Bender Arena on AU's campus and will last approximately 2 hours. Graduates should report to line-up areas 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony and sit with colleagues in their academic program. Graduates do not cross the stage in alphabetical order and may sit with friends within their academic program.

December 15 - 16

Regalia, commencement ticket, and parking pass distribution in the Bridge Café (formerly the lower level of the Campus Store).

December 16

7:30 - 9:30 pm
Toast to Graduates - Refreshments and a champagne toast, celebrating AU's new graduates. Open to grads and guests. RSVP for this event

December 17

10 am
Fall Commencement ceremony
Receptions immediately following ceremony:
CAS - Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
SPA - Ward Circle Building Lobby
Kogod - Kogod School of Business Building
SIS - School of International Service Building
SOC - McKinley Building
4 pm
Deadline to return rental regalia to Bridge Café.