Graduate School of Management Ceremony

For complete commencement information and to register, go to the GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT COMMENCEMENT WEBSITE.

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
  • Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Hall


Candidates for degrees will assemble in academic dress in Jackson Hall at 7:30 a.m. The class pictures will be taken at 8:15 a.m. in Jackson Hall. At 9:15 a.m., candidates will proceed to the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, for the processional line-up. The faculty and stage party in academic dress will assemble in the backstage dressing room at Jackson Hall.

Order of Procession

The procession will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. The order of the procession will be marshal, degree candidates, faculty and official stage party. Degree candidates and the faculty will be seated on stage.


The ceremony will include remarks by distinguished speakers, the presentation of awards and the conferring of degrees and hoods. At the appropriate part of the ceremony, each candidate will move to the stage, be invested with the hood, cross the stage to receive congratulations and then to the risers on the stage. The ceremony will close with a recessional.

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See information about photographs on the Graduate School of Management commencement site.


Following the ceremony, a reception will be held for degree recipients, their families and friends, and friends of the Graduate School of Management in Vanderhoef Studio Theatre of the Mondavi Center.

Gown and Hood Return

To avoid a late-return charge, gowns must be returned to the collection staff at the reception in the lobby of the Mondavi Center immediately following the ceremony or to the UC Davis Bookstore no later than Wednesday, June 21. Hoods are the property of the Graduate School of Management and will be collected at a designated table at the reception.

For rental information, see Academic Dress under General Information.


Please refer to the ticket information under General Information for all Degree Candidates.


Questions regarding the ceremony should be directed to the GSM Office of Student Services, (530) 752-3593, or the GSM website.

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