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Commencement

Congratulations to the class of 2018!

Commencement for 2018 will be held on Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m.
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Pre-Commencement

Step 1: Fill in Graduation Form

  • Students must apply online for graduation. Log in to SIS and click on the graduation menu;
  • Kindly check final academic clearance;
  • For participation, login to SIS and click the Graduation menu (menu item) and fill in the online request graduation form.

Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018.
  • Verify the spelling of your name;
  • Students will receive an e-mail, regarding the Commencement guidelines and instructions. Please check your e-mail regularly.

Step 2: Confirm Participation

  • Students must apply for commencement attendance and confirm online;
  • The graduation and commencement information will be sent to student’s NDU email addresses and  posted on NDU website, NDU social media platforms …etc. Kindly check your email regularly;
  • Students must satisfy all financial obligations (due fees, graduation fees…etc.).

Graduation Fee

The sum of LBP 400,000  includes:
- LBP 75,000 Diploma fee.       
- LBP 75,000 Refundable Rental fee for Cap & Gown (upon  return).
- Cocktail Reception for the Graduates and their guests.
- 2 - hour DVD of the Ceremony and two photos.

    
Payment at the bank:        
Date: Starting Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Place: Byblos Bank and Bank of Beirut (all branches)  
                   
N.B. Payment should be settled on:     
Monday, June 11, 2018 for Summer & Fall 2017 graduates.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for Spring 2018 graduates & Summer 2018 candidates.

 

Step 3: Caps and Gowns

Commencement candidates must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.
Reservation dates for Cap & Gown: Monday, June 11, 2018 for Summer & Fall 2017 graduates. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for Spring 2018 graduates & Summer 2018 candidates.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Exam Hall I

 

Step 4: Guests Tickets

  • Each student confirmed to participate to the commencement ceremony is eligible for five (5) tickets for guests;
  • Tickets are available in Exam Hall I;
  • Participating students do not need tickets.

Tickets will be available on Monday, June 11, 2018 for Summer & Fall 2017 graduates and Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for Spring 2018 graduates & Summer 2018 candidates. Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Place: Exam Hall I.
  • Extra tickets are NOT available;
  • Students who do not participate will not be eligible for tickets;
  • Seating is limited and is available on first–come, first-served basis.

Step 5: Commencement Rehearsal

Place: Zouk Campus Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. Rehearsal attendance is mandatory.

 

Step 6: Pinning Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m. Place: Issam Fares Hall. Refreshments will be served.
Commencement Instructions

Instructions for Students:

Dear Graduates, Commencement is the time for students, family, faculty, and University administrators to mark and celebrate graduate achievements.  The following information will guide you during Commencement and includes recommendations and specific instructions:
  • You will receive by e-mail a card with your line-up number and seat;
  • Students should report to Exam Hall I at from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 11 & 12;
  • Academic regalia should be wrinkle-free;
  • Women should consider wearing a skirt with blouse or a dress (preferably white or black);
  • Men should consider wearing slacks with a buttoned shirt and tie;
  • Wear comfortable dress shoes (to make walking across the stage easier);
  • Keep your mobile phone turned off;
  • Do not stop when your name is being read, continue walking toward the President to receive your diploma jacket;
  • Pause slightly while shaking hands with the President so that the professional photographer can take a photo. Once the photo is taken, kindly return to your seat;
  • Once the President announces conferral, move your Tassel to the left-hand side;
  • Following the ceremony, participants will join the recessional in reverse order, i.e. Supreme Council, Trustees, President, VP, Deans, and students;
  • Assistance for the physically challenged is provided.

 

Instructions for Guests:

We are pleased that you will be attending the Commencement ceremony of Notre Dame University.
  • You must present your tickets upon arriving at commencement;
  • When you attend commencement, you will find a number of ushers available to assist you;
  • The ceremony will last approximately Three hours, with celebration continuing afterwards;
  • Doors will open at 6:00.pm.;
  • Seating is on first-come basis;
  • All graduates and their guests are invited to a distinctive cocktail reception, Location: Administration Yard;
  • Accessible parking location will be communicated by the security – indoor parking facilities.

Post-Ceremony

Returning Cap and Gown

Dates: From Monday, June 25, 2018, till Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  
Place: SAO Building – SA 131
If Cap and Gown are returned after the above dates, you will lose the LBP 75,000 refundable fee.

Commencement and Photos: Graduating students can obtain the 2-hour Commencement DVD and the two photos, as of September 17, 2018 from NDU Administration Building/Event Management-Office of Communications. Students have to present their ID card and payment receipt.

Diploma Pick-Up: Diploma Fee – LBP 75,000 & Financial clearance from the Business Office should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Mailbox Key should be returned to the Mail Room Office. Diploma collection dates will be announced on the University website.

Important Dates
Last day to confirm attendance online and pay: Monday, June 11, 2018, for Summer and Fall 2017 graduates; Tuesday, June 12, 2018, for Spring 2018 graduates & Summer 2018 candidates.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Caps, Gowns, and Ticket Collection: Monday, June 11, 2018, for Summer and Fall 2017 graduates; and Tuesday, June 12, 2018, for Spring 2018 graduates & Summer 2018 candidates.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Exam Hall I
Commencement Rehearsal: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Zouk Campus
Pinning Ceremony: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
Place: Issam Fares Hall

 

If you have additional questions, concerning Commencement or graduation, kindly contact the Office of the Registrar on +961 9 208 201/+961 9 208 203.

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