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

President, Carnegie Mellon University

Farnam Jahanian

Farnam Jahanian was appointed the tenth president of Carnegie Mellon University by its Board of Trustees in March 2018. He was previously the university’s provost and later served as interim president from July 2017 to February 2018.

Dean, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Michael Trick

Michael Trick is the dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He is a researcher and educator in the field of operations research, with a specialization in computational methods in optimization.

Student Speaker

Boshra Al-Sulaiti

Boshra Al-Sulaiti is graduating from the Biological Sciences Program. She has been a Peer Health Advocate at CMU-Q, and an active member of the Qatari Student Association and the Biological Sciences Club.

Poem Reader

Omar Abdulfattah Shafie

Omar Abdulfattah Shafie is graduating from the Computer Science Program.

Class of 2018

On April 30, 2018, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar will celebrate its 11th graduation as 90 young men and women receive their Carnegie Mellon diplomas from four different programs:

  • Biological Sciences: 8
  • Business Administration: 37
  • Computer Science: 14
  • Information Systems: 31
Completed an internship - 83%
Studied abroad - 41%
Did community and service work - 86%
Speak 3 or more languages - 36%


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.