Commencement @AUS



Annual Events & Conferences


Commencement @AUS

Commencement Ceremony: June 9th, 2024 @ 2:00PM

You’ve finished your degree and are graduating, Congratulations! This page has been created to share the information you need to make commencement as smooth as possible. Please check back often for additional information and updates.

Our annual Commencement ceremony brings together participants from all academic departments. Eligible participants will include anyone who graduated in the Summer of 2023,  anyone who expects to graduate prior to the Fall of 2024, and everyone in between.

Commencement will be held at  Magnuson Park in The Hanger.

There is plenty of free parking right next to the venue.

Magnuson Park Map

Graduation Application

Graduation (conferral of degrees) and Commencement are separate events.

  • Commencement is a day of celebration, held once per year in June. In order to participate in Commencement, Students need to receive approval from their Faculty Advisor documented by successful submission of a Graduation Application.
  • The Graduation Application must be submitted the quarter before the Student wishes to graduate and no later than the first month of their final quarter. The completed application will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office, which will then initiate the process for your degree completion, allowing you to graduate from the University. For more information and access to the intent to graduate form, visit our graduation information page.

Commencement Application/Tickets

Each student is guaranteed six tickets. Please indicate whether or not you will need your 6 (6) guaranteed tickets or if you will want fewer or none of your tickets. Each student may also be wait-listed for additional tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. The link to the registration application is here:

Commencement Registration

Participant Arrival Time

Please arrive at Magnuson Park on Sunday by 1:00 pm to check in with the Commencement Staff who will shepherd you through the day’s Agenda.  This includes time to get your robe and any regalia in place as we help you assemble for the Academic Procession.

Commencement Attire

Commencement attire consists of a gown, cap, and a tassel. Graduates from Master’s and Doctoral programs also wear a hood.   Students are responsible for obtaining their own attire. You can borrow it from previous alums or purchase your own.

New Attire

New attire can be ordered online directly from Jostens, or you may call them at (800) 854-7464. Orders require five weeks to process and deliver. Orders placed after May 9th may not be delivered before Commencement on June 9th.


Cap and Gown Reuse program

If you are interested in borrowing a cap, gown, and/or hood from Antioch University Seattle, please fill out the following inquiry. This program has a VERY LIMITED number of loaner regalia generously donated by alumni. Unfortunately, the program is first come, first served and is now CLOSED.


Questions about eligibility for participating in Commencement

Contact your Advisor if you have any questions about your eligibility to participate this June.

General questions about Commencement not covered above

BA Program Contact:  Avery Wittington  [email protected]

CFT/CMHC/AT/DT Program Contact: Michelle Byrd [email protected], Travis Adams [email protected]

CES Program Contact:  Ann Bradley  [email protected], Liz White [email protected]

PsyD Program Contact:  Saori Den  [email protected]

Education Program Contact:  Marion Honeycutt  [email protected]

Urban Environmental Education Program Contact:  DeNae Vandam [email protected]

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