The American University of Paris is celebrating its 60th anniversary with over 60 events across the globe. Check this page regularly as we add new events including official celebrations, community get-togethers, reunions, academic events and more. If you want to host an event yourself, a cocktail with friends or a reunion with former classmates, send an email to for support.

Please note that dates and timings of events throughout the year may be subject to change.



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Opening: Monttessuy Center for the Arts

Monttessuy Center for the Arts 9, rue de Monttessuy, Paris, France

Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the opening of The Monttessuy Center for the Arts, a consolidated home for art history and fine arts at AUP featuring classrooms, studio spaces and the Olivia de Havilland Theater.

Presidential Community Reception in Los Angeles

The Jonathan Club 850 Palisades Beach Rd, Santa Monica, CA, United States

AUP alumni, parents and friends are invited to a Presidential Community Reception for an evening of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

NYC Alumni Holiday Party

Fever-Tree Porch at Bryant Park 41 W 40th St, New York City, NY, United States

Join the AUP NYC Alumni Chapter for a holiday party at Fever-Tree Porch at Bryant Park. Alumni will enjoy drinks together, then explore the nearby Christmas market.

Presidential Community Reception in Washington, D.C.

The President Woodrow Wilson House 2340 S Street, NW, Washington DC, DC, United States

AUP Alumni, former students and parents are invited to a Presidential Community Reception for an evening of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Community Dinner in Montreal

LOV de la Montagne 1232 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alumni, former students and parents are invited to the AUP [...]

AUP Staff Celebration

Combes Student Life Center 6, rue du Colonel Combes, Paris, France

This annual lunch for all staff members will celebrate AUP’s 60th anniversary as well as the 2021 AUP Staff Award for Distinguished Service.

Alumni World’s Fair Meet Ups: Celebrate Diversity at AUP


 For this series of events, sponsored by the Diversity Subcommittee of the PAAC, we will explore how our identities are informed and impacted by cultural context, norms, and societal expectations by sharing our own diverse experiences within our alumni and student communities.


French Cheese 101: Monks, Mold and More!

Explore the history of French cheese while sampling a curated selection of fromage, hosted by cheese expert Emily Monaco G'09.


Gender, Inclusivity and Technology with Speaker Gabriela Ramos (UNESCO)

The American University of Paris invites you to a talk with Gabriela Ramos entitled Gender, Inclusivity and Technology. This talk is part of the Presidential Lecture Series "Technology and the Human Future" organized by the Office of the President and President Celeste Schenck. Each talk will take place virtually on Zoom.

Faculty Celebration Dinner

Combes Student Life Center 6, rue du Colonel Combes, Paris, France

This Faculty Senate meeting will be followed by a special dinner celebrating AUP’s 60th anniversary and will include current, former and emeriti faculty members.

AUP Alumni in Africa

AUP alumni and former students are invited to join the virtual event, AUP Alumni in Africa, organized by Wanja Laiboni '07. Reconnect with old friends and meet new AUP alumni living all over the African continent. 

Founding Week


AUP’s founding charter was signed on March 27, 1962. It’s been 60 years, and now we’re celebrating all over the world! 

60th Anniversary World’s Fair

Combes Student Life Center 6, rue du Colonel Combes, Paris, France

Come sample dishes from all over the world at AUP’s traditional World’s Fair potluck! Students bring recipes from their countries of origin to share at this University-wide celebration of culture and cuisine.

AUP Community Weekend

The American University of Paris Paris, France

Celebrate 60 years of the AUP community by reuniting in Paris with alumni, parents, families and friends from across six decades at our biggest event of the academic year, the AUP Community Weekend.

SGA Reunion Cocktail

AMEX Café 6, rue du Colonel Combes, Paris, France

Former and current members of AUP’s Student Government Association are invited to reconvene and celebrate at a cocktail party held in AUP’s beloved AMEX Café.

60th Anniversary Gala

Shangri-La Hotel 10 Av. d'Iéna, Paris, France

Taking place during our AUP Community Weekend and in honor of six decades of global explorers on the banks of the Seine, this fundraising cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction will raise money for AUP’s 60th Anniversary Student Scholarship Fund. 

Commencement Ceremony

Théâtre du Châtelet 2 Rue Edouard Colonne, Paris, France

Students and their families join staff and faculty to honor the Class of 2022 at our annual Commencement Ceremony. 

Reinventing/Reconstructing Cosmopolitanism in Contested Spaces and Post-conflict Zones

University of Rijeka Trg braće Mažuranića 10, Rijeka, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

As part of the 60th anniversary academic events, the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention invites to a conference on cosmopolitanism, which will be available to the AUP community online.

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