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Bilkent University Commencement 2024

Bilkent University Graduation Ceremony will be held at the Odeon in four sessions on 26 – 27 June 2024, Wednesday and Thursday. The session schedules and associated departments are as follows:

26 June 2024, Wednesday, 11:00


26 June 2024, Wednesday, 18:00 CS – EEE – ME – MUS – THEA
27 June 2024, Thursday, 11:00 ECON – PSYC – POLS – IR – AMER – ELIT –  HART – PHIL – TRIN – NSC – HIST – EDEB – CINT
27 June 2024, Thursday, 18:00 LAW – ARCH – COMD – FA – GRA – IAED – LAUD – CTIS – THM


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 Thursday,  20 June 2024, at 12:00. 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 1500₺ 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 “Cap and Gown Return Point” in Main Campus Entrance until 30 September 2024.

Graduates can reserve seats up to 8 seats for 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 24 June 2024 at 17:30. It will not be possible to make changes via SRS after this date and time. Starting at 17:30 on 24 June 2024, 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 10:00 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.

Shuttles will depart from Bilkent Metro Station to Odeon at 09:45 and 10:15 for sessions starting at 11:00; and at 16:45 and 17:15 for sessions starting at 18:00.

Guests with disabilities or special needs can contact the Registrar’s Office via toren@bilkent.edu.tr.

Graduates and guests are kindly requested not to bring their pets to the graduation ceremony area, since they are not allowed inside the Odeon.

Smoking is strictly prohibited within the whole Bilkent University campus, including inside and outside the Odeon and all parking lots.

Photos and videos will be taken in the Odeon during the ceremony. The graduation ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube for those who cannot attend in person.