Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the August 2017 conferment must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.


Students who anticipate completing their degree in time for the December 2017 commencement must register for graduation with the AU Registrar's Office.

Schedule of Courses

Upcoming Courses

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Future Semesters

Fall 2017

Session 1: August 26th to October 20th

Session 2: October 21st to December 16th

Qualifying Exam: Friday, October 13th to Monday, October 30th

Spring 2018

Session 1: January 6th to February 24th

Session 2: March 3rd to April 28th

Qualifying Exam: Friday, March 9th to Monday, March 26th

Summer 2018 (tentative)

On-Campus Courses 1: June 24th to July 20th

Online Courses: May 7th to August 10th

Qualifying Exam: Friday, July 20th to Monday, August 6th

Previous Academic Years

Faculty Spotlight

Lucas Morel

Lucas Morel is the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics and Head of the Politics Department at Washington and Lee University. He teaches American government, political philosophy, constitutional law, black American politics, and politics and literature, with research interests in Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the Claremont Graduate University and a B.A., cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College.

Dr. Morel is a past president of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society, and board member of the Abraham Lincoln Association. He has consulted on exhibits at the Library of Congress on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. He has conducted history workshops for high school teachers throughout the country and co-written lessons on antebellum and Civil War America and the modern Civil Rights Movement for the EDSITEment website of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science MonitorFirst Things, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He is the editor of Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to "Invisible Man" (University Press of Kentucky, 2004) and the author of Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government (Lexington Books, 2000). He just published an edited volume of scholarly essays entitled Lincoln and Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages (2014), and is a contributing editor of The New Territory: Ralph Ellison and the Twenty-First Century, forthcoming from the University Press of Mississippi.