Why are ICU’s matriculation and commencement ceremonies held in the University Chapel?
ICU holds its matriculation and commencement ceremonies in the University Chapel. This is because acknowledgement of the self-transcending God serves as the bedrock for both the matriculation ceremony, where true learning starts with the students' pledge, and the commencement ceremony, a point of departure for graduates who take what they have gained to contribute to the future of the world.
At the matriculation ceremony, students sign a pledge to spend their years at ICU based on the principles of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and at the commencement ceremony, each graduate is presented with their degree and exchanges a firm handshake with the President of the university. These ceremonies beginning and end of student's life at ICU, cradled in prayer, that all endeavors of the university might continue to be truly humane.