Commencement 2018

Valedictorian & awards

  • JUNE 11 
    8:30 p.m.

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

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



The Campus Valedictorian of the graduating class is the student with the highest CGPA. She/he shall represent the graduating class by presenting a 3 to 5-minute speech during the Commencement Exercises.


Every year during Commencement Exercises, awards are distributed to students, including:

  • President’s Award: An award given to one graduating High Distinction student from each School, except medical students, who is graduating with a BA, BS, BE or PharmD, and who demonstrated a high caliber leadership traits. The winner of the award shall receive a certificate and a monetary value of $1000.  Qualified students will receive an email from the Dean of Students. 
  • Charbel Khairallah Endowed Award of Excellence in Engineering: This award will be yearly offered to a top engineering student in Byblos campus in memory of late engineering student Charbel Khairallah. 

 The winner of the award shall receive a certificate and a monetary value of $1000

  • Rhoda Orme Award: The Rhoda Orme Award is presented to one female student per campus who shows dedication and service to others. 
  • Riyad Nassar Leadership Award: An award is given to two students, one from each campus, based on good academic standard and exemplary leadership skills, and who spent at least one academic year at LAU.
  • Torch award: An award is given per campus by each School to a graduating student who shows high leadership and service spirit. 

Degrees are awarded with:

  • Honors: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.20 - 3.49
  • Distinction: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.50 - 3.79
  • High Distinction: Cumulative GPA in the range of 3.80 - 4.00