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Graduation Fair & Mementos

Graduate with flowers

In addition to organizing the Graduation Fair, the Campus Store sells class rings, generic graduation announcements, diploma frames, and hundreds of AU shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and other souvenirs. They will have extended hours during commencement weekend.

Graduation Fair

The annual Graduation Fair is an opportunity for graduating students to check on their graduation status, determine their cap size, rent caps and gowns, purchase commencement and AU mementos (diploma frames, graduation announcements, class rings, etc.), and contribute to the Senior Class gift. Enjoy light refreshments and enter to win prizes.

Fall 2018 Graduation Fair (fall graduates only)
Wednesday, October 31
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 2-4
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Spring 2019 Graduation Fair (spring graduates only)
Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 2-4
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Campus Store at 202-885-6300 or american.bkstr.com.

Graduation Announcements

Beginning in late February for spring graduates and late October for fall graduates, personalized graduation announcements, which include the graduate’s name, can be ordered directly from our vendor, Herff-Jones.

Photos

A commercial photographer from GradImages will photograph each student approaching the stage and shaking hands with President Sylvia Burwell. Following commencement, GradImages will send proofs and ordering information to students. Parents and guests will not be permitted on or near the stage to take photographs during the ceremony.

To pre-register for your commencement proofs, please visit GradImages.com/Preregistration. Pre-registering ensures that your contact information is up-to-date with GradImages, so they can provide complimentary proofs as quickly as possible. Graduates who pre-register will receive 20% off orders of $50 or more for their participation.

Ceremony Video

All ceremonies will be livestreamed on UStream, and will appear in AU's video archive a few days after commencement.

Flowers

For guests’ convenience, American University contracts with a local florist to sell floral bouquets in front of Bender Arena on commencement days. To place a special order, contact Chevy Chase Florist at 301-986-0986.