The Bilkent University Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Odeon in five sessions to be conducted on 17 – 18 – 19 July 2023, Monday through Wednesday. The session schedules and departments are as follows:
|17 July 2023, Monday, 10:30||
CS – EE – MUS – THEA
|17 July 2023, Monday, 18:00||IE – ME – MATH – PHYS – CHEM – MBG – MSN|
|18 July 2023, Tuesday, 10:30||ECON – PSYC – POLS – IR – NSC – HIST|
|18 July 2023, Tuesday, 18:00||MAN – ARCH – COMD – FA – GRA – IAED – LAUD|
|19 July 2023, Wednesday, 10:30||LAW – AMER – ELIT – HART – PHIL – TRIN – CTIS – THM – CI – CITE – TEFL – EDEB|
The graduation ceremony will be streamed live on our YouTube channel for those who cannot attend in person.
All graduates who plan to attend the graduation ceremony are required to log into SRS to
a) indicate their cap and gown size, and
b) make seat selections for their guests
no later than Sunday, 9 July 2023, at 23:59. Please do not miss this deadline.
Refer to the gown size measurements on the SRS gown selection screen when choosing the correct gown size for yourself. Once you select your gown size you will also have to pay a deposit fee of 700₺ for the cap and gown, via credit card. On the day of the ceremony, you will find your cap and gown placed on your assigned seat in the Odeon, with a label that bears your name. After the ceremony, graduates may return their caps and gowns at stands outside of the Odeon or have the option of returning them to the campus at a later date.
Graduates can reserve seats for up to 8 of their guests who will attend the ceremony. SRS will display seating selections and once a selection is made, these seats will be reserved.
Changes to guest seat assignments can be made via SRS until 12 July 2023 at 17:30. It will not be possible to make changes via SRS after this date and time. Starting at 17:30 on 12 July 2023, graduates will be able to generate, via SRS, an “Entry Pass” with seat numbers for themselves and for their guests. The Entry Pass produced through SRS will have a unique QR code for the guests’ entry to the ceremony. Guests who do not have an Entry Pass will not be admitted to the ceremony area.
Graduates are expected to be at Odeon grounds one hour before the scheduled start time of the ceremony, which corresponds to 09:30 for morning sessions and 17:00 for afternoon sessions. They should wear their cap and gowns and be seated in their reserved seat at most 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Guests may arrive together with the graduating student or separately if they wish, but no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the ceremony.
Guests must sit in their assigned seats and remain seated throughout the ceremony.
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the whole Bilkent University campus, including inside and outside the Odeon and all parking lots.