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Dates and Deadlines

September 27
Career Center Job and Internship Fair
Late October
Students finishing spring 2018 may submit graduation applications on Eagle Services
Commencement Guide for Graduates and Guests mailed to students' permanent addresses
Late January

AU News 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 on Eagle Services
March 9
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 reminder emailed to cleared students
March 23
Student award nominations due
Late March
AU News reminder to students who have not applied for graduation
Career Center Job and Internship Fair
March 27 and March 28
Graduation Fair, noon - 6pm, MGC Rooms 2-4
April 9
Deadline to submit cap and gown orders
May 2
Ticket distribution runs through May 8 -- AU Central
May 9-11
Regalia, parking passes, and ticket distribution - Tavern
May 12-13
Last minute regalia, parking passes, ticket distribution and regalia return - Bridge Cafe
May 11

10:00 am - Phi Beta Kappa Induction, Katzen Arts Center

4:00 pm - 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 12

9:00 am - School of Communication Ceremony
(reception: Mary Graydon Center Rooms 2 - 5)

1:30 pm - Kogod School of Business Ceremony
(reception: Mass Ave Lawn)

6:00 pm - School of International Service Ceremony
(reception: Sharjah Plaza/SIS Building)

May 13

10:00 am - School of Public Affairs Ceremony
(reception: Friedheim Quad)

2:30 pm - College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony
(reception: MGC, first floor)

7:00 pm - Cap & Gowns due back to the Bridge 

May 20
1:00 pm - Washington College of Law Ceremony
(reception: Mary Graydon Center, first floor)

Updates and Mailings

The Commencement Guide was mailed in mid-December to the permanent home address of May 2018 expected graduates.

The Countdown to Commencement e-Postcard, which contains a quick checklist for graduation and signals the start of the regalia-ordering process, was emailed on March 22 to expected graduates whose advisors have determined are eligible to participate in commencement (and appear to be on track to graduate in May). The e-Postcard is posted below.

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.