Graduation-Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda - Carnegie Mellon University

2015 Graduation

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kigali Serena Hotel

3:00 p.m. Graduation Ceremony

Reception to follow

-This event is by invitation only.

-Please bring your invitation with you to the ceremony.

-Graduating students will be limited to four (4) invitations to distribute to family and friends.

-Regalia will be provided to students and faculty. The process for distribution and collection will be announced at a later date.

-On the day of graduation, students need to arrive at 1:30 p.m. to prepare for the ceremony.

-Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. Guests should arrive in plenty of time to park and find seating.

-Guest seating is first-come, first-served.

-The procession of graduating students will begin precisely at 3:00 p.m.

-All guests should seated before that time.

-At the conclusion of the ceremony, families and guests should remain in their seats until the recession of ceremony participants is complete.

-After the ceremony, please join us for a reception.

-Attire for this event is business formal or formal traditional.

For any questions regarding the graduation ceremony, please direct them to Ines Manzi, Associate Director of Operations, at

Student Graduation Speaker

One student will be chosen to represent the class on graduation day as the Student Graduation Speaker. To learn more about the selection process and to apply, please visit this link.

2014 Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

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Keynote Speaker

Sandra K. Johnson, Ph.D.
CEO, SKJ Visioneering, LLC
keynote speaker