Commencement (Graduation) Ceremonies


The Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony at the American University of Nigeria is an annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of our graduating class. It consists of three major segments: Senior Week, the Graduation Awards Ceremony, and the Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony.

Senior Week of Activities

The Senior Week is a week of activities designed for the graduating seniors. A series of activities such as Life After College, and the Senior Ball, are organized to both prepare the seniors to face challenges of life after university, and simply to celebrate!  The 2020 senior week runs Monday, May 11 to Saturday, May 16, 2020.


Graduation Awards Ceremony

The Graduation Awards Ceremony recognizes the various accomplishments, hard work, and service, of our graduates from all schools and the graduate school. This awards ceremony is in two segments: AUN Honor Society Awards Banquet and the Graduation Awards.


The AUN Honor Society Awards Banquet is particularly for the graduating members of the AUN Honor Society and it celebrates the exceptional hard work and exemplary leadership of graduating members of the Honor Society and the leadership. The next AUN Honor Society Awards Banquet is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 14, 2020.


The Graduation Awards ceremony is for all members of the graduating class and their family members. At this ceremony we give out over 50 different types of both university and corporate sponsored awards to the graduating students. The next Graduation Awards Ceremony in honor of the graduating class of 2020 is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 15, 2020.


Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony is the grand finale as we confer Bachelors and Masters degrees, as well as the postgraduate Diploma, to eligible candidates.  This ceremony, with attendance in the thousands and national television coverage, involves a keynote commencement speaker and the bestowing of honorary degrees.


The next Commencement Ceremony which will be the 12th, in honor of the graduating class of 2020 is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020.