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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

Shuttle buses from Bulle Campus

Bachelor students:
• Bus leaving Bulle Main Campus at 7:15, arrival in Montreux at around 8:00.
• Bus leaving back from Montreux at 12:15, arrival in Bulle at around 13:00.
• Sign-up: Bulle Reception bulle.reception@glion.edu to reserve a seat on the bus.
• Deadline: by Friday 24th January at the latest.

Master students:
• Bus leaving Bulle Main Campus at 13:15, arrival in Montreux at around 14:00.
• Bus leaving back from Montreux at 18:00, arrival in Bulle at around 18:45.
• Sign-up: Bulle Reception bulle.reception@glion.edu to reserve a seat on the bus.
• Deadline: by Friday 24th January at the latest.


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, and additional tickets can be purchased for CHF 40.- per ticket.

You will be able to collect your tickets from Bulle Main Reception as of Wednesday, 27th November, 8.00am.
Off-campus and Online students, please contact bulle.academicoffice@glion.edu in order to reserve yours.

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.

07:15 Shuttle bus from Bulle, Arrival to Casino around 8:00
08:00 Arrival at the Casino
08:00-08:40 Dress-up of gowns
08:45 Rehearsal in the venue
09:25 Pictures for London students
10:00 Ceremony starts
11:30 approx. Cocktail for students & guests

Master Students

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

12:30-13:10 Lunch at the Hub
13:15 Shuttle bus from Bulle, arrival to Casino around 14:00
14:00 Arrival at the Casino
14:00-14:45 Dress-up of gowns
14:45-15:30 Rehearsal in the auditorium
15:25 Pictures for London / online students
16:00 Ceremony starts
17:00 approx. Cocktail for students and guests


Bachelor Ceremony:
09:30 Door opening
10:00 Ceremony starts
~11:20 Cocktail for students and guests

Master Ceremony:
15:30 Door opening
16:00 Ceremony starts
~17:00 Cocktail for students and guests

Practical Information


Graduation gowns have already been distributed to students on campus.

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:

Bachelor students: Marriott classroom (Bulle) or DH G01 (London), 4:00 pm (3:00 pm UK time)

Master students: Accor classroom (Bulle) or DH G01 (London), 2:00 pm (1:00 pm UK time)

These sessions will be livestreamed for London students in the above-mentioned classrooms.

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