Graduation Information

 

American National University and University of Fairfax Global Graduation Center

Graduation Center

Below is a list of upcoming ceremonies and general ceremony information. Ceremonies are held annually and are open to all ANU & UOF graduates. Students may attend their University ceremony that takes place after their final term ends.

Upcoming Ceremonies

Graduates who were scheduled to attend the 2020 graduation ceremony should contact careerservices@an.edu  to confirm your participation in the 2021 ceremony. Additional dates will be added as they are scheduled.

ANU

June 13, 2020 – American National University Graduation canceled as a result of COVID 19

June 11, 2021 – Global Commencement – (American National University) 

Note: The 2020 Commencement included graduates who meet all academic requirements during 06/1/2019 to 05/16/2020

Note: The 2021 Commencement includes graduates who meet all academic requirements during 06/1/2020 to 05/16/2021

UOF

June 11, 2021 – Global Commencement – (University of Fairfax)

Note: The 2020 Commencement included graduates who meet all academic requirements during 08/1/2019 to 05/16/2020

Note: The 2021 Commencement includes graduates who meet all academic requirements during 05/18/2020 to 05/16/2021

Degree and Regalia Distribution  

Graduates are responsible for ordering caps and gowns with Career Services via the Career Services Graduation Exit  Career Plan / Regalia Order form. Degrees and Graduation Regalia will be mailed via the US Postal Service (please allow 45 days for delivery).   

Check back in the coming weeks for updates.

2020 Commencement

Due to the continued impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, additional adjustments are necessary to ensure the health and safety of our students, their families and friends, and the communities in which we live. Like most institutions, American National University and its subsidiary cybersecurity institution, the University of Fairfax, must cancel all graduation convocations and commencement exercises for 2020. I am sure this is not an unexpected announcement and realize that all of you will understand the necessity to take this action.

Read full letter from President Frank Longaker

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ceremony:

Q. Will American National University or University of Fairfax host a 2020 commencement ceremony?

A.  Due to the growing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic we must make changes that will ensure the health and safety of our students, families, friends, and communities. Your safety and the safety of loved ones must come first; therefore, we have determined that the University of Fairfax and American National University Convocation and Commencement cannot take place in-person as originally scheduled in June 2020. This decision includes all celebrations and convocations in Roanoke, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; and Nashville, Tennessee.

Q. When will the next formal graduation exercise be held?

A.  A formal graduation exercise will be scheduled for June, 2021. As we have done before, graduates will be able to participate formally in the exercise at the scheduled location or will be able to participate in an online format.

Diplomas:

Q. How will I obtain my diploma?

A. Diplomas will be sent to the mailing address on file with the University. Please email CareerServices@an.edu with any address updates by Thursday, April 30th. The anticipated deliver date is Friday, July 31st.

Q. How do I obtain my transcript?

A. Contact studentsupport@an.edu for an unofficial transcript or visit transcript request for an official copy.  

Graduation Regalia:

Q. Who should order Regalia?

A. Students who completed all academic requirements within the following time frames: University of Fairfax (August 2019 – May 2020); American National University (June 2019 – May 2020). 

Q. How do I order my cap and gown?

A. Cap and gown orders should be placed no later than Thursday, April 30, 2020 through the Oak Hall / ANU / UOF website. https://anu-uf.shopoakhalli.com/

Q. When will I receive my cap and gown?

A. All items will be shipped directly to you. Orders will need to be placed by Thursday, April 30th, with an anticipated delivery date of Friday, May 15th.

 

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