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September 29

Career Center Job and Internship Fair

November 7 

Students finishing spring 2017 may submit graduation applications at

Early January

Commencement Guide sent to students' permanent addresses

Late January

Today@AU reminder to students who have not applied for graduation

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


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

February 1 

Deadline to submit Application to Graduate via 

March 10

Orders to doctoral regalia purchases due in Registrar's Office 

Mid to Late March

Regalia order form is activated for all students who are cleared to graduate by the Registrar's Office; regalia postcard emailed to cleared students

March 17

Student award nominations due 

Late March

Today@AU reminder to students who have not applied for graduation 


Career Center Job and Internship Fair

March 28

March 30 

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

April 10

Deadline to submit cap and gown orders

May 3

Ticket distribution for SIS & CAS ceremonies runs through May 9 -- AU Central

May 10-13

Regalia, parking passes, and SIS & CAS ticket distribution - Bridge Lounge (hours)

May  11

Senior Week Final Farewell (Tentative)

May 12

10 a.m.: Phi Beta Kappa Induction, Katzen Arts Center

2 p.m.: Honors Recognition Ceremony, Metropolitan Church  

4 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, Kay Spiritual Life Center

5:30 pm: University Student Awards Reception, Katzen Arts Center

8–10 pm: Toast to Graduates, Katzen Arts Center



May 13

9 a.m.: School of Public Affairs Ceremony (reception: Friedheim Quad)

1:30 p.m.: School of Communication Ceremony (reception: MGC University Club)

6 p.m.: College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony (reception: MGC University Club)


May 14

10 a.m.: Kogod School of Business Ceremony (reception: Mass Ave Lawn)

2:30 p.m.: School of International Service Ceremony (reception: Sharjah Plaza & SIS Building)


May 21

1 p.m.: Washington College of Law Ceremony (reception: Friedheim Quad)