2021 AOMA Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Update September 14, 2021
The 2021 AOMA Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be Sunday, December 5th, 2021, 1:30 pm. There will be a Virtual Reception following the December Ceremony for graduates and guests.
On-campus photos will be schuduled for early October (Wed. 10/6, 2-4pm; Sat. 10/9, 11am-1pm, and possibly Fri. 10/8). Please keep an eye out for an email from (New) AOMA Events Coordinator Maxwell Poysor about (1) scheduling your individual photo appointment time, or (2) Instructions for submitting your own photos (i.e. you are not in the Austin area).
Content for the ceremony will be due by Friday, October 29th; Please plan to have all photo submissins in by that time. (Instructions to be announced, stay tuned!)
Check back on this page for a Link to the Virtual Ceremony, or instructions for how to participate. Thank you!
August 2021 Announcement:
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our In-Person Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Though we are disappointed not to be able to hold an in-person commencement celebration for students and their loved ones this year, we feel cancelling the in-person ceremony is necessary considering current Public Health and Safety guidelines. We hope the virtual event will allow more people to share this milestone with our AOMA graduates!
AOMA holds one Annual Commencement Ceremony, previously in the Summer. The 2021 Ceremony is in the process of being rescheduled to December 2021. Generally graduates walk in the calendar year they plan to graduate. 2020 and 2021 Graduates who participate in the virtual ceremony will still be eligible to walk in the 2022 In-person ceremony if they choose.
The AOMA Graduation Fee is a one-time administrative fee applicable for all graduates, independant of participation in commencement; there is NO FEE to participate in the annual commencement ceremony. (There is also no fee for transcripts to NCCAOM, your first state licensure materials, or your initial diploma).
Official Graduation Dates (on your diploma and final transcript) are usually the end of your final term, or the date that you completed all final graduation requirements (competency exams, portfolio submissions, make-up clinic hours) if later than the last Friday of the term. (The Commencement Ceremony date will not be your "Graduation" date).
Graduation Ceremony Contacts: Maxwell Poysor, Estella Proctor, Ashley Loyd
Graduation Application Form & Fee
All MAc, DAc & DAOM students should plan to submit a Graduation Application Form & pay the administrative Graduation Fee at least two terms prior to their final term. (Due Friday of Week 1, Second-to-last term). The Gradaution Fee is applicable whether or not graduates participate in the annual Commencement Ceremony; there is no fee associated with participation in Commencement (see above).
Graduation & Licensure Planning Resources:
In addition to the Application for Graduation, each student must complete the Graduation Certification Form and Exit Survey within their final month of studies.
Contact the AOMA Administrators & Staff in the following offices, sending them this email:
"Hello, I am preparing to graduate this term, can you please notify The Registrar's Office that I have fulfilled all requirements in your department?"
- Student Services: Schedule and complete your Exit Interview by emailing Dr. Dami Tokoya, Sr. Director Student Services (email@example.com).
- Financial Aid: Complete your Financial Aid Exit Counseling at www.studentaid.gov, and email The Director of Financial Aid (Estella, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Finance: Email Natalie in Finance (email@example.com) to conifrm no outstanding financial requirements due.
- Library: Return items and pay outstanding Library fees, and email Rita in the Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm.
- Human Resources: Email Ashley J. in HR if you were a student employed by AOMA at any point (including work-study; not applicable if no employment with AOMA).
- Academics: Contact an Academic Advisor to schedule your final Portfolio Review (complete/turn-in Checklists 3/Herbalist, Level 2, 1, if applicable).
- Registrar: Complete the NEW! MAc & Doctoral Graduation Online Certification Form
Diplomas will be released to graduates within approximately two weeks of their graduation date, mid January for Fall (December) graduates. Graduates will receive notification when diplomas are sent out in the mail or available for pick-up on campus.
For any reason that a duplicate diploma is needed, the Replacement/Additional Diploma Request must be completed and submitted with the fee, which can be paid online. Please be aware that due to potential changes in staffing, replacement diploma signatures may not match those on the original document.