Mason Commencement Events

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William & Mary Commencement 2018: Thursday, May 10 - Sunday, May 13

The following information is intended to answer some of the most common questions that our graduates have regarding Commencement. The College has planned a weekend full of optional activities for ALL graduating students and their guests -- highlights for Raymond A. Mason School of Business students are listed here. Further information can be found on the website maintained by the Office of Student Affairs at or by contacting your Raymond A. Mason School of Business Program’s office. For a quick print guide to commencement activities for Raymond A. Mason School of Business activities, please see the Commencement 2018 Schedule (PDF).

Saturday, May 12 – 3:00pm

Graduate Programs Diploma Ceremony - Link Coming Soon!

Sunday, May 13 – 1:30pm

Undergraduate Program Diploma Ceremony - Link Coming Soon!

Registration for Commencement
February 1 - February 16 - Undergraduate Student Registration
March 1- March 23 - Graduate Student Registration
  • All degree candidates requesting tickets for the main ceremony must register to attend with the College. 
  • Please note: this registration is different from the Notice of Candidacy form you filed with the Registrar.
Masters of Business Administration Graduate Party

Thursday, May 10

7:00 - 11:00 pm

For Full-Time, Flex MBA and Online MBA students and their guests.
Tickets Required. Information will be provided in the Spring semester.
Williams J. Fields Courtyard, Miller Hall (Rain site: Brinkley Commons)
Undergraduate Business Open House

Friday, May 11

3:00 - 5:00 pm

Mason School of Business Undergraduate Open House
Please contact the undergraduate program office for more information on this event.
Miller Hall
Commencement - Saturday, May 12, 2018

Commencement regalia is required for all activities this day.

8:20 am
Walk Across Campus
Graduates assemble in the Wren Courtyard and take a farewell walk through the Wren Building and across campus to Zable Stadium, where they will assemble for the main Commencement ceremony.
8:30 am
Candidates for Degrees Assemble
Zable Stadium
8:50 am
The Academic Procession
Zable Stadium
9:00 am
Commencement Exercises Begin
The moment you've been waiting for! Includes remarks by the Commencement speaker, President of the College, and the student Commencement speaker, as well as the official conferral of all degrees. Tickets required.
Zable Stadium
Graduate Programs Diploma Presentation Ceremony - Saturday, May 12, 2018
3:00 pm
Raymond A. Mason Graduate Programs Diploma Presentation Ceremony
All Graduate Programs: Full-Time MBA, Flex MBA, Online MBA, Master of Accounting & Master of Business Analytics are invited to partake. Information will be announced soon.
Kaplan Arena (William & Mary Hall)
Immediately following the ceremony: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Reception for Mason Graduate Program Students and their guests
Full-Time MBA, Flex MBA, Online MBA, Master of Accounting & Master of Business Analytics students and their guests are invited to a reception. Light refreshments served.
Miller Hall Atrium & Courtyard
Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony - Sunday, May 13, 2017
1:30 pm
The Mason School of Business Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony
This is the ceremony during which graduating Undergraduate Business Students will receive their diploma. The ceremony is open to all Mason School of Business Undergraduate Students and their guests. No tickets are required
Kaplan Arena (William & Mary Hall)