Countdown to Graduation Day


Before attending the event please make yourself aware of the information shown below.


Please note that the Carnegie Mellon Graduation is open to those with an official invitation only. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP.


3:00 pm Faculty and graduates arrival at CMU-Q’s food court
4:00 pm Guest arrivals and Welcome Reception in walkways
4:15 pm All seated in Assembly Area
4:30 pm Graduation Ceremony begins
6:00 pm Standing reception in East/West Walkways

Your printed invitation is required for admission to the event.

Web Streaming

Live video streaming of CMU-Q’s graduation will be available at

Seating arrangements

Open seating – first come, first served. Participating faculty and graduates will sit on stage.


Business formal.



The Graduation Ceremony will take place at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in Education City. For a detailed view of available routes on Education City please see this map.


Due to increased roadwork around Education City, allow plenty of time to arrive. CMU-Q faculty, staff and graduates should park in the Green Spine parking lot. Please follow the instructions given by the parking and security teams. Enter Education City through Gate 2. If you have any wheelchair access requests, please contact

Graduation Speakers

Subra Suresh
President, Carnegie Mellon University

Subra Suresh

Subra Suresh is the ninth and current president of Carnegie Mellon University. Suresh has served as Director of the National Science Foundation from 2010 to 2013.

Ilker Baybars
Dean, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Ilker Baybars

Ilker Baybars is dean and CEO of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and serves as deputy dean emeritus, George L. Bach Chair and professor of operations management at the Tepper School of Business.

Ibrahim Soltan
Student Speaker

Ibrahim Soltan

Ibrahim Soltan is graduating from the Information Systems Program with a minor in business administration.

Mounir Sheikh
Poem Reader

Mounir Sheikh

Mounir Sheikh is graduating from the Business Administration Program.

Class of 2017

On May 1, 2017, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will celebrate its tenth graduation as 109 young men and women receive their Carnegie Mellon diplomas from four different programs:

  • Biological Sciences: 19
  • Business Administration: 41
  • Computer Science: 16
  • Information Systems: 33

This is the largest graduating class in CMU-Q’s history.

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CMU-Q has developed its own traditions that recognize the culture of CMU, as well as the unique character of the Qatar campus.

Bagpiper John Gasper
Bagpiping has been an integral part of the campus life at Carnegie Mellon University since 1939. The bagpipes are always played at ceremonial functions such as convocation and graduation.
a Tartan is a twilled woolen fabric with a plaid design. It is of Scottish origin and consists of stripes of various colors and widths against a solid ground, denoting a particular family lineage. The school's founder, Andrew Carnegie, was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835.