2023 School of Business Degree Celebration - May 20


2023 School of Business Degree Celebration
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
EagleBank Arena

At the Degree Celebration ceremony, business graduates will be individually recognized and walk across the stage when their names are called, shake hands with the Dean, and have their pictures taken. The event will also feature guest speakers.  

Graduates are encouraged to attend both the official university commencement ceremony and the school's degree celebration ceremony. All Ceremonies will be livestreamed.

Attire: Academic regalia are required for degree candidates for the Degree Celebration and Commencement ceremonies. If you still need regalia, please stop by the George Mason Bookstore on the Fairfax Campus located in the Johnson Center. If you have any questions, please call 703-993-2666. 

Tickets:  No tickets are required for the School of Business Degree Celebration on May 20, 2023.  Students may bring as many guests as they wish.

Honor Cords:  Letters are sent from the Office of the Provost.  Recipients may purchase Honor Cords at the Mason Campus Bookstore, Johnson Center, 1st Floor, 703-993-2666.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: If needed, EagleBank Arena staff will assist individuals with disabilities in using the ramps. If any candidate is unable to use the ramp and/or steps, the Dean will leave the stage and present the certificate/award to him or her on the floor in front of the platform.

ADA Accessibility:   ADA Accessible and special assistance parking is available in Lot A, adjacent to the EagleBank Arena's South Entrance.  Additionally, the West entrance has a drop-off location close to entrance doors.  Wheelchair areas are conveniently located in all corner balconies on the main concourse.  For additional information or assistance call Events Management at 703-993-2853.

Sequence of events for the afternoon:

  • 5:15 p.m.  Assemble the Line of Procession of degree candidates in Parking Lot A, east side of EagleBank Arena.  Academic regalia are required.  Follow directions of marshals to form two columns.  You will be given an information card to complete for the reader and photographer.  In the event of rain, follow Rain Plan instructions below.
  • 5:45 p.m.  Begin procession of graduates into EagleBank Arena. Follow directions of marshals for taking your seat in the appropriate area on the floor of the EagleBank Arena. School of Business faculty and the official platform party will follow degree candidates. 
  • 6:00 p.m.  Ceremony begins.
  • 6:30 p.m.  (approximately) Recognition of graduates by degree program.  Please be prepared to follow the directions of the convocation marshals.  Your name will be called as presented on your information card and a photographer will record your recognition from the Dean.
  • 8:00 p.m.  Ceremony ends 

As a courtesy to your fellow graduates, please return to and remain in your seat until the end of the ceremony.

Rain Plan for Saturday, May 20, 2023:  Graduates go directly into the EagleBank Arena using the doors on the east side at ground level.  Follow directions of the marshals. 

For more information on the School of Business Degree Celebration, call the Office of Student Success and Academic Services at 703-993-1880.  For more information about the University Commencement on Thursday, May 18, 2023, visit: https://www.gmu.edu/graduation.