American Univesity of Beirut

Student Volunteers

Dear AUB Students,

The university is looking for a select number of AUB students to assist with events and major happenings that will be taking place in connection with the 153rd Commencement Exercises on June 9-11, 2022.  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 three ceremonies as part of its commencement exercises: the honorary doctorate and graduate commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 9, 2022; and the undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, 2022.

We are looking for student volunteers to participate in the planning process and to help during events between May 30 and June 11, 2022 by welcoming and guiding guests, assisting with crowd control, and facilitating communications.​

All student volunteers must attend the two training sessions on:

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Charles Hostler Auditorium

During this session, you will be introduced briefly to the basics of commencement activities, rituals and norms, as well as general planning. We will also discuss the Ring Ceremony.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022| 3:30-4:30 pm | Charles Hostler Auditorium

During this session, you will learn additional details of plans for this year, 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 during commencement.

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


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

- Commencement rehearsals with the graduating students on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.

- Commencement rehearsals with the graduating students on Monday, June 6 and Tuesday June 7, 2022 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm.

- Commencement exercises on June 9, 10, and 11, 2022 starting at 3:30 pm.

So, if you are interested in being part of this enriching experience, you need to be available on the following days:  June 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2022.

To be a commencement facilitator, please click on this link here to register NO LATER than Wednesday, May 25, 2022.


Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Special Events and Protocol Unit

American University of Beirut
Office of Advancement
Advancement Services​
T: +961-1-350000 x 2685 

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