Graduation Gala 2022

Graduation Evening: New Alumni Cocktail, Gala Dinner & Party

The American University of Paris is excited to welcome graduates, students and their guests for the 2022 Graduation Gala on Monday, May 23, following the Commencement Ceremony at Théatre du Châtelet. The evening's events will include the new alumni cocktail, a three-course dinner and party, all held at the prestigious Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée.

All three classes (2020-22) will be invited to all three events. Tickets will be for sale on a first-come first-served basis for all events.

This elegant evening is organized by Senior Class Representative Rufina Gainiyeva and Graduate Social Director Motunrayo Onafowokan and the Office of Student Development, co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and the President’s Alumni Advisory Council.



Rufina Gainiyeva:

Montunrayo Onafowokan (Mo):



  Graduating Students Guests
Graduation Gala Dinner €60 €120
Party €20 €60

Tickets for dinner are available on a first-come, first-served basis with limited seating (250 persons max). 


The new alumni cocktail, gala dinner and party will be held on May 23 at:

Le Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
33 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré,
75008 Paris
M° Concorde or Madeleine

Dress code: formal attire is required for all guests, including a conservative jacket and tie for men. Jeans, athletic shoes or casual clothing are not permitted. Those not adhering to the dress code, even those who have already paid for tickets, will not be admitted. No exceptions. 



New Alumni Cocktail: 19:00
Dinner: 20:30
Party: 23:30

Questions regarding the dinner or party may be addressed to Senior Class Representative Rufina Gainiyeva ( ) for undergraduate students and to GSC Social Director Motunrayo Onafowokan ( for graduate students.



Dinner tickets will be available for purchase online starting April 19. Tickets will be for sale on a first-come first-served basis, with a maximum of 250 seats available.  If you have not bought a ticket by May 6, you will not be able attend the dinner. No exceptions will be made.

Your party will be seated together by default. If you have specific seating arrangement requests, such as to be seated with another party in attendance, please email Rufina and Mo. 

Dinner Menu


Gravlax-style salmon petals on beets and tart apple pucks, manzana cream and dill oil

Panna cotta in red bell peppers and pineapple, served with eggplant caviar flavored with sesame cream (vegetarian)

Main Course

Burgundian braised beef cheek, a side of fine mashed potatoes in basil served with crunchy red cabbage dressed in vinaigrette

Risotto with green asparagus tips (vegetarian)


Passionfruit and chocolate opera

Morello Cherry and Coconut Symphony (vegetarian)


White: Chardonnay Les Murelles 2018

Red: Château Tauzinat l'Hermitage 2011 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


Coffee and mini pastries


If you have food allergies (gluten, dairy, nuts, etc.), please contact Rufina and Mo. We will work with the venue to accommodate your needs as best we can. 


Tickets are available for purchase online beginning April 19. Students will also be able to pay with cash or check in the SGA Office on designated days (TBA). The attire is formal.