Commencement Ceremony


Often referred to as “Graduation”, the Commencement Ceremony is just that, a ceremony. It is an end-of-spring term celebration for IAU alumnus and students who have completed their program. Students who are projected to successfully complete all of their graduation requirements by the end of the upcoming Summer term may also participate if they are on track to graduation and have fulfilled their academic and financial obligations. .

Commencement is coordinated by the Office of Student Services, Media Team. There is only one Commencement Ceremony that takes place in the summer term each year to celebrate graduation from the previous Spring or upcoming Fall term.

You will not receive a diploma at the Commencement Ceremony. Confirmation of degree completion will not take place until official grades are posted. It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor prior to your last term at IAU in order to review your records and ensure all graduation requirements will be met.


2019 IAU Commencement Ceremony


Our second annual commencement, held in 2019, was even more beautiful than the first. We'd like to wish good luck and good fortune to all of our 2019 graduates!

June 29, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.
Korean American Education Center

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2018 IAU Commencement Ceremony


In 2018, we celebrated our alumnus, graduates, and graduate candidates with our inaugural Commencement Ceremony. Thank you all for being a part of our first ceremony!

June 30, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Korean American Education Center

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Am I eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

To be eligible for the Commencement Ceremony, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Be an IAU Alumni (previous graduate),
  2. Be conditionally approved for graduation,
  3. Or be on track to graduating by the end of upcoming Summer Term and maintaining a CGPA of 2.0 (ASBA/BBA) or 3.0 (MBA/DBA).

Do I need to sign up to attend?

Yes, in order to participate in and attend the Commencement Ceremony, you must register for the event. The Office of Media & Events (MAE) will provide a registration form when the time comes.

Please note, registration does not guarantee that you will be able to participate. Each student will be subject to the eligibility requirements.

Will my name be announced during the ceremony?

Yes, every graduate will have their name read as they cross the stage, regardless of whether it is listed in the program or not.

How do I get my cap and gown?

When you register for the Commencement Ceremony, you will enter your cap and gown information, such as size and degree program. The Commencement fee includes the purchase of your cap and gown. Schedule of Fees & Make A Payment can be found here.

All graduation regalia will arrive 2-3 weeks before the ceremony. Once they arrive, you will receive a confirmation email to pick up your items. You will be able to pick up your graduation regalia during IAU's normal business hours.

Do I need to check in when I get there?

Yes, you should arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony to make sure the cap and gown is fitted properly. There will be IAU staff members at the location to check you in.

When should my guests arrive to the ceremony?

We recommend guests arrive at least 30 minutes prior to ceremony to secure parking and seating .

How do I get pictures of the event?

Professional photographers will be stationed on and around the stage. Photos will be emailed to all attendees within three weeks after the ceremony. Additionally, a zipped file of the Commencement Ceremony photos will be made available on this web-page.

How long is the ceremony?

Approximately two hours.

How can an international student get a letter from IAU to invite their parents to Commencement?

As a courtesy to our students, IAU will provide an invitation letter to those who will be needing one. Please contact

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact