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2020 Commencement Celebrations

American University's spring and fall 2020 commencement ceremonies were held virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Class of 2020 was invited back May 15-16, 2021 to complete their in-person processionals in Bender Arena. See below for highlights from each ceremony.

2020 Graduate Processionals

Spring 2020 Celebration

The archive of the Spring 2020 virtual commencement celebration on May 9, 2020.


Fall 2020 Celebration

View the Fall 2020 and Class of 2020 virtual commencement celebration on December 13, 2020.


Special Commencement Ceremony

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates were invited back for a special commencement ceremony on May 21, 2022.

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