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Glion Graduation 2020

February 4th, 2020

The Venue


The Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Casino Barrière in Montreux.
Address: Rue du Théâtre 9, 1820 Montreux

How to get there

Buses will be organized for students to go directly from Bulle to Casino barrière. More information to follow closer to the date.


If you arrive by car, we advise you to park in one of Montreux multi-storey car parks and to take a bus to the Casino or walk along the lake to get to the venue. It is not advisable to use the on-street parking as they are limited to one or two hours.

The Tickets

Each student is entitled to two free tickets, but additional tickets can be purchased for CHF 40.- per ticket.

Additional information about the pruchase of tickets will follow soon.

Please note that it is imperative that every guest has got a ticket when entering the Casino. Guests without tickets will be refused entrance by the security staff.

Agenda for Students and Guests

Bachelor Students

The ceremony for Bachelor students will take place in the morning of February 4th, 2020.

The detailed agenda will be communicated closer to the event date.

Master Students

The ceremony for Master students will take place in the afternoon of February 4th, 2020.

The detailed agenda will be communicated closer to the event date.


The detailed agenda for external guests will be communicated closer to the event date.

Practical Information


The distribution of gowns will take place on November 15th in Raymond Jaussi.

Please make sure to bring your gowns with you to the Graduation Ceremony.

London students and students who did not pick up their gowns during the picture sessions on Bulle Campus will receive their gown on graduation day.

Gowns should be returned to the main desk in the Casino right after the ceremony/cocktail. Please note that if you do not return the gowns you will be charged accordingly.


The rehearsal will take place before the main ceremony.

You will be given a number that corresponds to your seat (sent by email a few days before the ceremony and lists posted around the auditorium).

During the rehearsal, you will receive further instructions and information about how the ceremony will be organized.

After the rehearsal, the students will go to a “holding area”, so you will not be able to spend time with your families and friends until after the ceremony. For London students, this is when the pictures will be taken.


The ceremony will last around 1h30 and will be immediately followed by a cocktail.

The cocktail will be your opportunity to have more pictures taken with your family and friends with you in your graduation gown.

Degrees and Registrars

As you walk across the stage, you will receive a pouch which for many of you will contain the diploma.

Some of you will still have to complete the program requirements (e.g. internship, thesis/ABP) and in this case, you will receive your transcript of grades only. Any student in this situation will already have received an email from the Awards Panel.

The day of Graduation is not the time to start querying anything, so please make sure that you have clarified your situation (if necessary) before this date.

Should an error occur or should you not be given the right diploma pouch during the ceremony, please wait until the end of the ceremony and sort this out with the Registrar afterwards.


You will receive your yearbook when returning your gown to the desk at the Casino after the ceremony.

Food & Drinks

Soft drinks and food will be available to all graduating students before the ceremony, so you can eat something before gowning up and the rehearsal. Please advise your family and friends that they might want to eat before the ceremony starts as food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

Dress Code

Although you will have your gowns on, elegant dress code applies and students not dressed appropriately will be refused (no jeans or sneakers will be allowed in the venue).

Gentlemen, please wear a tie / bow tie.

Ladies, please remember that you have a stage to walk accross, so whilst we understand you may want to wear high heels, please make sure that you can walk easily and quickly in them. Also, when having your hair done, please keep in mind that you will be wearing the academic cap during the ceremony.

No bags will be allowed in the room, so please use the cloack room in the entrance of the venue.

Guests are expected to be dressed in an elegant manner appropriate to the event.


This service is provided by an external company, Studio Patrick.

You will have your individual and group pictures taken on November 15th.
Master: individual pictures 13:00 – 13:30, group picture 13:30
Bachelor: individual pictures 13:30 – 15:30, group picture 15:30

London students will have their picture taken on graduation day after the rehearsal and before the ceremony starts.

The photographer will also take pictures during the ceremony and will set up a photo-booth at the venue during the cocktail. You will be able to purchase your pictures during the cocktail from the photographer or to order them online after the ceremony at http://studiopatrickshop.com/. You will receive a password in the weeks following the ceremony which will give you the access to the photos and you will be able to order.

Career Plans

Bulle students are asked to tell us about their future career plans. If you have not already told us, please send an email to Jacquie Lutz, in the Career and Internship Department (jacquie.lutz@glion.edu).


It is vital that you tell us as soon as possible in case you are not attending the graduation ceremony as we need to be as accurate as possible with the handing out of diplomas. Please send an email to corina.heinz@glion.edu as soon as you know you are not attending.

For Bulle students, please return your gown after the photo session. If you are not attending, your diploma and yearbook will be sent to your home address. Please ensure that the Registrar department gihe.registrar@glion.edu has got your accurate address details.

Gala Dinner

The Graduation Gala Dinner is organised by the students Graduation Committee.

Please contact them directly for further information and tickets on gradcom@glion.edu

Graduation Information Session


An information session per program will take place on Friday, November 15th at 4pm (3pm UK time).

Bachelor students: Marriott/Kerzner

Master students: Four Seasons

These sessions will be livestreamed for London students (exact classrooms to follow soon).

Do you need any additional information? Please contact us and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible.