Graduation 2016

Joining Instructions for Graduation Guests

By invitation only 

Please present your invitation card to access the event

We look forward to welcoming you to Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s
(CMU-Q) graduation ceremony taking place May 2, 2016 at CMU-Q. Ahead of your arrival, we would like to provide some additional information to assist you.


4:00 pm Guest arrivals and welcome reception in walkways
                        Please allow for an additional 15 minutes for parking.

4:15 pm All seated in assembly area

4:30 pm Ceremony commences

6:00 pm Standing dinner reception in walkways

Invite: Please ensure that you have your hard copy invitation upon arrival. Your invitation is your access to Education City grounds and the graduation event. Failure to present this to security when requested will result in delays.

Directions to CMU-Q

Parking: Green Spine Parking Lot

Please enter Education City through gate 2 (ceremonial gate). Arrival at any other gate will cause delays. Please show your CMU-Q graduation ceremony car tag for swift access. Qatar Foundation security will require a CMU-Q graduation invitation or Qatari ID for entry to the grounds.

All guests will park in the green spine or LAS parking lots. Parking attendants and security teams will be present to assist you

Drop Off: Please enter Education City through gate 2 (ceremonial gate). Please note a drop-off area is available only on the green spine (west) side. Due to road construction, drop-offs will not be permitted at the east side of the building.

Attire: Business formal

Seating arrangements: open seating, first come, first served

Web streaming: Live video streaming of CMU-Q’s graduation will be available at qatar.cmu.edu/watch-grad