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Dates and Deadlines

Expected graduates will receive monthly email updates to their AU email accounts. Please share this information with family and others who are expected to attend commencement. 

Spring 2022

October

  • Late October: Graduation application for Spring 2022 opens on Eagle Service

January

  • January 20: Nomination process begins for University Awards, including Student Achievement Awards, Scholarship and Service, and President’s Award

February

  • Early February: Schools and colleges being student speaker selection process (contact your school’s commencement coordinator)

March

  • March 2Anthem Singer Auditions, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Katzen Arts Center
  • March 7: Deadline to purchase doctoral regalia
  • Early-March: Online regalia order form is activated for all students who are made eligible to graduate by their academic advisors
  • Early-March: Begin submitting name recording for individual graduation recognition with NameCoach
  • March 21: Deadline to submit Application to Graduate on Eagle Service. Applications for Spring will not be accepted after this date
  • March 23: Student award nominations due
  • March 23: Graduation Fair, 2:00-7:00 p.m., First floor, Mary Graydon
  • March 30Career Center In-Person Job & Internship Fair, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Bender Arena, Registration opens March 2

April

  • April 6: Career Center Virtual Job & Internship Fair, 1:00-4:00 pm, Registration opens March 2
  • April 4: Deadline to submit regalia orders for campus pick-up (May 4-8) and on-time regalia orders with best prices for home shipping. Deadline to submit name recording on NameCoach
  • April 5: Regalia site open for late orders with late shipping fee
  • Mid-AprilElectronic guest ticketing portal opens for students who have ordered regalia and have vaccination on file

  • April 18: Regalia order site closes at 5 pm; limited late orders will be available only on a walk-in basis at the AU Campus Store May 4-8
  • April 29: Students are requested to reserve guest tickets by April 29. Waitlist ticket request will be approved May 2-6. Guests without a ticket will not be permitted into Bender Arena

May

  • May 4-8: Regalia pick up and limited walk-in order at AU Campus Store

    May 4-May 6: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    May 7: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    May 8: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

  • May 7: 2022 Spring Commencement ceremonies
    9:00 a.m.: School of Communication and School of Education
    1:30 p.m.: Kogod School of Business and Office of Professional Studies
    6:00 p.m.: School of International Service
  • May 8: 2022 Spring Commencement ceremonies
    10:00 a.m.: School of Public Affairs
    2:30 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences

    5:00 p.m.: Deadline to return rental PhD regalia to AU Campus Store
  • May 22: 2022 Commencement ceremony
    1:00 p.m.: Washington College of Law

Fall 2021

March

  • Mid-March: Graduation application for fall 2021 opens on Eagle Service

September

  • Student speaker selection process begins
  • September 23: Career Center Job & Internship Fair, 1-4 p.m., Virtual

October

  • Early October: Online regalia order form is activated for all students who are made eligible to graduate by their academic advisors
  • Early October: Students eligible to participate in commencement can begin recording the preferred pronunciation of their diploma name through NameCoach
  • October 15: Deadline to purchase doctoral regalia
  • October 27: Graduation Fair, 2:00-7:00 p.m., AU Campus Store
  • October 31: Deadline to submit Application to Graduate 

November

  • November 15: Deadline to submit name recording for graduation recognition
  • November 15: Deadline to submit  regalia orders for campus pick-up (December 17-19) and on-time regalia orders with best prices for home shipping
  • Week of November 15: Electronic guest ticketing portal opens for students who have ordered their regalia; students will receive emails to AU accounts with details and instructions on how to assign guest tickets
  • November 16 – 29: Regalia site open for late orders with late shipping fee
  • November 29: Regalia online ordering site closes at 5 p.m.; lmited late orders will be available only on a walk-in basis at the regalia distribution AU campus store (December 17 – 18)

December

  • December 17-18: Regalia distribution for campus pick-up orders and limited walk-in orders at AU Campus Store
  • December 19: 2021 Fall Commencement ceremonies
    9:00 a.m.: College of Arts & Sciences, Kogod School of Business, Office of Professional Studies, and School of Education
    1:30 p.m.: School of Communication, School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, and Washington College of Law