2017 Commencement Ceremony

Details on how to prepare for AUC's Commencement

The 2017 AUC Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Maho Room at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten. All graduates participating in this year’s ceremony must also attend a mandatory pre-ceremony meeting, held in the evening on Friday, May 26, 2017 in the Royal Pavilion. Gowns, tams, tassels and ceremony tickets will be distributed during the pre-ceremony meeting. Due to the growing size of our graduating classes the ceremony will be split into two sessions, morning and afternoon. You will be assigned to a session by email in March. See the ceremony schedule for more. The window to RSVP has closed.

AUC Model Release Form: Submit with RSVP

All graduates must submit a signed AUC Model Release Form in order to participate in group photos at the graduation ceremony. This release allows AUC to use images taken at graduation for distribution of the group pictures, as well as any future marketing of the ceremony. The form can be submitted by email to gradceremony@aucmed.edu, by fax (786-433-0974) or by mail to AUC Coral Gables Attn: Graduation 2017, 901 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Suite 700, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
Download the Model Release Form

Hotel Reservation Information

You will find information on St. Maarten hotels who are offering AUC graduates and their families’ special group rates.

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**All August/October/December 2016 and February/April/June 2017 graduates are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in the Maho Room at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort in St. Maarten.

June grads please note: You must graduate by June 2, 2017 in order to participate in the ceremony on May 27, 2017.  If you rotate past the June 2nd graduation date, you will roll over to graduation on August 18, 2017 and will be invited to the graduation ceremony in 2018.
The May 27, 2017 date is only for the ceremony, it is not an actual graduation date. Your official graduation date is the “Expected Grad Date” listed on your student summary.  All diplomas are mailed to the graduate once they are cleared.