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Spring 2019 Commencement

American University's spring commencement ceremonies were held May 11-12 in Bender Arena and on AU's campus. See below for highlights from each ceremony.

President's Charge to Graduates


American University President Sylvia M. Burwell addresses AU's class of 2019.

Stacey Abrams delivers the keynote address at SPA's commencement ceremony

School of Public Affairs

Photo and video galleries from the School of Public Affairs Ceremony.

SPA Highlights

A graduate shows off her decorated cap

School of Communication

Photo and video galleries from the School of Communication Ceremony.

SOC Highlights

A graduate in multiple leis poses with Clawed Z. Eagle

College of Arts & Sciences

Highlights from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and School of Professional & Extended Studies Ceremony.

CAS Highlights

A graduate and her family pose in front of balloons spelling KOGOD

Kogod School of Business

Photo and video galleries from the Kogod School of Business Ceremony.

Kogod Highlights

A graduate poses with his two small children

School of International Service

Photo and video galleries from the School of International Service Ceremony.


SIS Highlights