Commencement 2024

The LAU ID is obligatory for all the steps. If you don’t have an LAU ID, please request your complimentary alumni ID as per Step 1. 

Step 1. Request Your Complimentary Alumni ID

Graduating students who would like to request a complimentary alumni ID, may kindly do so as follows:

For matters related to the Complimentary Alumni ID 
Alumni Office, Beirut, +961 1 786456, ext. 1136

Step 2. Fill Out The Exit Survey

The Exit Survey will be sent to your LAU email starting May 21. This is a mandatory step for you to be able to pick up your cap & gown and request your invitation tickets. The deadline to fill out the survey is June 7. 

Please make sure to check your LAU email to access the survey as follows: 

For technical issues related to the Exit Survey
Department of Institutional Research & Assessment, +961 1 786456, ext. 3906/2338, or 

Step 3. Pick Up Your Cap & Gown

Graduates of summer 2023 and fall 2023: After you fill out the Exit Survey, you need to pass by the Business Office to pay a deposit of $100. Then, you need to present the deposit receipt as well as your LAU ID to pick up your cap & gown. You will collect back the deposit from the Business Office once you return the complete cap & gown set, by the deadline. Make sure to keep the receipt. 

Graduates of spring 2024: After you fill out the Exit Survey, present your LAU ID to pick up the cap & gown. A hold will be placed on your records until you return the complete cap & gown set, by the deadline.

Pick up your cap and gown: All graduates

Important note:

If you fail to return the cap & gown, tassel, hood (graduates) and collar (females) complete or by the deadline, you will be asked to pay a penalty and the cost of the missing item(s). Please refer to Step 7.

For matters related to Cap & Gown
Hospitality Services Office, Byblos, +961 1 786456, ext. 2450

Step 4. Request Your Invitation Tickets

After you complete step 2, you can proceed to request your invitation tickets. You are eligible for 3 tickets.

N.B. These codes should NOT be transferred or shared EXCEPT with YOUR listed invitees. Sharing the codes with anyone else will jeopardize your inviteeā€™s access to the commencement ceremony.

For any inquiries, kindly contact Mr. Alan Kairouz at the Office of the Dean of Students.

Step 5. March On Commencement Day 

The LAU ID/ alumni ID is obligatory to enter the campus.

June 11: Commencement Day. 

Parents, friends, and guests need to present the invitation card (QR Code) to enter the campus.

The ceremony will be broadcast live starting 8:00 pm

Step 6. Graduating Students Special Parking Permit

Graduating students will be granted underground parking during commencement day. Graduating students can park in the Underground Parking entering from the ramp under the Main Gate (medical school entrance) and leaving the same way, or through the Science Parking to the Lower Gate.
This parking permit is to be used only by the graduating students. No family members or friends may enter the parking lot with you.

Family members and friends, upon their arrival with the commencement tickets, will be directed to allocated parking locations by the security team.

To obtain the permit you will need to:

  1. Starting May 25, fill out the online parking permit form
  2. Print and bring a copy of the permit form to the Office of the Dean of Students to be stamped and registered. 
  3. Place the Parking permit on your car’s dashboard from the inside before coming to the ceremony.
  4. Provide both Parking Permit and your LAU or Alumni ID at the gate to be granted access to the Underground parking.

Deadline for parking permit registration: June 10 at noon.

Step 7. Return The Cap & Gown

Important notes:

For matters related to Cap & Gown
Hospitality Services Office, Byblos, +961 1 786456, ext. 2450

Step 8. Request Your Diploma, Certificate, Or Transcript

If you haven’t done so yet, request a diploma, certificate and transcript.