To the Antioch Seattle Community:
Once again, the pandemic is interfering with our plans for a live commencement ceremony. We deeply regret missing yet another opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduates together as a community, and the faculty will once again miss seeing their students to whom they have given so much walk across a stage. That said, we are at what we hope will be the tail end of a bad year and if we continue to make progress and stay out of crowds, we increase our chances of a live ceremony in 2022. So Antioch is going to do everything it can to protect the health and well-being of our faculty, staff, students, and supporters.
In lieu of a ceremony this year, individual programs are sponsoring live ceremonies or gatherings online (via Zoom, most likely). If you have not yet been contacted by your program chair about program recognition, please contact them directly. In deciding against a university “virtual” ceremony, we listened to the majority of students who requested a live ceremony with their programs, supported by the University.
All Antioch Graduates from 2020 and 2021 are invited to participate in the 2022 ceremony if we hold a live ceremony! Of course, public health considerations are crucial and while only limited gatherings are permitted currently, we are hopeful that large gatherings will be permitted again in the summer of 2022. We will not know until the time comes, so we will stay in touch via email and the website. And if we are permitted to gather, get ready for the best, biggest commencement in AUS history!
Ben Pryor, PhD
Antioch University Seattle
Caps and Gowns – While we won’t be gathering in person, there’s no reason not to celebrate! Order caps, tassels, and other regalia here.
Graduation Application – Graduation (conferral of degrees) and Commencement are separate events. Commencement is a day of celebration typically held once per year in June. Students should submit a Graduation Application the quarter before they wish to graduate and no later than the first month of their final quarter. This application will be reviewed by the student’s Faculty Advisor and the Registrar’s Office who will then initiate the process for your program completion.
The Graduation Application is available online in AUView. For more details, please visit our GRADUATION INFORMATION.
For any and all general Commencement related questions, please email: [email protected]