Graduation and Commencement are separate events. Once a student has completed all requirements, they are eligible to graduate. Commencement is the event celebrating graduation. Students who have not completed all required coursework may be eligible to participate in Commencement.
Graduation occurs at the end of each quarter. Commencement is held at the end of Spring quarter. Graduation is processed by the central Registrar’s office; commencement is planned and facilitated by the Seattle campus.
Students who plan to graduate are encouraged to submit their graduation application during the second-to-last quarter of their plan of study. Applications must be submitted no later than the third week of a student’s final quarter. This alerts the registrar team and your program/Student Services to review your record for completion. The Graduation Application is available online in AUView. For more details, please refer to the Student Instructions information sheet. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have questions about graduation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the Annual Commencement Ceremony, Contact the Commencement Team via email at email@example.com