Welcome graduates, alumni, family and friends!

We would like to congratulate our graduates on their accomplishments to this point and appreciation to all family and friends who supported them along this journey. As our 2018 Commencement Ceremony approaches, we are sure many questions will come up and hope the content presented on this webpage will be helpful. Please use this webpage as a resource in the coming weeks and feel free to share this information with family and friends. If any questions are not answered here, please send comments and concerns to:

Congratulations again – We look forward to welcoming you to the alumni family!


Ceremony Venue

The IAU College of Medicine 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 2 pm. CST on May 12, 2018 at the Renaissance Dallas – Addison. To assist in your graduation planning, please review the following information regarding travel.

Renaissance Dallas – Addison

Malachite Showroom
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, Texas 75001 USA


Academic Regalia

Any orders made after this date will not arrive in time for commencement.

When placing your order, please follow the below instructions to receive your regalia in time for commencement. Directly contact Arlinda Bush at

Please provide the following information in the body of your email:

  • Name
  • Street Address (No P.O. Boxes)
  • Phone
  • Height
  • Weight (if not average for height)
  • Type of Degree
  • School (International American University College of Medicine)
  • Design: VIP material w/regular velvet Souvenir

All orders and payments must be submitted no later than May 4, 2018. Orders made after this date will not arrive in time for the commencement ceremony.

If you’re currently living outside the U.S., you’re asked to use the following address to ship regalia:

  • International American University
    Attn: [insert student name]
    1255 West 15th Street, STE 100
    Plano, Texas 75075

If you’re currently living within the U.S., you’re asked to use your personal address for shipping.
Once orders are submitted to Arlinda, she will confirm receipt of your order and send a PayPal link to make payment. This communication will return to the email address originally used to place the order.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Office of the Registrar or Sarah Curtis. You can also contact Arlinda Bush by calling 817-910-2215 or visiting her website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be allowed to walk in the ceremony if you do not have regalia. It is your responsibility to have these items with you for the ceremony.

Commencement Portraits

Professional photographers will be on hand on graduation day to take photos. A formal photo shoot has been scheduled from 1pm -2pm prior to the ceremony, as well as following the ceremony from 4pm-5pm. All graduates must be present for the portraits.

The photographer will take your photographs when you receive your diploma. You will be able to purchase these photos as well as a composite class portrait directly from the photographer. Information regarding the process for purchasing commencement portraits will be provided on the day of the ceremony.

Social Reception

The Office of the President will be hosting a social reception for graduates and their guests after the ceremony. IAU College of Medicine Deans and staff members will be in attendance, and we hope it will be a wonderful opportunity for you to catch up with old friends and mentors in preparation for the main event.