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Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement


August 4, 2015

Fall Commencement for August and December 2015 Graduates

Fall Commencement will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Bender Arena. Students who receive degrees in August 2015 and eligible degree candidates for December 2015 are invited to participate. American University’s 130th commencement ceremony will feature the conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees, the commencement address, and remarks by President Neil Kerwin.

Students must submit an Application to Graduate for August or December 2015 on the portal. Late submission of the application will affect inclusion of your name in the printed program.

Because of limited seating in Bender Arena, tickets will be required for admittance to the Fall Commencement. A minimum allotment of six (6) tickets will be distributed to each student who has rented regalia and registered to participate in the ceremony. Graduates will be notified approximately two weeks prior to the ceremony if we are able to issue additional tickets. Graduates participating in the ceremony will not need a ticket for themselves. Tickets will be distributed in the Campus Store during business hours on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15.

Call 202-885-2430 or email for more information.

Spring Commencement for May 2016 Graduates
Mark your calendars for Spring Commencement Weekend 2016 on Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. More details to come when the fall semester begins.

Mailings and Updates

This is the first of a series of email updates that you will receive before commencement. All emails and mailings will be available online. We encourage you to share this info with parents and guests.