Guests should plan to arrive at 11:45 a.m. and be seated by 12:15 p.m. Special accommodations for those with disabilities can be made with advance notice to the Commencement Coordinator. Five working days’ notice is required. Tel: 800-838-2580 ext. 125.
The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Crystal Gateway. Robing time will be 12:00 p.m. Please arrive promptly so that the Commencement marshals will have time to put you in the correct sequence for the procession. Please ask your guests to attend to your personal belongings.
During the ceremony you will receive a blank diploma case. Your diploma will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks, once you have completed your degree requirements.
D.B.A candidates will carry their academic hoods (over their left arms) during the procession and their approach to the platform. They will be hooded, on stage, as these are considered terminal degrees. All master’s degree candidates should wear their hoods for the procession.
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