Information for Students

Tickets

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 (Undergraduate Students) & March (Graduate Students).  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 Business Diplomas will be distributed at the Graduate Mason Diploma Ceremony: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 in Kaplan Arena (William & Mary Hall) at 3:00pm.
  • Undergraduate Business diplomas will be distributed at the Undergraduate Mason Diploma Ceremony: Sunday, May 12th, 2019 in Kaplan Arena (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 9th at 5:00pm.

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

Regalia

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. Active duty or retired members of the U.S. armed services may have the option to wear a military uniform appropriate for the occasion at commencement ceremonies.

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

Donning Your Masters Regalia Instructional Video

More Information on Regalia


The bookstore designates specific days when students may buy regalia and other graduation merchandise all at one time. Undergrad and Masters Regalia will be available for purchase in-store starting in March. Unfortunately, the bookstore does not place phone orders or sell Regalia online.

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

Active duty or retired members of the U.S. armed services may have the option to wear a military uniform appropriate for the occasion at commencement ceremonies.

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!