Spring 2022 School of Business Degree Celebration – May 22


The School of Business Spring 2022 Degree Celebration Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. in EagleBank Arena. At the Degree Celebration, graduating business students will walk across the stage when their names are called, shake hands with the Dean, and have their pictures taken. 

Attire:   Academic regalia are required for degree candidates for the Degree Celebration and Commencement ceremonies.  Caps and Gowns are available for purchase at the Mason Campus Bookstore in the Johnson Center, 1st Floor, 703-993-2666. *Please note that per updated university guidelines all faculty, staff, students, and guests in attendance must wear a face mask for every, indoor graduation ceremony celebration. *

Tickets:  No tickets are required and all guests are welcome for the School of Business Degree Celebration on May 22, 2022, or for the University Commencement on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Students may bring as many guests as they wish.

Honor Cords:  Letters are sent from the Office of the Provost.  Recipients may purchase Honor Cords at the Mason Campus Bookstore, Johnson Center, 1st Floor, 703-993-2666.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: If needed, EagleBank Arena staff will assist individuals with disabilities in using the ramps. If any candidate is unable to use the ramp and/or steps, the Dean will leave the stage and present the certificate/award to him or her on the floor in front of the platform.

ADA Accessibility:   ADA Accessible and special assistance parking is available in Lot A, adjacent to the EagleBank Arena's South Entrance.  Additionally, the West entrance has a drop-off location close to entrance doors.  Wheelchair areas are conveniently located in all corner balconies on the main concourse.  For additional information or assistance call Events Management at 703-993-2853.

Sequence of events for the afternoon:

5:15 p.m.  Assemble the Line of Procession of degree candidates in Parking Lot A, east side of EagleBank Arena.  Academic regalia are required.

Follow directions of marshals to form two columns.  You will be given an information card to complete for the reader and photographer. In the event of rain, follow Rain Plan instructions below.

5:45 p.m.  Begin procession of graduates into EagleBank Arena. Follow directions of marshals for taking your seat in the appropriate area on the floor of the EagleBank Arena. School of Business faculty and the official party will follow degree candidates. 

6:00 p.m.  Ceremony begins.

6:30 p.m.  (approximately) Recognition of graduates by degree program.  Please be prepared to follow the directions of the convocation marshals. Your name will be called as presented on your information card and a photographer will record your recognition from the Dean.

8:00 p.m.  Ceremony ends 

As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, please return to and remain in your seat until the end of the ceremony.

Rain Plan for Sunday, May 22, 2022: Graduates go directly into the EagleBank Arena using the doors on the east side at ground level.  Follow directions of the marshals. 

For more information on the School of Business Degree Celebration, call the Office of Student Success and Academic Services at 703-993-1880.  For more information about the University Commencement on Friday, May 20, 2022, visit: https://www.gmu.edu/graduation.