On Saturday, June 24, 2023, Fulbright University Vietnam will hold the first-ever Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

The ceremony, called “Fulbright’s Firsts”, will be a joyous occasion for the university’s inaugural cohort of graduating seniors, Class of 2023.

Schedule of Events

  • Senior Week

    Monday, June 19

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Alumni Association Introduction

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Growth Corner

    4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Picnic – Drink & Draw

    Tuesday, June 20

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Cap Design + Appreciation Letters & Letter to future self

    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Bon Voyage

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wellness Chat: Closing Gently

    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Movie Night

    Wednesday, June 21

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Selling Old Stuff

    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Prom 2023

    Thursday, June 22

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Photo Corner

    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, “It smells like I’m graduating”

    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Trivia Night

    Friday, June 23

    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Commencement Rehearsal.

  • Commencement Day

    7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, Students and faculty members march in a procession

    Fulbright University Vietnam campus

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Guest check-in

    Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC, Conference Hall A – Level 2 (see map)

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, The 1st Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, After Party

    Fulbright University Vietnam campus

Commencement Speakers

For graduating students

  • Registration and Tickets

    Two (02) tickets for guests will be issued to each graduating senior between June 12 and June 16, 2023. Instructions for ticket collection will be sent later. Tickets can be retained for parents/guardians/family members/friends; sale or external distribution is prohibited.

  • Regalia

    Caps and gowns will be worn by degree candidates and faculty members in the academic procession. The bachelor’s gown is Fulbright blue with yellow satin lining along the gown’s light-blue lapels and square collar. The bachelor’s mortarboard is Fulbright blue with a light blue tassel.

    Students will also wear commencement stoles on top of their gowns with distinctive colors to indicate the areas of study to which their majors belong:

    • Red – Arts & Humanities
    • Green – Mathematics & Computing
    • Purple – Social Sciences
    • Gray –  Sciences & Engineering

    Degree candidates who receive honors upon graduation also wear a gold stole.

    Faculty members, speakers and members of the choir wear a light blue stole.

    On top of that, students will receive iron patches. Each iron patch represents a major offered at Fulbright University including Art and Media Studies, Economics, Literature, History, Psychology, Social Studies, Vietnam Studies, Integrated Sciences, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Engineering. Students who pursue two majors will receive two iron patches accordingly. Students are to iron these patches on their sashes.

    During Senior Week, tentatively on June 20th, students will receive their regalia.

    A cap decoration session will be held for students to customize their own cap during the Senior Week.

    After the Commencement Ceremony, students can bring home their sashes and caps as keepsakes to commemorate their hard-earned graduation at Fulbright.

  • Procession

    As part of the commencement ceremony, graduating students and faculty members will participate in a procession around the Fulbright campus. The procession marks the beginning of the ceremony and serves as a symbolic representation of the graduates’ achievements.

    The ensemble of degree candidates and faculty will be accompanied by a processional band.

  • Degrees and Awards

    The undergraduate program at Fulbright University Vietnam offers three degrees:

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

    • Art and Media Studies
    • Economics
    • Literature
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Social Studies
    • Vietnam Studies

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

    • Natural Science: Integrated Sciences
    • Mathematics and Computing: Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

    Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)

    Graduation with Honors and Graduation with Distinction are conferred to recognize students’ academic achievements.

    Graduation with Honors requirements:

    • Students must complete Capstone I and Capstone II
    • The capstone must be graded Honors

    Graduation with Distinction requirements:

    • Cum Laude: GPA top 20%
    • Magna Cum Laude: GPA top 10%
    • Summa Cum Laude: GPA top 5%
  • List of Graduates

    Click HERE to view the full list of Class of 2023’s graduates as of June, 2023.

For family and guests

  • Transportation

    Arriving at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

    The Commencement Ceremony will take place indoor at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC, Conference Hall A – Level 2

    Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, HCMC

    Parking: Hoang Van Thai entrance (see parking map)


    On Saturday, June 24, shuttles will provide transportation between Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) to Fulbright campus. The shuttles operate from 8 to 9 AM and 12 PM to 1 PM.

  • Check-in

    Family and guests check-in from 8 to 9 AM at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) for proper seating in Conference Hall A, Level 2 (see map).


The Commencement day will be fully live-streamed on YouTube, accessible by invitation only, with a partial upload on Facebook.

Access to videos and photos will be sent to graduating students’ email within 7 working days after the ceremony.

  • Wheelchair

    Both Fulbright campus and Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) have wheelchair-friendly facilities with elevators for passengers with special needs. If you need any support, please speak with the security at the entrances upon arriving.

  • Translation

    The event will be conducted mainly in English. Simultaneous translation from English to Vietnamese will be available at the venue. Headsets for Vietnamese translation will be placed on the seats.

    The by-invitation-only livestream is available in both languages.