You will need to line up on the Anderson School side of the walkway between the Anderson School and Kaufman Hall immediately following the MBA Class Photo. There is no assigned order to the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the EMBA or FEMBA program processional line.
Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) Program
You will need to line up on the Kaufman Hall side of the walkway between the Anderson School and Kaufman Hall. There is no assigned order to the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the EMBA or Full-Time MBA program processional line.
Executive MBA Program
You will need to line up on the southeast side of the Collins Building immediately following the EMBA Class Photo. There is no assigned order of the processional so you can line-up in the order of your choosing. Just do not get into the FEMBA or Full-Time MBA processional lines.
You will enter Wilson Plaza along with the official processional party. Your line up will occur in the Executive Dining Room along with the Dean, professors, and keynote speaker.
Recognition of Candidates
Each doctoral candidate will be acknowledged on the stage. The Dean of the Doctoral Program will call you to the front of the stage, while reading the title of your dissertation, your dissertation chair or co-chairs, and whom you will be hooded by. Afterwards, you will return to your seat on stage.
Ushers will indicate to all graduates when to stand and when to walk towards stage-left or stage-right. We will alternate calling names individually from the left and right sides of the stage. Your photograph will be taken near the base of the steps leading to the stage. After your photo has been taken, ascend the stage and hand your card to the name reader on your side of the stage. Your name will be announced as you walk towards center stage. Please do not stop to shake the name reader's hand.
As you walk towards center stage you will accept a certificate commemorating the day from either Dean Olian or the Commencement speaker (depending on which side of the stage you are located). They will be stationed at center stage. Shake hands with the one who is stationed on your side of the stage and pause briefly for another photograph then descend the center stage staircase and return to your seat. To avoid a back-up of graduates on stage, continue walking as you are being photographed.