3. Registrar populates link to "Rent my Regalia" in myau.american.edu
4. Student rents regalia
5. IROnline on-campus Commencement celebration
6. SIS Commencement ceremony
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to walk in the upcoming Commencement ceremony, but I'll still have credits to complete. How can I request to walk before completing this credits?
Students finishing their degree requirements in a subsequent semester should not apply to graduate in that semester, but may be eligible to participate in the Commencement ceremony. See more information about eligibility here.
Students with 3 credits or fewer remaining are eligible to walk in the semester prior to their graduation. Please complete and submit the Commencement Participation Request form (below) to email@example.com to have your request considered.
I am graduating this semester, but can't come to campus for the ceremony that month. How can I request to walk in a later ceremony?
Students looking to walk in a later ceremony can also fill out the Commencement Participation Request form, below and refer to an outline of the walk deferral process here.
My family wants to watch the ceremony but cannot physically come to campus. Can they watch it online?
Yes. The full Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed. View last year's stream here.
How can I graduate with Latin Honors (e.g. summa cum laude, magna cum laude)?
Latin Honors are only granted at undergraduate level and in the Washington College of Law (WCL). Unfortunately Latin Honors are not granted at the graduate level for students at the School of International Service.