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AUSB Commencement 2024

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AUSB traditionally holds commencement activities for all academic programs every year. Commencement and Graduation are separate events.

Antioch University Santa Barbara will celebrate Commencement on Thursday, September 12, 2024.

Time: 2 PM

Location: Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

The event will be live-streamed, and a link will be posted on the website on the day of the event. Additional details are pending and will be posted as the event approaches.

If you have any additional questions about Commencement, please get in touch with your Program Coordinators:

Commencement Details

Graduation is the official act of conferring a degree earned by a student when all degree requirements have been met. Commencement is a ceremonial event where graduates, along with students expected to graduate soon, are recognized and celebrated by peers, faculty, and guests. 

Participation in commencement activities is optional. In order to walk in the Commencement Ceremony, students need to have recently graduated, be on track to graduate during the current academic year, and/or be granted special permission to walk early.

AUSB’s 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024

Time: 2 PM

Location: Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

The event will be live-streamed, and a link will be posted on the website on the day of the event. Additional details are pending and will be posted as the event approaches.

To walk in the Commencement Ceremony, students must have recently graduated, be on track to graduate during the current academic year, or be granted special permission to walk early. Eligible students will receive an invitation to register to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. A formal invite with further details and instructions will be sent directly to the eligible student’s Antioch email address.

MACP: All students graduating by Spring 2024, as well as the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 Cohort (whether they plan to do the extra Somatic concentration or not), are eligible to walk in the 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Students can also choose to walk once they are completely done with their program.

BA: All students who will have completed their degree from Summer 2023 through Fall 2024 are eligible to walk in the 2024 commencement ceremony.

FAQ

Graduating students attend Commencement for many personal reasons. Some want to participate in the formal conclusion of their academic studies with fellow students and faculty. Others want to share the recognition and celebration of their academic achievement with family and friends. Many students look forward to wearing the regalia (cap and gown) that signify their degree. And a photograph of a graduate in their regalia can become a treasured memory or professional tool. Whatever the reason, Antioch graduates who attend the Commencement Ceremony recall the event as a meaningful and enjoyable culmination of their Antioch experience

No. All graduates will be given the opportunity to use the name of their choosing (within reason) to be read and shown during commencement. For the ceremony program, which will list all eligible graduates, registered names will be used.

Students wishing to change their official registered name with the university can do so by contacting the Registrar’s Office. 

Regalia is required to participate in commencement. Regalia can be purchased at Jostens’s AUSB’s Regalia Site at  https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1012570/Antioch-University/. Graduates are encouraged to order their regalia early. 

Absolutely, please do!

Antioch currently does not have a mask or vaccine requirement for on-campus events. Therefore, participants and attendees at the commencement ceremony are not required to be masked. To safeguard one’s own health and that of others, face masks are highly recommended indoors but are not required. Please note that the indoor mask recommendation may change back to a requirement at any time. To stay informed, please pay attention to all signage and email notifications that may indicate changes to the current protocol.

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