Class of 2023 Commencement Weekend: May 19-21, 2023
As you prepare to graduate, please review and complete the following pre-Commencement checklist.
Tickets and Regalia
Regalia is the cap, gown, hood and tassel that you will wear for Commencement. The entire package is sold through the W&M Bookstore during Spring 2023. The W&M Bookstore is your contact for all regalia and graduation merchandise. You may also purchase class rings, announcements, diploma frames and other graduation merchandise (shipping charges may apply).
Undergraduates and Masters Degree Candidates
Is regalia required for Commencement Ceremonies?
Yes, regalia is required to be worn by all graduates for Commencement.
What color is the hood supposed to be?
Raymond A. Mason School of Business MBA, MAcc, and BBA graduates wear brown (drab/tan) hoods. MSBA students wear gold hoods.
How to put the hood on?
Donning the hood is a two-person job. For tips view a regalia video. Staff will also be on-site to help, if needed.
What should be worn with regalia?
We recommend wearing attire appropriate for the formal atmosphere of Commencement. However, remember that it is likely to be warm that day and you may not want to wear a suit coat under your regalia. Comfortable, business formal shoes are recommended since you will likely do a lot of walking.
Yes, bring your honor or recognition cords with you to wear draped over your shoulders at the commencement ceremony.
Additional Commencement 2023 Information
You can find additional information about the 2023 Commencement plans as it becomes available at https://wm.edu/commencement.
Commencement information is also available in the W&M Mobile app. Download the app and tap W&M Grad to keep up with the schedule, get the latest updates from @wmgrad, browse the latest #wmGrad posts, access the university livestream and more. More information at www.wm.edu/app.
Degree Requirements and Diploma Questions:
Wendy Urbano, Office of the Registrar, 757-221-2807
Commencement General Information:
Academic Regalia and Merchandise Questions:
William & Mary Bookstore, 757-221-1669
Information Specific to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Events:
Full-Time MBA, 757-221-2895
Part-Time MBA, 757-221-4300
Master of Accounting & Master of Science in Business Analytics, 757-221-6213
Online MBA, MSBA, MS Marketing, and Certificate in Business Analytics, 757-221-1424
Undergraduate Program, 757-221-6348