Information for Students


Tickets are necessary for the main College Commencement ceremony. Graduating students interested in securing tickets will be asked to complete an online survey in February.  Completion of the web survey is the only method of securing tickets for the main ceremony. 

Tickets are not needed for the Mason School of Business ceremonies -- if you have any questions, please contact your Mason School of Business program office.

Diploma Information
  • Graduate Diplomas will be distributed at the Graduate Mason Diploma Ceremony: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in William & Mary Hall at 3:00pm. 
  • Undergraduate Business diplomas will be distributed at the Undergraduate Mason Diploma Ceremony: Sunday, May 14th, 2017 in William and Mary Hall at 1:30pm.

Please confirm in Banner that you do not have any fines, holds, or other financial obligations outstanding that will prevent you from receiving your diploma.  Accounts must be resolved by Thursday, May 11th at 5:00pm.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Diploma Frames are available for purchase through the W&M bookstore. 


Regalia is required for main Commencement and all departmental ceremonies.  Mason School of Business MBA and MAcc graduate students wear brown (drab) hoods. MSBA Students wear gold hoods. 

Regalia is available for purchase through the William and Mary Bookstore. Information on Regalia.

Standard Practices and Courtesies

Please plan to wear your regalia for the entire ceremony and remain until the ceremony has concluded. We expect the diploma ceremony to last approximately an hour and a half.

Ceremony Instructions and Information on Class Photos will be sent to students via email. Please continue to check your email for updates regarding this special day!