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Day of Ceremony Instructions / Graduation Reception / Commonly Asked Questions
Please thoroughly review this site for important information and steps that you must complete to receive your diploma and participate in the graduation ceremony. If you have additional questions that are not addressed on this site, please contact your academic advisor.
Graduation To-Do List
All students are required to submit a
Graduation Application in order to receive their KATZ degree. (Please note: Submitting a graduation application is required even if you are not planning to attend the graduation ceremony). Please refer to the published deadlines on this page for information on when to submit your graduation application. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted to Mervis 301. After submission of your application, your academic advisor will conduct a preliminary graduation check. Students will be informed by email if they are on track for graduation or if there are any outstanding items that they must complete in order to be eligible to graduate. Please refer to the Graduation To-Do List above to access the instuctions on how to fill out the application.
Katz conducts one graduation ceremony per year. The ceremony is traditionally held at the end of April each year. Students that are invited to participate in the ceremony include: those that graduated a semester prior (Dec. graduates), those that anticipate meeting graduation at the end of the spring semester, and those that anticipate meeting all graduation requirements the following semester (summer graduates).
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Commonly Asked Questions
How early do I need to arrive for the ceremony?
You are expected to be at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 12pm (noon).
What is the dress code for the ceremony?
All: Business Casual attire should be worn underneath your gown- No Jeans or Boots! Please wear nice shoes that you are comfortable to walk in because it is a lengthy walk across the graduation stage. Officially sanctioned regalia is also required to participate in the graduation ceremony.
Gentlemen: If you wear a suit, leave your jacket with your guests. You will be sitting/standing for an extended period of time. To avoid the risk of overheating or becoming uncomfortable, do not wear a jacket during the ceremony itself.
Where do I purchase my regalia?
Officially sanctioned regalia is required to participate in the graduation ceremony. Graduation Regalis must be purchased at the university-wide Graduation Central Fair. Graduation Central will be held on April 11 (Tues) and April 12 (Wed) from 11am to 7pm in the J.W. Connolly Ballroom at Alumni Hall. The cost of cap and gown (including your hood and tassel) will be $57 (plus tax). Please visit the university store website for additional information (including how to purchase graduation announcements). No other separate orders will be taken so please be sure to attend Graduation Central and purchase your cap and gown at that time.
What do I need to bring with me to the ceremony?
Be sure to bring all of four (4) pieces of regalia: robe; hood (blue and gold); cap; and tassel to the event. If you do not have all of the pieces in your regalia package, you will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. Please double check for all items when you pick up your regalia package from Graduation Central. Please make sure all guests that you invite bring their ticket to the ceremony.
Is there a secure place where I can keep my belongings during the ceremony?
No. To avoid the loss or theft of personal articles, please leave personal belongings with family or friends: bags, purses, cameras, phones, etc. There will
not be a secure area for you to store your belongings during the ceremony.
Is there assigned seating for the ceremony?
No, guest seating is on a first come, first seated basis!
Is photography allowed?
A professional photographer by Grad Images will be in attendance to take each graduates photograph during the ceremony. Guests are also welcome to take their own photos while being courteous to other guests and graduates. Please do not pose for photographs as you walk across the stage.
How do I purchase the pictures that were taken?
You will be emailed directly by Grad Images after the ceremony with information on how to purchase photographs.
I would like to invite more guests than my alloted ticket amount, can I receive more tickets?
Each guest is required to have a ticket in order to attend the ceremony. If the number of tickets you need exceeds the number of tickets allotted, you may inform us at the time of ticket pick-up how many extra tickets you need. We also reccomend contacting classmates to see if anyone has extra tickets that they would be willing to give away.
Are the facilities handicapped accessible?
Yes. Please contact your academic advisor for further information.
I received an email about graduation on Thursday, April 26th, but this website states April 28th. Which is correct?
The Katz Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, APril 27th.
The University is also holding a seperate ceremony for graduate students on Thursday, April 26th.
You are welcome to attend both ceremonies, but you will need to RSVP for both ceremonies separately. You are not required to attend both. Most Katz students only attend our ceremony.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions and/or concerns?
If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact the MBA Advisors at email@example.com or Tori Ivock in the MBA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org