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Commencement at American University

Commencement celebrates all that students have brought to the university during their time at AU. 

  • 2022 Fall Commencement: Sunday, December 18, 2022
    (For August, Term 3, Term 4, and December graduates)
  • 2023 Spring Commencement: Friday, May 12, 2023 and Saturday, May 13, 2023; Saturday, May 20, 2023
    (For Term 1, May, and Term 2 graduates)

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Commencement Details

  • Schedule
  • Know Before You Go


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Graduate Information

  • Eligibility
  • Registration & Regalia


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