Save the Date for these commencement events!

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 16 from 4:00-6:00 PM, in the Haas Courtyard.

We will celebrate your accomplishments and announce the Defining Leadership Principle and Beyond Yourself awards at a Commencement Celebration in the Haas Courtyard. All of your friends and family are encouraged to attend. Please register here.

Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 17 from 2:00-4:00pm, at the Greek Theatre.

Haas has pledged to host a more environmentally conscious graduation ceremony by eliminating plastic water bottles, endorsing the use of reusable graduation gowns, and halving the printing of promotional materials. Each family will get two printed programs as mementos and guests are then encouraged to take a look at the website.

Commencement Reception
Friday, May 17 from 4:00-6:00pm, in the Haas Courtyard.

This will include all Full-Time and Evening Weekend graduates and friends and families.

Tickets

Your regalia (cap and gown) give you access to the Greek Theater. That being said, all of your guests will need a ticket to enter the venue. Use this Commencement Ticket form to request tickets. There is no limit on how many tickets you can request.

Deadline to request tickets is April 21st at 11:59pm.

This Year's Keynote Speaker | Monica Stevens, MBA 96

The Haas School of Business is pleased to announce that an executive search consultant in Spencer Stuart’s San Francisco office, Monica Stevens, MBA 96, will serve as the Berkeley Haas commencement speaker for the Full-Time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA Class of 2024 this May. The joint commencement ceremony will be held at the Greek Theatre on Friday, May 17 at 2pm.

As a member of Spencer Stuart’s Financial Services and Boards practices, Stevens focuses on executive search, leadership advisory, and succession planning work for C-suites and boards across corporate and commercial banking, payments, real estate, and risk. A seasoned banker and nonprofit board member with more than 25 years of experience in general management, customer relationship development, talent acquisition, and learning and professional development, Stevens is a champion of diversity and inclusion in business and in her community.

Before joining Spencer Stuart, Stevens spent more than two decades at Wells Fargo, where she held multiple sales, credit, and leadership roles in commercial real estate, capital markets, and global banking. Most recently, she was senior vice president and chief credit and risk officer in the company’s Merchant Services division.

At Wells Fargo, she co-founded the company’s first Black/African American employee resource group, and more recently, she served as co-chair of the Wells Fargo Merchant Services group’s Diversity Council. A champion of talent development, she ran, repositioned, and doubled the size of a program that recruited talent at various levels of the firm.

A veteran, Stevens is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She started her career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, before eventually coming to Haas, where she received an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance.

Stevens is a member of the Haas School Board, and she was awarded the school’s Raymond A. Miles Service Award in 2017 for her contributions in supporting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She was also previously a trustee for the Redwood Day School in Oakland, where she led the Diversity Committee.

Commencement Student Speaker


The FTMBA Class of 2024 is excited to announce that Xavier Jefferson has been selected as the student speaker for Commencement. As the chosen representative, Xavier will have the honor of addressing all MBA graduates and their loved ones during this momentous occasion.

Important Commencement Details...

Award Ceremony...

On Thursday, May 16th, from 4:00-6:00 PM, we will celebrate your accomplishments and announce the Defining Leadership Principle and Beyond Yourself awards at a Commencement Celebration in the Haas Courtyard. All of your friends and family are encouraged to attend. Please register here.

Arrival on Friday...

Graduates will need to be at the Greek Theater approximately 90 minutes before the start of the ceremony already dressed in full regalia (cap and gown). Please plan to enter on the South side of the Greek theater (closer to Haas and Memorial Stadium). Staff will be there to help with your regalia if you have any questions. Please don’t bring any personal belongings as there is nowhere to store those items during the ceremony.

Commencement Reception...

Immediately following the ceremony there will be a Commencement Reception in the Haas Courtyard for family and friends. This will include all Full-Time and Evening Weekend graduates.

Questions

Visit our FAQ page and Program Checklist for more information. For unanswered questions, email [email protected]. We’re here to help!