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|Tuesday, May 14, 2013
GWSB Graduation Gala
|7:30-11:00pm||The Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture|
|Kogod Courtyard (8th and F Streets, NW)|
|Thursday, May 16, 2013
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
|5:00 pm||Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW)|
|Reception to followDuques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall|
|Thursday, May 16, 2013
GWSB Awards Ceremony
|6:00 pm||Reception - Marvin Center Great Hall, (800 21st Street, NW)|
|7:00 pm||Awards Ceremony - Marvin Center Betts Theatre, (800 21st Street, NW)|
|Friday, May 17, 2013
|2:45 pm||Student lineup, Funger Hall Lobby (2201 G Street, NW)|
|3:30 pm||Celebration Ceremony, Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW)|
|Following the ceremony: Graduates/Family Reception (Duques Hall lobby and 1st Floor)|
|Sunday, May 19, 2013
|09:00 am||All Graduates Line-Up for Procession|
|09:30 am||Procession begins|
|10:00 am||George Washington University Commencement, The National Mall|
Visit http://commencement.gwu.edu for more information.
Number of tickets per School of Business student:
During ticket distribution hours students may sign up for extra GWSB celebration tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will be notified by May 10, 2013 regarding their request for additional tickets.
Schedule of ticket distribution:
Thursday, April 25, 2013 and Friday, April 26, 2013
10:00 am - 8:00 pm Duquès Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Duquès Hall, 1st Floor Lobby
Monday - Friday, May 1 - 10, 2013 -- (Monday-Friday ONLY)
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Duquès Hall, Suite 355
School Celebration tickets and University Commencement tickets will be distributed to Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 graduates only by GWSB Office of Events. A valid GWorld card and a graduation survey confirmation receipt are required to pick up your tickets in person.
If you have not completed the mandatory online graduation survey go to https://www.gwu.edu/oapa/graduation/.
Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 non-specialized degree graduates should e-mail email@example.com to make arrangements for School of Business Celebration tickets. Commencement tickets for Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 graduates will be mailed by April 19, 2013 by the Office of University Events.
All GW School of Business Celebration tickets will be distributed by the Office of Events except:
Tickets for distance students only will be distributed by Antonio Beckley. For additional information, please contact Antonio Beckley (202-994-2110).
Tickets will be distributed by the Office of Graduate Programs, Duquès Hall, Suite 550. For additional information, please contact Shane Maye (202-994-3033).
Tickets will be distributed to students who are registered for graduation by the STAR EMBA Program Office. For additional information, please contact Karen Akers at 202-994-4776.
Tickets will be distributed by the Office of Graduate Programs, Duquès Hall, Suite 550. For additional information, please contact Stephanie Clark (202-994-4439).
Tickets will be distributed from Ashburn Campus. For additional information, please contact Karen Cholakis (703-726-8310).
Tickets for distance students only will be distributed during residency week. For additional information, please contact Cambria Happ at (202-994-6122).
Tickets will be distributed by the Office of Doctoral Programs, Duquès Hall, Suite 450. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Huff (202-994-6298).
All students must wear cap and gown for the School of Business Celebration and during Commencement.Visit the GW Commencement site for ordering information.
ONLY graduates should arrive at Funger Hall (2201 G Street, NW) during the designated arrival time: 2:45 pm.
All family and guests of graduates must proceed directly to the Smith Center and be seated by 3:15pm in the Charles E. Smith Center. Overflow viewing space for the ceremony will be available in the 1st and 2nd floor classrooms of Duques Hall (151, 152, 254, 255, and 258), entrance on 22nd Street.
Upon arrival in Funger Hall, 1st Floor, students should line-up behind the appropriate degree sign. The GWSB Commencement Team will be available to direct you to the appropriate area. The school commencement ceremony will last approximately two hours.
Graduates are strongly encouraged to specify, before the ceremony, the exact location where they will meet their guests at the conclusion of the Ceremony.
Visit the University’s Commencement homepage or call the GW School of Business Office of Events at 202-994-8252 for more information.
One graduate and one undergraduate student will be selected to speak about his/her experiences, lessons learned, and words of encouragement on stage in front of fellow graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff at the School of Business Celebration scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013. In addition, one Student Singer will be selected to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater.
Prospective graduates interested in being a speaker or singer at the School of Business Commencement Celebration should email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an audition time. Auditions will be held on March 20, 2013 from 10:00AM-1:00PM in Funger Hall, Room 320. Please be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute commencement speech or to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater. Everyone that auditions should send a brief bio and a recent photo to email@example.com by March 18, 2013. Selected students will receive 4 additional tickets to the GWSB Celebration. For more information please call the Office of Events at 202-994-8252. You can also download the flyer.
The University-wide student speaker competition is run through the Office of University Events. If you are interested in auditioning to speak on the National Mall, please contact the Office of University Events or visit http://commencement.gwu.edu for information.
GW Commencement Weekend is an exciting time for graduates and their families, and we hope to make the weekend's events accessible to all. In recognition of this goal, several options are available to those graduates and visitors who require interpreting services or physical accommodations.
Sign language interpreters will be provided at Commencement Weekend events on an as-needed basis, excluding University Commencement on the National Mall. To request an interpreter for an event, please visit the University Commencement website to fill out the Special Events Interpreter Form, or email Christina Galarza in Disability Support Services at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19.
Sign language interpreters will be provided at University Commencement on the National Mall on Sunday, May 19 regardless of request. If you wish to be seated near an interpreter at the ceremony, please call the Office of University Events at (202) 994-7129 to make arrangements for special seating.
The Business School Celebration will be held in the Smith Center at 600 22nd Street, NW. The building meets ADA accessibility guidelines and provides multiple options for guests with special mobility needs. However, it is important to note that the Smith Center does not reserve any type of accessible seating ahead of time.
It may be helpful to refer to the Smith Center Seating Diagram to locate the accessible seating options discussed in the Guests section, below.
Graduates who use wheelchairs or who have restricted mobility should contact the Office of Events and Information at (202) 994-8252 by April 19 to make arrangements for the Business School Celebration at the Smith Center and other Business School Commencement Weekend events.
Guests who use wheelchairs - The Smith Center's wheelchair areas are located in boxes 6 and 10, and at the front of the yellow seats in sections 202-205. Each guest using a wheelchair may be accompanied by one additional person in these sections. We recommend using either the Box Office entrance or the Northeast entrance (at the corner of G Street and 22nd Street) to the Smith Center, as both offer ample ramp access.
Guests with restricted mobility - The restricted mobility area of the Smith Center is located at the top of the blue seats in sections 102-104. Each guest sitting in this area may be accompanied by one additional person.
Please note: All guests with special needs should plan to arrive at the Smith Center early to ensure that they reach their seats comfortably. There is no special parking for the Smith Center. Generally, guests who use wheelchairs or have restricted mobility should be dropped off at the Box Office. There will be Smith Center ushers on hand should guests have questions or desire assistance in getting seated.
Please check the list of Frequently Asked Questions on the University Commencement website regarding accommodations for graduates and guests at University Commencement on the National Mall. If you should have any further questions, you may contact the Office of University Events directly at (202) 994-7129.
Summer 2012 and Fall 2012 commencement tickets are automatically mailed by mid-April.
Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 graduating students must pick up commencement tickets with School Celebration tickets. The mandatory graduation survey must be completed prior to picking up tickets.
Continue to visit Commencement homepage for more up to date information.