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About The 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
**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
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.
Personalized Video Keepsake
Congratulations Ashford Graduates!
A few weeks ago, you should have received an e-mail from StageClip with a customized link. That link will allow you to 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. If you are not seeing this email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. You may also request a new upload link by entering your email address at upload.stageclip.com. If you have questions or are having technical issues with your StageClip uploads, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.
These will be combined into a short personal recognition StageClip video that you can view, download, and share on social media after the ceremony! Be sure to use #AUgrad20. The deadline to submit photos/messages for this video is October 4, 2020 at 11:45pm PT.
On the day of the event, you can click on the StageClip bar and Search for your name to view your custom clip. StageClip will send an e-mail three hours after the start of the ceremony with a link to the clip. Please note, you will still receive a generic video keepsake with your name even if you did not submit a photo and/or video.
Virtual Photo Booth
Lights, camera, action! Hello, graduates! Gather your family, friends or just yourself and choose a frame to snap a fun picture in our virtual photo booth. Immediately share with your family and friends. The booth will be active from 9:30am to 5:30pm on October 11, 2020 only. This link - http://bit.ly/ashfordvirtual will be available on the event webpage and active the day of the commencement during the hours indicated above.
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