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Graduation Fair & Mementos Spring 2020 Graduation Fair – CANCELLED

due to suspension of university-sponsored events through May 5

Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 2-4
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

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, get assistance with phonetic spelling, order caps and gowns, purchase commencement and AU mementos (diploma frames, graduation announcements, class rings, etc.), contribute to the graduating students legacy and visit the GradImages booth for a free portrait sitting. Enjoy light refreshments and enter to win prizes.

Fall 2019 Graduation Fair (fall graduates only)
Thursday, October 31
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 2-4
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Spring 2020 Graduation Fair (CANCELLED)
Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26
Mary Graydon Center, Rooms 2-4
Noon to 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Campus Store at 202-885-6301 or

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. Check this website for updates on ordering information.


Graduates interested in having a professional portrait taken, please visit AU Photo Collective website.

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 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.


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.