The Commencement ceremony will be held in the Hearst Greek Theatre. Tickets are required but seating for the ceremony is general admission. Please remember to tell your guests that the Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheatre and to plan appropriately. Umbrellas and water bottles are allowed, but bags may be searched upon entry.Strollers are not allowed into the Greek Theatre. We will continue to update this website should further restrictions be placed.
Graduates should arrive at 1PM at the South end of the back stage area. Pick up a program when you enter the Greek Theatre, proceed to the EWMBA table and pick up a name card. You will write your name on this card as you want it to be announced when you walk across the stage. This card also serves as record for the photographer, and you’ll list your name and email on the back.
There is no special seating order for the MBA graduates. You will be in a single file line when you go out of the gate, so be sure to stand either in front of or behind the person you wish to sit with. Promptly at 2PM, Pomp and Circumstance will begin and the MBA graduates will march out into the seating areas. Each degree program will recognize several award winners and each will have a student speaker. Evening & Weekend MBA graduates will walk across the stage, have their name read, receive a scroll, shake hands with Dean Ann Harrison and have their picture taken before proceeding back to the seating area. We ask that all students stay for the entire ceremony. Evening & Weekend MBA Students will be acknowledged first, followed by the Full Time MBA Students.
Restrooms are located at both ends of the amphitheater. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located inside the North entrance.
- Welcome & Commencement Address
- Evening & Weekend MBA Student Awards & Student Speaker
- Evening & Weekend MBA Conferring of Degrees
- Full Time MBA Student Awards & Student Speaker
- Full Time MBA Conferring of Degrees
- Closing Message