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Schedule of Events

All American University Commencement ceremonies take place in Bender Arena. Each ceremony lasts two to two and a half hours. Ceremony length can vary and times listed below are approximate. School receptions begin immediately following the ceremony and run approximately one hour. We strongly recommend that graduates return caps and gowns before departing campus. When making reservations or flight arrangements, please keep in mind that traffic leaving campus is often heavy during commencement weekend.

Fall 2018

December 14-15

Regalia, commencement ticket, and parking pass distribution (Tavern, Mary Graydon Center, first floor).

December 16

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fall Commencement ceremony

Receptions immediately following ceremony:
CAS - Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
SPA - Kerwin Hall Lobby
Kogod - Kogod School of Business Building
SIS - School of International Service Building
SOE - TBD
SOC - McKinley Building
SPExS - TBD

4:00 p.m.
Deadline to return rental regalia

Spring 2019

May 8-10

Regalia, ticket, and parking pass distribution (Tavern, Mary Graydon Center, first floor)

May 11-12

Last minute regalia, ticket, and parking pass distribution, and regalia returns (Bridge Cafe, Butler Pavilion, second floor)

May 11

9:00-11:00 am
School of Public Affairs Ceremony
Reception: Constitution building,
Rooms 1 - 3, East Campus
1:30-3:30 pm
School of Communication Ceremony
Reception: Mary Graydon Center, first floor
6:00-8:30 pm
College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, and School of Professional & Extended Studies Ceremony
CAS reception: Mary Graydon Center, first floor; SOE reception: Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS

May 12

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Kogod School of Business Ceremony
Reception: Constitution building,
Rooms 1 - 3, East Campus
2:30-5:00 pm
School of International Service Ceremony
Reception: Sharjah Plaza & SIS Building
7:00 pm
Deadline to return rental regalia

 

May 19

1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Washington College of Law Ceremony
Reception: Mary Graydon Center, first floor