American Univesity of Beirut

Honorary Doctorates and Graduate Ceremony

​The honorary doctorate and graduate commencement ceremony begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022. It will take place on the Green Field and be attended by graduate candidates from the Class of 2022; guests of honorary doctorate recipients; dignitaries and special guests; faculty members, family and friends.

Parents of graduating students will be asked to be at the AUB Green Field starting at 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 – President Fadlo R. Khuri, MD

Presentation of Honorary Degrees:

Commencement Address – Speaker: TBD

Musical Interlude

Student Speaker – TBD

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees

Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Saouma Boujaoude , Interim Dean

Faculty of Medicine - Raymond Sawaya, Dean

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

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences - Ammar Olabi, Interim Dean

Faculty of Health Sciences - Abla Sibai, Interim Dean

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business - Yusuf Sidani, Dean

Rafic Hariri School of Nursing - Laila Farhood, 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 played and to remain standing until the end of the recessional.

For information on the commencement exercises, contact the Special Events and Protocol Unit at 00961 1 350000, ext. 2685 or email


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