Commencement 2018

Gathering points & instructions

  • JUNE 11 
    8:30 p.m.

    All schools
  • JUNE 14
    8:00 p.m.

    SArD and SAS
  • JUNE 15
    8:00 p.m.


Smoking, eating, drinking, and using cell phones during commencement is strictly prohibited

We strongly advise you against bringing over your personal belongings (purses, jewelry, etc…) to avoid loss of valuables

Instructions for Students- A Valid LAU ID is obligatory

1- Dress code

  • Females: White dresses with black or white shoes. High heels make it very uncomfortable to walk on the platform/stage
  • Males: Dark Pants and a shirt as it is too hot for a blazer
  • Undergraduates’ tassel on the front right side
  • Graduates’ tassel on the front left side
2.   When marching
  • Do not leave the marching line
  • Do not talk/wave to acquaintances, just smile/nod
  • Move slowly & keep two arms’ length behind the one ahead of you

3.   When you reach your place

  • Remain standing until the National Anthem is over
  • Do not clap after the prayer
  • Remain silent  during speeches

4.   Graduation time

  • At the signal of the Dean or Registrar rise along with your class
  • Follow the line of march
  • Receive the diploma with your left hand
  • Shake hands with the President, Provost, and Dean of School
  • Change tassel from right to left side (B.S. graduates)
  • Proceed back to your seat
  • Remain standing until the Registrar asks the class to be seated
  • Rise for Alma Mater at the time the Faculty stands 

Instructions for Guests

1. It will not be allowed
  • To enter the campus without an invitation card
  • To bring along children under 12 years old
  • To reserve seats for guests
  • To bring/use balloons, horns, fire crackers

2. Parents and guests should remain in place until the entire Faculty and Graduates leave

3. Pictures and ceremony CD will be available at the photography studio assigned by LAU





Byblos campus - June 5

  • 3:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Photographers will be on campus to take pictures
  • 7:00 p.m.: Gates close for lineup
  • You can meet up with your parents after the ceremony to take photos 

Beirut campus - June 8 & 9

  • 2:00 p.m.: Photographers will be on campus to take pictures
  • 4:00 p.m.: Upper Gate closes for lineup
  • Late comers (after 4:00 pm) will not be allowed to march
  • Graduates must stay on the upper campus