Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) has finalized the preparations for its 2016-2017 Academic Year Spring Semester Graduation Week. A statement from the EMU Rector’s Office noted that this year’s graduation event will not be limited to one night but instead events will be taking place throughout the week at different locations.
The Graduation Week will commence with a night organised in honour of graduates who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their graduation. The night will take place at the EMU Beach Club on Saturday, the 17th of June 2017 commencing at 19:00. Approximately 80 graduates from the TRNC, Turkey and other countries will be coming together with approximately 25 academicians from when they were students. During the organization, graduates will be awarded medals by the EMU Rector’s Office.
Postgraduate Graduation Ceremony taking place on Sunday
Different to each year, postgraduate and doctorate program graduates will be awarded their diplomas at a separate ceremony. EMU Postgraduate Graduation Ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, the 18th of June 2017 at 16:00. The ceremony to be held at the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Hall will be attended by approximately 260 postgraduate students, their families, members of the EMU senate and academicians.
Reception for Graduates and Parents
As part of the 2016-2017 Academic Year Spring Semester Graduation Week, a Graduation Reception will be held at the poolside outside of the Rector’s Office. The reception taking place on Sunday, the 18th of June 2017 will commence at 19:00. Graduates and their families will come together with members of academic staff, administrative directors, Board of Trustees members and president at the EMU Rector’s Office.
Graduation for Associate and Undergraduate program students on the 20th of June
The Graduation Ceremony where approximately 1750 associate and undergraduate program students will be presented their diplomas will be taking place on Tuesday, the 20th of June 2017. The ceremony taking place at the EMU Stadium will commence at 19:00. There has been a rise in the number of EMU graduates each year. With its 2016-2017 Academic Year Spring Semester graduates the total number of university alumni will reach 50 thousand. The students awarded their diplomas, will go on to represent the university in various places around the globe.
During the ceremony which will commence with a moment of silence followed by the national anthem, student speeches will take place on behalf of graduates. The event will then continue with EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam’s opening address and protocol speeches. Faculty and department top scoring graduates will be presented their diplomas and awards by the protocol. The ceremony will then continue with the presentation of diplomas to graduates of associate and undergraduate degree programs. The ceremony will end with throwing of the graduation caps into air and a concert by popular Turkish singer Göksel.
To ensure that the graduation runs smoothly, a general rehearsal will be taking place on Monday, the 19th of June 2017 at the EMU Stadium. After the rehearsal, a torchlight procession will start from outside the Famagusta Development Academy and end at the EMU Atatürk square.
At the end of the Graduation Walk, students will be met by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and the Vice Rectors. The said walk will be a symbolic farewell to Famagusta and North Cyprus.