American Univesity of Beirut

Honorary Doctorates and Graduate Ceremony

The Honorary Doctorate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Green Field in the presence of the graduate candidates (class of 2019-20); guests of honorary doctorate recipients; dignitaries and special guests; and faculty members.

Parents of graduating students will be asked to be present at the AUB Green Field starting 6:30 pm. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

The program for the Honorary Doctorate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony is as follows:


Commencement Processional

Lebanese National Anthem

Welcoming Address - Fadlo R. Khuri, President

Presentation of Honorary Degrees

Commencement Address – Speaker: TBD

Musical Interlude

Student Speaker: TBD 

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees

Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Nadia Maria El Cheikh, Dean

Faculty of Medicine - Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, Interim Dean of Medicine

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture - Alan Shihadeh, Dean

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Rabi Hassan Mohtar, Dean

Faculty of Health Sciences - Iman Nuwayhid, Dean

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business - Steve Harvey, Dean

Rafic Hariri School of Nursing -  Leila Farhoud, Interim Dean ​

Alma Mater

Commencement Recessional


At the end of the ceremony, members of the audience are requested to rise as the Alma Mater is being played and to remain standing until after the recessional.

A special performance will follow the main ceremony.​

For more information, please contact the Events Unit at the Office of University Advancement | Advancement Services, tel. 01-350 000, ext.: 2685 or e-mail:

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