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Part-Time MBA students finishing degree requirements in January (following the Fall Semester), May (following the Spring Semester), or August (following the Summer Semester) are invited to participate in the William & Mary Commencement Exercises taking place in May of the calendar year during which the graduate.

You must submit your NOC form to notify William & Mary that you are planning to graduate. Please indicate on the form the semester that you are completing your graduation requirements not the semester that you intend to participate in Commencement (May).

Registration for Commencement will take place from early February through early March each year. All degree candidates requesting tickets for the main ceremony must register to attend. The University Student Affairs will communicate with all students who have submitted a NOC Form for the current graduation year. This communication is what you will use to request tickets. If you are planning to graduate, but have not received communication from the University Student Affairs, please contact them at

If you do not plan to attend any Commencement-related events, we ask that you still complete the form so we are aware of your intentions.  Please note: Commencement registration is different from the Notice of Candidacy form you filed with the Registrar.

Important Information about William & Mary Commencement can be found on the Mason School of Business Commencement page.  Including information about:
  • Commencement Weekend Events
  • Regalia
  • Tickets
  • Diploma Information
  • Standard Practices & Courtesies
  • Disability Services
  • Photography
  • Parking
  • Life After Your MBA
Please be sure to check this page regularly as Commencement approaches to get the most current information.