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Dear Alumni,
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on your well-deserved success. Your graduation from Beirut Arab University will be the first among many precious successful moments in your life. Graduation is a day that you will never forget. It is a treasured occasion that you share with your family, friends, professors, and colleagues.
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— Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi

President of Beirut Arab University

An Honorary Doctorate from BAU to the Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub

Dear Graduates,

Warmest congratulations on your graduation!

All are kindly requested to carefully read the following guidelines concerning the logistics of the commencement ceremony.

Graduates who have completed their graduation requirements in summer 2016-2017, fall 2017- 2018 & spring 2017-2018, please note that:

  • You can settle the commencement fees only after the concerned faculty issues an official list of the graduates’ names.
  • Dates of settlement of fees will be announced once the official lists are published by faculties. These dates will be available online on the website and social media networks.

Commencement Package

  • Package Pickup: June 21, 2018 until June 27, 2018
  • Pickup Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Fees: 250 000 LBP
  • Pickup Receipts: Alumni & Career Office-Main Campus
  • Payment Location: Cashier’s Office, Beirut Campus (for Beirut and Debbieh students)
  • Pickup Location: Al Moltaqa Forum next to the Main Building, Beirut Campus

Detailed Steps

Package Includes: receipts, graduation ID, 4 invitation cards, cap, gown & hood

  • Step 1

    Receipts

    • Pick up your receipt from the Alumni and Career Office and settle the commencement fees at the Cashier’s Office.
    • You will receive a "paid"-stamped copy of the receipt.
  • Step 2

    Graduation ID

    • Pick up your official graduation ID.
    • You must present your ID on the commencement day.
  • Step 3

    Invitation Cards

    • Whether graduate or undergraduate, you will receive four cards only.
    • Count the invitation cards you get and sign your name confirming that you received yours.
    • Keep your cards safe as you will not receive any due to loss or damage.
    • You can’t buy extra tickets.
  • Step 4

    Academic Regalia

    • Ushers will help you get your cap, gown & hood.
  • Step 5

    Ceremony Rehearsals

    • Date:  Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    • Place:  The Stadium, Debbieh Campus
    • Time:  6:00 p.m.
    • Attendance  is a must.

Certificates & Alumni ID Card

  • During the commencement ceremony, empty certificate jackets will be distributed.
  • The official certificates and alumni ID card can be collected from the Alumni Career Office.
  • Check the website for the updated pickup schedule according to your major.

Commencement Day

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ceremony Dress Code

  • All graduates (females/males) are required to put on the academic regalia (gown, cap and hood).
  • No jewellery or accessories should be worn over the gown.
  • Females must wear a white dress (shorter than the gown) or black pants.
  • Females must wear comfortable white, black or nude shoes of maximum 7cm heels.
  • Veiled females must wear white veils. Any other veil colour will disqualify the graduate from participation in the ceremony.
  • Males must wear a dark suit with a white shirt, a solid colour necktie and black shoes.
  • Undergraduates’ tassels must be placed on the front right side; post graduates’ on the front left side.

Location

Academic March

  • Gathering Place:  Next to the gymnasium
  • Time:  Maximum 7:00 p.m.
  • Graduates who arrive after 7:00 p.m. will not be allowed to join the march.

Parents and Guests

  • Parents and guests are allowed into the ceremony only by presenting the official invitation cards.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to attend the ceremony; official IDs must be presented to confirm the age of the child.
  • No food or beverages are allowed inside the ceremony zone.

Transportation Instructions

REHEARSAL

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Transportation from Beirut and Saida to Debbieh Campus will be available for candidates as follows:

Departure Arrival
BAU Parking Lot (Beirut) Nejmeh Square Parking (Saida) Debbieh Campus
4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

COMMENCEMENT DAY

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Graduates: Transportation from Beirut and Saida to Debbieh Campus will be available for candidates as follows:

Departure Arrival
BAU Parking Lot (Beirut) Nejmeh Square Parking (Saida) Debbieh Campus
4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. (Last Timing) 5:00 p.m. (Last Timing) 6:30 p.m.

Parents and Guests: Transportation from Beirut and Saida to Debbieh Campus will be available for parents and guests as follows:

Departure Arrival
BAU Parking Lot (Beirut) Nejmeh Square Parking (Saida) Debbieh Campus
5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. (Last Timing) 6:30 p.m. (Last Timing) 8:00 p.m.