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American University's commencement ceremonies take place each Spring and Fall.

Commencement Website

Wonk of the Year

The Wonk of the Year award recognizes a well-known individual who represents the embodiment of a wonk—someone smart, passionate, focused, and engaged who uses their knowledge and influence to create meaningful change in the world.

Wonk of the Year Website

All-American Weekend

All-American Weekend gives alumni and families the opportunity to explore the campus together. Alumni can reconnect with friends they haven't seen in years, and families will discover more about student life here at AU.

All-American Weekend Website


The inauguration of Sylvia M. Burwell, American University’s 15th president, took place on April 12, 2018.

Inauguration Website