Student Volunteers

Dear AUB Students,

The University is looking for a select number of AUB students to assist with events and major happenings during the 150th commencement week between May 20 and June 1, 2019.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get an "up close and personal" look at one of AUB's great traditions and to lend a helping hand to your University as well.

AUB will be hosting two ceremonies as part of its commencement exercises: The Honorary Doctorate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 31, 2019; and the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

We are looking for student volunteers to participate in the planning process and to help during the events between May 20 and June 1, 2019 by welcoming and guiding guests, assisting with crowd control, and facilitating communications.

All student volunteers must attend the two training sessions on:

- Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Auditorium B,West Hall

Introduction to commencement exercises: In this session, you will be introduced briefly to the basics of commencement activities, rituals and norms, as well as general planning. Also, we will discuss the Ring Ceremony program and share with you the details of the event.

- Friday, May 17, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4​:30 pm | Charles W. Hostler Auditorium

In this session, you will learn additional details of this year's plan, expectations, and how tasks will be assigned among students, staff, and faculty members.

On the ground:  This session will entail on-site practice runs to ensure smooth operation and implementation on graduation day

Kindly note that you will need to attend all sessions to be fully knowledgeable of details in order to take part at these events.


In addition to the above two sessions, you will need to attend the following:

- Commencement rehearsals with the graduating students on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

- Commencement rehearsals with the graduating students on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm.

- Commencement exercises on May 31 and June 1, 2019 starting 3:30 pm.

In short, if you are interested in being part of this enriching experience, you need to commit on the following days:  May 16, 17, 23, 29, 30, 31 and June 1. 

To be a commencement facilitator, please click on this link here to register NO LATER than Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Events Unit​
American University of Beirut
Office of Advancement
Advancement Services

T: +961-1-350000 x 2685