MBA Graduation

The Smith School Commencement Ceremony will be Friday, May 20th at 9:00am. 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 Friday, May 20th. Please click here to RSVP: is external)

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.

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 ( 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(link is external). Students must pre-order their regalia in person by April 15th.

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

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