MBA Graduation

Fall Commencement Ceremony

Please visit the Fall 2015 Smith School Commencement Ceremony Information (link is external) for information on the Smith School Ceremony, including instructions for graduating students & guests.  Please note the Smith School ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, December 20th at 4pm.

Please visit the Fall 2015 Campus Commencement Ceremony Information(link is external) for information about the University Campus-wide Commencement ceremony. During this ceremony, students will not have their name read or walk across the stage at this ceremony.

Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA, MFin, and MS Reception

The Robert H. Smith School of Business will host a reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast for MBA, MFin, and MS graduates and their guests immediately following the commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 20th, 2015. Please click here to RSVP:

Diploma Information

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 at (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.

Cap and Gown Information

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 and email or fax to Myra Hanson by December 9th, 2015 ( sends e-mail) or 301-314-7839). 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. Students must pre-order their regalia in person by November 6th.

Graduation Application

Fall 2015 - Masters of Business Administration (MBA) including MBA/MS and other joint degrees.

Account Information from Smith IT

Please click here to read important account information from Smith IT.