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Congratulations Graduates!

Commencement at AU

Countdown to Commencement

  1. Apply to graduate on Eagle Services.
  2. Check your AU email account for monthly updates from commencement@american.edu.
  3. Register to participate in commencement by renting your cap and gown.
  4. Complete Graduation Census when placing your regalia order.
  5. Like us on Facebook for updates and links to our live commencement webcast.
  6. Attend Graduation Fair for more information on regalia, graduation announcements, class rings, etc.
  7. View your transcript on myAU.american.edu. Undergraduates with Latin Honors (3.67 cumulative GPA and 60 of 120 credits at AU) should pick up a gold cord with rental regalia; see Undergraduate Academic Regulations, section 5.6.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2019

May 11-12

The Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 in Bender Arena.

Apply to Graduate

Confirm your eligibility and apply to graduate. This triggers an academic audit to confirm you’ve met the requirements to have your degree awarded.

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Order Your Regalia

This serves as your registration to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you're a service member, you can request to wear your dress uniform in lieu of academic regalia. 

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Get Your Tickets

Due to limited seating in Bender Arena, many ceremonies require that guests have tickets to attend. No extras and no replacements will be issued. You will pick up your tickets and parking passes with your cap and gown.

Ticket Rules