Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 11, 2024

webster geneva graduation students facing stage



This year’s graduation ceremony will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, followed by a Garden Party at Webster Geneva Campus.

Addresses for the venues:

  • InterContinental Hotel
    • Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1211, Geneva
  • Webster Geneva Campus
    • 15, Route de Collex, 1293 Bellevue

Only guests with pre-reserved bracelets can access the ceremony and the Garden Party.

Registered guests may collect their bracelets (reserved under the graduating student's name) at the Guest Registration desk in the hotel lobby at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. 

Parking at the InterContinental Hotel has limited space available, and requires payment on arrival. We suggest arriving at the venue by taxi or Uber for convenience.

Graduation Reception — Garden Party, 5–8 p.m.

(for graduating students and pre-registered guests only)

Graduates and guests mingle at garden party at tables and under event tents.


Graduating students and eligible returning Alumni are invited to a two-hour Garden Party at Webster Geneva Campus after the ceremony. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided for all registered guests, starting at 4:45 p.m. from the Intercontinental Hotel to Webster Geneva Campus (one-way trip only). Bracelets for the Garden Party will be provided at the Guest Registration desk in the hotel lobby, prior to the Commencement ceremony.

This year’s theme for the Garden Party is “Roadmap to Success,” featuring a live band, finger food buffet, service bar, photobooth and exciting interactions with our magician. There will be a few other fun surprises waiting. Bring your cap to the Garden Party — a surprise guest might need it!

Registration for Additional Guests

Any additional guest is charged CHF 70 per adult (children under 12 may attend free of charge). Register extra guests using the registration link below.



Commencement Regalia

The graduation package includes traditional regalia (caps and gowns) for CHF 200. The regalia will be provided on the day of the ceremony during student checkin, at 1:30 p.m.

After the Commencement ceremony, the caps and gowns are kept by each graduate student.

  • Graduation gowns:
    • Gowns for undergraduate and graduate students differ.
    • Bachelor's degree gowns include a colored stole (see gown in left side of photo), while master's degree gowns feature a colored hood that drapes over the shoulders (see gown in right side of photo).
    • The colors correspond to the academic field of your degree.

  • Graduation caps:
    • The mortarboard caps are new each year and are meant for one-time use.
    • These caps are elastic and designed as "one size fits all," allowing you to keep them along with your tassel after the ceremony.
commencement speaker

Important Documents for You and Your Guests

Before registering for the ceremony, kindly review the Graduation Schedule available on the Graduation WorldClassRoom platform.

You can download the graduation information presentation (PDF) that was presented to students Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. For queries related to the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Dounia, Student Services Manager, at

Official Registration and Payment

The online registration form is now live. Please make sure to mention the student’s full name when registering.




The Graduation package, at the cost of CHF 200 per student, includes the following:

  • Commencement registration bracelets for two guests.
  • Garden Party cocktail reception for two guests.
  • Two-hour wine and softs bar on campus for two guests.
  • Cap and Gown (non-refundable).
  • Shuttle service from the Intercontinental Hotel to Geneva Webster Campus (one-way only).

Any extra guest will be charged CHF 70, per person.

Entrance to Commencement and the Garden Party is free for children under the age of 12.

Webster's Ryan Guffey shaking hands with a graduating student


Graduation Speaker Awards

The annual Graduation Speaker Awards identify and celebrate outstanding graduating students, who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership and service to the Webster campus community during their time in Geneva. They are the highest awards bestowed to students by Webster Geneva Campus. 

Upon nominating a student, he or she will be contacted to provide additional information which will assist the selection committee in finalization. Nominators will be kept anonymous, and only shared with permission of the nominator if the nominee is selected for the student award and agrees to speak at graduation. Note: Selected students must have been enrolled August 2023 through May 2024, and must maintain eligible academic standing through completion of their coursework.

The deadline for award nominations is Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

graduates in cap and gown at commencement

Nominating Instructions

graduates in cap and gown at commencement

To nominate a graduating student (no self-nominations) for an award below, please provide the following required information for verification via your Webster (.edu) staff, faculty or student email to

  1.  Award
  2.  Nominator Name
  3.  Nominator Title
  4.  Nominator ID
  5.  Nominee Name
  6.  Nominee ID (not required)
  7.  In 250 words or less, share why you think this person is the best representation of scholarship, character, leadership and/or service to the campus community. The selection committee will collect resumes and additional information from student nominees directly. Please keep this statement to your personal experience with the nominee.

Student Leadership Award

Awarded to an undergraduate, graduating senior who has demonstrated the most significant combination of academic achievement and leadership as a Webster Geneva student in the following: GPA of 3.5 or greater, significant extracurricular involvement, multi-organizational involvement, community service, and is a positive role model.

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Awarded to a graduating graduate student from Webster Geneva Campus who has made distinguished contributions to their academic program and/or the student body with a GPA of 3.5 or greater.

Congratulations, Graduates!

We look forward to celebrating with you.


Final Reminder for Currently Enrolled Students (Graduating in May 2024)

All students are required to complete the Alumni Contact Form before their degree is awarded. Please follow the steps in the link available on the Graduation WorldClassRoom course.

You will be considered part of our Webster Alumni community once your degree is awarded. Completing the Alumni form allows us to reach you after the ceremony, and to keep you informed of any special events or activities (in Geneva or online) for alumni.

Thank you for your compliance — the critical information provided in the form allows us to authorize the release of your degree, to keep track of vital information for the Class of 2024, and to reach you with important information following the ceremony.

Should you have any questions, please contact