Honoring Master's and Ph.D. Candidates
Congratulations on your achievement! Graduation will be here soon and we want to help YOU prepare.
Plan to attend the Eller College of Management Graduate Student Convocation on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Centennial Hall on the campus of the University of Arizona.
Graduates must register online by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 to be sure that your name and quote are featured when you walk on stage.
Fact sheets have been created to help save you time preparing for this exciting celebration.
Download this information and feel free to share and send to others:
- Convocation Prep 501 for Graduate Students
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Family and Friends
- How to Wear Your Hood
To ensure that all aspects of Convocation go smoothly, please read the following information carefully:
- Key Dates
- Preparing for Convocation
- Agenda for Eller Convocation
- Convocation Instructions
- Directions, Parking, and Maps
|Date and Time||Event or Deadline|
|March 21-24, 2017||UA Bookstore GradFest
uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation for more information
|Friday, March 31, 2017
|Eller Convocation Online Registration Deadline
|Sunday, May 14, 2017
|Eller College of Management Graduate Programs Convocation
Centennial Hall, The University of Arizona
UA Bookstore presents GradFest, with one-stop shopping for graduation needs including regalia (required for UA and Eller College ceremonies). GradFest will take place from March 21 to 24, 2017. Check out uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation for times and additional information.
All participants are required to wear academic regalia. Regalia can be purchased from UA BookStores at the Student Union in person or online at uabookstore.arizona.edu/graduation. Master’s candidate academic attire consists of a navy blue gown with longer sleeves, navy blue cap (to match the gown), a black tassel, and a hood. The universal business school hood color is called “drab” — a beige/khaki color. Cost of regalia is approximately $86 without shipping. To allow enough time for shipping, online orders must be received no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.
Personalized graduation announcements are available through Jostens online at www.jostens.com. Contact individual vendors for deadlines and be sure to verify information before finalizing the order.
Be sure to complete the online registration for the Eller College of Management Graduate Student Convocation as instructed above. When registering online, indicate the number of guests you expect will attend. Please note information about tickets below.
All guests are now required to have tickets to enter Centennial Hall. Tickets are limited to 10 per student; however, if you require additional tickets, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Departments will have sign-up lists for you to request additional tickets. Please only request as many tickets as you will use.
Professional graduation photos will be taken by Thomas Veneklasen. Mr. Veneklasen's work has appeared in magazines and publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Homes and Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. You have the option of purchasing the individual portraits taken during the hooding ceremony and additional copies of the group photo. View and order prints in late May online. This link will be available until December 2017. Proofs will also be sent by mail if you opt-in when registering online for Convocation.
|8:00 a.m.||Centennial Hall doors open for guest seating|
|8:15 a.m.||Graduating students and faculty assemble backstage, Centennial Hall, in academic regalia|
|8:50 a.m.||Faculty and students process in order around Centennial Hall to main entrance|
||Introduction and welcome|
|Hooding of Class of 2017
||Hooding by department|
|Recessional||Students exit Centennial Hall in order first; friends and family follow|
Approximately 11:00 a.m.
|All attendees are welcome to enjoy light refreshments under the tent outside Centennial Hall immediately following the ceremony|
Formal regalia is required to be worn for both the UA Commencement (if you plan to attend) and the Eller College Graduate Programs Convocation. Appropriate attire for graduate business students is dress slacks with a shirt and tie or a dress. Jackets are not required as the temperatures may be warm in May. You will be walking down the aisles to reach the stage so choose shoes you are comfortable wearing on hard floors with several steps.
Guests may enter Centennial Hall’s main entrance beginning at 8:00 a.m. Each guest must have a ticket to enter the venue.
Centennial Hall is located west of Old Main on University Boulevard. View the UApresents website for specific directions, which include information for handicapped parking (also note section below) and view the map below.
There are a limited number of handicapped parking spaces in the surface lot east of Centennial Hall. Access to the lot is from South Campus Drive. Guests may find it most convenient to park temporarily in front of Centennial Hall on University Boulevard to unload disabled individuals and then move the vehicle to a parking garage or surface lot.
For additional information, please consult with your department coordinator, or contact our events manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Header photo of McClelland Hall courtesy Eller College of Management.