Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
You’ve finished your degree and are graduating: Congratulations!
Use this page to find everything 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 September 2018, December 2018, June 2019, and September 2019 graduates.
The ceremony will be held at:
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Graduation (conferral of degrees) and Commencement are separate events. Commencement is a day of celebration, 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 page.
Planning to graduate in Summer?
With approval, students graduating Summer quarter may participate in the Commencement ceremony. If this is your situation, fill out the “Summer Graduates-Request to Participate in Commencement” form. Be sure to submit the form to our Academic Programs Front Desk by the April 30th deadline!
Each student is guaranteed four tickets. Please indicate whether or not you will need your four (4) guaranteed tickets, or if you will only want 2 or 3 of your tickets. Each student may also be wait-listed for additional tickets on a first come first serve basis, up to 6 total tickets. Wait listed tickets will be released May 10th. You will be informed via email. Please visit the Commencement 2019 Participation RSVP website to reserve your tickets. Be sure to fill out the form Commencement Participation RSVP by the April 30th deadline!
Participant Arrival Time
Please arrive at Town Hall on Sunday by 12:00 pm. Arriving by 12:00 pm will enable you to robe and assemble for the Academic Procession. We will provide information such as where to check-in as the event gets close
Commencement attire consists of a gown, cap, and a tassel. Graduates from Master’s and Doctoral programs also wear a hood.
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 3rd 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.
Detach the bottom of the form below and return it to Scott Titus (Room 211), the front desk or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our regalia requires a $25.00 deposit (cash or check only) due at pick-up.
- You will make a drop-off appointment at the time of pick-up. Regalia may NOT be returned at Magnuson Park following commencement.
- If any AUS Loaner regalia are damaged, missing, or returned late, you forfeit your deposit.
Questions about Eligibility for Participating in Commencement
Contact your Faculty Advisor.
Questions about Commencement Exercises
BA Program Associate
CFT/CMHC/Art/Drama Therapy Program Associate
Education Program Associate
PsyD Program Associate
For any and all general Commencement related questions, please email: email@example.com