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We hope you will join us at the beautiful Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. If you would like to attend and/or participate in the ceremony, you must register your attendance.

All deans and department chairs are expected to participate in all commencement events on Friday and Saturday, and must register their attendance. All faculty who wish to attend must register their participation or attendance as a guest.

Note: For the 2022 ceremony, we will be unable to offer staff/faculty guest tickets due to the large number of graduate attendees that are expected.

Register by May 15, 2022

If you plan to process in the ceremony, you are required to wear academic regalia. Please rent regalia from Jostens if you don't own regalia. Orders must be placed by April 30, 2022 to avoid a rush fee.

Regalia Pick-Up:

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Chesapeake 10
  • Friday, June 17, 2022: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Chesapeake 10
  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Chesapeake 10

Regalia Return:

  • Saturday, June 18, 2022: immediately following your ceremony in Chesapeake 10

Faculty planning to attend should book through the room block. The room block cutoff date is May 17, 2022 or when they reach capacity, whichever comes first.

Deans, and department chairs should not book their hotel accommodations. As required attendees, this will be done on your behalf.

Note: Travel costs and hotel accommodations for full-time and part-time faculty will not be covered by APUS.

If you have questions regarding expenses, required attendance, accommodations (deans and department chairs only), or academic meetings, please contact

If you have questions regarding the ceremony, service event, Grad Fest, welcome reception, or accommodations (non-required faculty) please contact