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**IMPORTANT COMMENCEMENT UPDATE**
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it appears that federal and state guidelines regarding social distancing will continue at least through the fall of this year. We estimate that the fall commencement would attract over 8,500 graduates and guests. Given that the health and safety of our graduates, their families, and our staff are of the utmost concern, Ashford leadership has decided to cancel the in-person ceremony. Instead, the fall commencement will take place virtually on October 11, 2020, at 10 am PST. More details will be posted on this page and will be sent to graduates in future email communications.
Commencement is a special occasion to celebrate the hard work and academic achievement of every graduate. We are proud of you and hope that you will join us for the virtual commencement ceremony!
Welcome to the Graduation Homepage!
- The Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony: October 11, 2020.
Location: Virtual Ceremony
Time: Starts at 10:00 am PT
Link to ceremony: TBD
A link to the event will be posted on the Ashford graduation website the day of the event. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends so they can celebrate with you.
Please note that graduate names are not announced individually, for there are more than 12,000 students eligible for the event. An electronic program will be available for viewing on the graduate website the week of the event.
Approximately one month prior to commencement, you will receive an e-mail from StageClip with a customized link, where you can personalize your name card by uploading a photo, adding a short, written message (150 characters or less, including spaces), and/or a video of up to 10 seconds. These will be combined into a short personal recognition StageClip video that you can view, download, and share on social media after the ceremony. StageClip will send an e-mail three hours after the start of the ceremony with a link to the clip.
For the virtual ceremony, the purchase of a cap and gown is optional. You may purchase regalia for photos and keepsake purposes here: http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/2551082/Ashford-University/. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, all purchases are final.
Graduation Ceremony FAQ's
The eligibility requirements for commencement participation are as follows:
Spring ceremony: Grad date is between January 1 and June 30
Fall ceremony: Grad date is between July 1 and December 31