You can find the date of the commencement ceremony in the Academic Calendar.
Commencement literally means ‘beginning’. It is the beginning of the period during which students will meet all of the graduation requirements and graduate.
Some students may take an extra class or finalize their research thesis later. UCU students are from all over the world and many of them will leave the country at different times. This means not all UCU students that started their studies at UCU will graduate at the same time. For this reason, we do not jointly celebrate the end of the graduation phase, we celebrate the beginning of it.
A commencement ceremony consists of academic rituals and practices. Students wear caps and gowns; one of the students is beadle of the day and another is the speaker (valedictorian) on behalf of his/her class.