MBA Graduation

The Smith School Commencement Ceremony will be Wednesday, December 21st at 9:00am. Graduates participating in the Smith School’s Ceremony should report to the Pavilion to line up for the procession by 8:00am Information, including instructions for graduating students and guests, will be posted at  

Students interested in participating in the University Campus-wide Commencement ceremony should visit During this ceremony, students will not have their name read or walk across the stage.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business will host a reception with light hors d'oeuvres, punch, and champagne for MBA, MFin, and MS graduates and their guests immediately following the commencement ceremony on Wednesday, December 21st. Please click here to RSVP:

Information on purchasing your cap and gown is available on the main Robert H. Smith website. MBA students should purchase regalia in the "drab" color scheme. If you wish to have your graduation regalia shipped to you for an extra $18.95, please complete the Student Regalia Order Form which must be faxed to Michelle Foster at 301-314-7858. A credit card number will be required to process your order.

For Shady Grove students, regalia is also available for purchase at the USG Bookstore(link is external). Students must pre-order their regalia in person by November 18th. 

Degrees will be posted to the student's record 2-4 weeks after graduation.

Diplomas are typically mailed 4-6 weeks after graduation. They will not be mailed if students have outstanding financial obligations to the University (example: parking tickets, overdue books, or unpaid tuition bills). Contact the Diploma Office (301-314-8270) for questions regarding a diploma not received 6 weeks following the semester’s completion.

If you must change the address of where your diploma should be mailed, please contact the Diploma Office at (301) 314-8270.

Fall 2016 - Masters of Business Administration (MBA) including MBA/MS and other joint degrees.

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