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American University's commencement ceremonies take place each Spring and Fall.

Commencement Website

Wonk of the Year

The Wonk of the Year award recognizes a well-known individual who represents the embodiment of a wonk—someone smart, passionate, focused, and engaged who uses their knowledge and influence to create meaningful change in the world.

Wonk of the Year Website


The inauguration of Sylvia M. Burwell, American University’s 15th president, took place on April 12, 2018.

Inauguration Website