On Saturday, April 23, 2016 UoD’s 37th Graduation Ceremony began and was attended by HRH Princess Abeer bnt Faisal bin Turki, mothers’ of the graduates, deans of the colleges and faculty members. The ceremony was held in the Sport Stadium in the University City of the University of Dammam.

At the beginning of the ceremony Dr. Dalal Al Timimi, Dean of Female University Studies mentioned during her commencement speech that “I am honored to stand before you all and I am happy to celebrate with you the graduation of our students, our daughters and our future. And this ceremony would not have taken place unless the clear vision and the continuous hard work of the leader of the University Dr. Abdullah Al Rubaish, and the unlimited support of our generous government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. As well as that, I am proud to point out that today the first class of graduates will graduate from the College of Engineering the Biomedical Engineering Department, from the College of Business Administration and the first batch of graduates from the College of Arts, the Communication and Information Technology Department.

After that, the valedictorian Fatimah Mohamed Al Siba’e gave a speech on behalf of her fellow graduates. Then the graduates of the College of Medicine recited the doctors’ oath with the help of the Vice Dean of the College of Medicine Prof. Fatimah Abdullah Al Mulhim. At the end of the ceremony the graduates’ names were announced. The number of graduates amounted up to 4462 graduates; 136 from the Community College in Qatif, 124 from the College of Business Administration, 1181 from the College of Arts, 582 from the College of Education in Jubail, 241 from the College of Education in Dammam, 54 from the College of Design, 81 from the College of Nursing, 927 from the College of Applied Studies and Community Service, 104 from the College of Medicine, 139 from the College of Applied Medical Sciences, 644 from the College of Science, 113 from the Community College in Dammam, 20 from the College of Engineering, and 113 from the College of Computer Science and Information Technology.