Anglo-American University Graduation 2021
Congratulations on your accomplishments! After years of research papers, exam prep, group projects, and finals, the finish line is approaching. We extend our best wishes to you at this exciting time and hope you enjoy the celebrations we have planned for the class of 2021.
Graduation Week: June 28 – July 1, 2021
Because of the current pandemic situation and restrictions on large gatherings, we are planning smaller, School of Study-based, in-person graduation ceremonies on the AAU campus. Each day’s ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in the AAU courtyard. Students are requested to arrive by 1 p.m.; guests may arrive closer to the start of the ceremony.
(These plans are subject to change at any time if government restrictions do not allow for in-person gatherings.)
- Monday, June 28: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Tuesday, June 29: John H. Carey II School of Law & School of Business Administration (including MBA)
- Wednesday, June 30: School of International Relations and Diplomacy
- Thursday, July 1: School of Journalism and Visual Arts
More details to come – graduates please check this page and your AAU email for updates.
If you are able to attend the commencement activities in person you will need to confirm your attendance with Student Services. Graduates will also be allowed 2 guests each. All 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 graduates will receive an email from Student Services with additional details. Make sure to respond promptly if you plan to attend so we can reserve a spot for you and your guests.
The ceremony will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Students should arrive by 1 p.m. to get changed into their cap & gown and get lined up.
Program for the ceremony:
-Welcome and introductory remarks from the President of AAU
-Short speeches by Dean of the School and student speaker
-Announcement of any special School-related awards
-Processional and awarding of diplomas
(A professional photographer and videographer will be present at the event.)
AAU collects information from graduates-to-be regarding cap and gown measurements in the State Exam and Graduation Application. Caps and gowns are rented, provided for you to wear at the ceremony and returned at the end of the event. The caps and gowns are black.
What to wear to graduation (besides the cap & gown): A dress shirt and tie and slacks are always appropriate, or a dress or blouse with a nice skirt or pants. As the ceremony will take place in the AAU courtyard, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes that you’re not likely to trip in when it’s your turn to collect your diploma. Keep your hairstyle simple so that you can wear the cap properly.
If you will not be in Prague on graduation day, you will be able to watch a live stream of the ceremony on all AAU’s social media channels (Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram) and you will be recognized at the ceremony. More details to come via email from Student Services. Live stream access will be provided through the shareable links below:
From Monday, May 31, 2021, the following will apply to all university graduation ceremonies in the Czech Republic:
-Graduations will be able to take place.
-The capacity of the seats will be able to be filled up to 50% and the total number of people present must not exceed 250.
-All present will have to prove themselves by a negative test, vaccination or confirmation they had COVID-19 in the last 180 days.
-In addition, everyone present must have a respirator on at all times without an exhalation valve of min. class FFP2 (KN95 / N95).
While this year’s ceremony may look different than the year’s past we hope it will be just as special and you will still be able to celebrate all of your hard work and accomplishments with your classmates, friends, and family. Congratulations grads, you did it!