2021 Commencement Ceremony
Over the past year, one of the things we have learned about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it’s unpredictable. With this in mind, and in light of ongoing public health and safety concerns as well as the unpredictability of regulation changes by government agencies regarding large gatherings during the global pandemic, we have decided to conduct the June 3, 2021 American University of Antigua College of Medicine Commencement Ceremony as a virtual event.
While we understand that an in-person gathering is preferred by you and us please know that AUA leadership made this decision with your health and safety—as well as that of family and loved ones—as the top priority. Currently it’s impossible to predict factors such as infection and vaccination rates, travel guidelines, and when state and local limits on gatherings may change.
That all being said: We’re working hard behind the scenes to bring you a virtual Commencement Ceremony that honors your accomplishments, hard work, and perseverance in completing medical school and earning your Doctor of Medicine degree, all during a global pandemic. Expect inspiring speakers, virtual performances, and perhaps an interactive element or two. We conducted last year’s Commencement Ceremony virtually to great success, and we’re looking forward to an even more impactful event this year.
Our hope is that someday in the future, once it is safe to do so, we will be able to invite both 2020 and 2021 graduates back for in-person celebrations.
Registration for the 6/3/2021 AUA Virtual Commencement Ceremony is open. Register online via our website. The ceremony will be available for viewing later for those who can’t be there during the scheduled time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to celebrating AUA’s Class of 2021 during the virtual commencement ceremony.
Any questions, please contact the Graduate Planning Committee at [email protected]
It is important for all registering for the 2021 Commencement Ceremony to understand that due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, as well as government and regulatory factors all the following is subject to change. We will endeavor to give as much notice as possible regarding changes, but reserve the right to make them without notice when circumstances require that.