Ceremony Logistics
Ceremony Logistics
 

Class Photos

 
Class Photo

Class photos will take place in the hours before the ceremony. Please do not arrive to the Anderson complex with your regalia still wrapped in the Grad Etc. package. Take a steam iron to it at home then carefully get dressed in it when you exit your vehicle at campus.

Ph.D. class photo: 2:00 p.m.- Gold Hall Atrium

FEMBA class photo: 2:30 p.m. - Janss Steps

EMBA class photo: 2:30 p.m. - North Stairs

MBA class photo: 3:00 p.m. - Janss Steps

Please note that you will be facing into the sunlight for your class photo so try to adjust your eyes by removing your sunglasses before the photo is taken.

 

 

Processional Lines

 

Graduates will begin lining up for the processional at 3:15 p.m. Each program has its own designated location for the processional lines.

Full-Time MBA Program

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.

Doctoral Program

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.

 

Stage Instructions and Ceremony Photography

 

Doctoral Candidates

Each doctoral candidate and his/her dissertation will be announced by the dean on stage, and their photos will be taken. Doctoral graduates will return to their seats after being hooded. 

EMBA/FEMBA/MBA Candidates

Ushers will indicate to all graduates when to stand and when to walk towards the stage. Names will be called from both the left and right sides of the stage. Each graduate will be photographed 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 (please do not stop to shake the name reader's hand). Your name will be announced as you walk towards center stage where 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).  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.