On Saturday, June 8, 2024, Fulbright University Vietnam will hold the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2024.

“Class of the Fearless” started their journey in the darker days of the world, when most of us were drowned in volatility and uncertainty, some in loss and even hopelessness. They withstood the pandemic, held onto their convictions and to each other in an inclusive, caring and close-knitted community. Together they figured out the way to cope with a world with distances, and most importantly, with themselves in isolation.

We are so proud to present them to all of you. The fearless are here. Let them commence.

Schedule of Events

  • Senior Week

    Monday, June 03

    10:00 AM – 04:00 PM, Cap & Gown Pick Up

    10:00 AM – 04:00 PM, Cap Design

     

    Tuesday, June 04

    10:00 AM – 04:00 PM, Yearbook Photoshoot

    02:00 PM – 04:00 PM, “Seniors’ Smile” Photo Corner

     

    Wednesday, June 05

    05:30 PM – 08:30 PM, Senior Dinner

     

    Thursday, June 06

    06:30 PM – 08:30 PM, Karaoke Night

  • Commencement Day

    Saturday, June 08

    Venue: Saigon South Marina Club

    Detailed agenda to be updated.

Student Representative Speaker

Commencement Speakers

TBU

For graduating students

  • Registration and Tickets

    Two (02) tickets for guests will be issued to each graduating senior on May 25 and June 01, 2024. 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.

    During Senior Week, tentatively on June 3rd, 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 from Fulbright University Vietnam campus to the Commencement Ceremony venue, SSMC. 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

    To be updated.

For family and guests

  • Transportation

    Arriving at the Saigon South Marina Club – SSMC

    The Commencement Ceremony will take place indoor at the Saigon South Marina Club – SSMC, Ballroom, Level 1

    Address: 9A Tran Van Tra, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC

    Parking: Tran Van Tra entrance (see parking map)

    Shuttles

    On Saturday, June 08, shuttles will provide transportation between Saigon South Marina Club (SSMC) to Fulbright University Vietnam campus after Event Concludes. The shuttles operate from 12 PM to 1 PM.

  • Check-in

    Family and guests check-in from 7:30 AM to 8:10 AM at the Saigon South Marina Club (SSMC) for proper seating in the Ballroom, Level 1 (see map).

Accessibility

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 South Marina Club (SSMC) have wheelchair-friendly facilities 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.