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Plan the Weekend Things to Know

See the schedule of events for the whole weekend.

American University is proud to be an inclusive community. The university provides support for international graduates and guests who wish to travel to Washington, D.C. for commencement, and also has many accessibility resources to ensure graduates and guests with disabilities can enjoy commencement weekend.

Live stream

All ceremonies will be live-streamed on the main commencement website page and will appear on the Commencement highlights page a few days after commencement weekend.

See Highlights

Graduate with flowers


The Campus Store sells diploma frames and other mementos.

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Please review information on this page. For further questions, call 202-885-2143 or email

Visit AU for an information session and tour

Travel & Accomodations

American University has negotiated discounted rates with area hotels located conveniently to the campus. 

Getting There