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Location & Details

This year’s Commencement Ceremony and Graduation Gala evening promise to be unforgettable. The Commencement Ceremony will take place in the prestigious Théâtre du Châtelet.

About the ceremony and related events:

  • As of April 6 - please check back to see when you will be able to collect your caps and gowns at the AUP Bookstore (Monday through Friday 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00). You must collect your regalia by the end of the working day on Friday, May 8.
  • As of April 6, each student may pick up 2 free tickets to the ceremony from the Bookstore. Graduating students do not need tickets for themselves. If you know that you will not use your free tickets, please make them available to others by leaving them with the Bookstore.
  • As of April 6, additional tickets may be purchased either online for €60 each, via the ticket payment page, or at the Bookstore, 2, bis Passage Landrieu (cash, credit card and euro check), Monday through Friday from 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:00. There is no limit to the number of extra tickets you may purchase. Please keep in mind that the bookstore will be closed on April 13 and May 1, 2020 (AUP & French national holiday).

Full details for the graduation week (list of honorary degree recipients, special events, etc.) will be available in April.



The Commencement Ceremony will be held at:

Théâtre du Châtelet
2 rue Edouard Colonne
75001 Paris
M° Châtelet

Graduating students must arrive at the theater at 08:30 sharp in order to line up. The ceremony will begin at 10:00. Guests will be admitted at 09:30. Tickets must be in hand or picked up at the "will call" desk as guests will need to be in possession of tickets to be let inside the theater. There is no assigned seating in the theater, with the exception of marked areas reserved for the President's guests. The ceremony will last about 2 hours and will be followed by a reception.

We ask that you are vigilant of your personal belongings to avoid an unpleasantness on this celebratory day.


May 18 - the Graduation Gala evening: New Alumni cocktail, Gala dinner and party

The new alumni cocktail, gala dinner and party will be held at:

Cercle de l’Union Interalliée,
33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
75008 Paris
M° Concorde or Madeleine

Full details for the graduation gala will be available mid-April.



Please visit the Registrar Office’s Graduation webpage for more information on the degree application process and on your option to defer graduation for an internship. In order to know when and how you will receive your AUP Diploma, please read our Diploma webpage carefully.