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Dates and Deadlines


September 29
Career Center Job and Internship Fair
November 7
Students finishing spring 2017 may submit graduation applications at myAU.american.edu
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

February
Schools and colleges begin student speaker selection process (contact your school's dean's office)
February 1
Deadline to submit Application to Graduate via myAU.american.edu
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
March
Career Center Job and Internship Fair
March 28 and March 30
Graduation Fair, noon - 6pm, MGC Rooms 1, 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 - University Club and Bridge Lounge
May 11
Senior Week Final Farewell
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, first floor)

6 p.m.: College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony (reception: MGC, first floor)

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)

Updates and Mailings

The Commencement Guide was sent in mid-December to the permanent home address of May 2017 expected graduates.

The Countdown to Commencement e-Postcard, which contains a quick checklist for graduation, will also be posted here in mid-March.

Please share this information with family and others who are expected to attend commencement.

Commencement Email Updates

In addition to our mailings, graduating students will receive occasional email updates. Spring semester emails will be sent monthly, beginning in late January. Updates will posted here as they are emailed.