Saturday, June 14, 2014
Universitywide Commencement Ceremony
  with U.S. President Barack Obama
  10:30am to 1:30pm at Anaheim Stadium

Gates open 6:30am; Grad check-in 7:00am; Guests must be seated by 10:30am; Ceremony begins 11:30am
(click here to view the event online)

(Tickets required; registration for this ceremony has closed; visit this universitywide event link for details as they are made available)


PLUS


Monday, June 16, 2014

The Paul Merage School of Business Ceremony

with Taco Bell CEO Greg Creed

(all graduates will be individually recognized at this celebration)

Bren Events Center, UC Irvine Campus

(click here to view the event online)

8:30am to 10:00am

See specific class instructions below for check in times and regalia ordering.

Reception immediately follows on the Merage School grounds.


The Paul Merage School of Business is pleased to be graduating new business leaders at all levels -- including our Undergraduate business majors, our Full-Time, Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive MBAs, our Masters in Professional Accountancy and our Doctorate candidates.

Please see our FAQ page that covers a variety of information not found on other pages.

 

ALL MERAGE SCHOOL GRADUATES


PLEASE NOTE: Please follow all instructions emailed to you by your Merage School program office (NOT those instructions from UCIAA). Our School Commencement Ceremony is conducted differently than other school ceremonies and many of the procedures are different. Contact us if you have any questions.

NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER:  Please see the directions on the UC Irvine Commencement website to sign up before April 16 to audition to sing the National Anthem at our ceremony.

  

UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONS

 

CAP & GOWN PURCHASING:  Undergraduates participating in Commencement are required to purchase their Cap and Gown before April 11 for 2014.  See the UCI Alumni Association website for more information and pricing.

CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION:
The Undergraduate Program Office will contact you with instructions when regalia is ready to be picked up at the Program Office (approximately June 1). 
 
CAP & GOWN AFTER GRADUATION: Undergrad regalia is non-returnable; your cap, tassel and gown are yours to keep!
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIME
: Please plan to arrive no later than 7:00 am and signs at the Bren Center will direct you where to meet for class photos and procession lineup. Please wear your cap and gown. Your class will be asked to split up into two lines that will each walk down the center aisle to your seats. Grads are in no particular order so you can sit with your friends to celebrate the day. See the FAQ page to help your guests know where to look for you.


PHOTOS:  GradImages is the official event photographer that will be taking several different shots of each graduate. Starting in May 2014, you can pre-register to receive more information at www.GradImages.com; search on "Irvine" and select the Merage School.
 

MPAc INSTRUCTIONS

  
CAP & GOWN RENTAL ORDERING:  All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the ceremony. Contact your program office if missed the ordering deadline.
  
CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION: The MPAc Programs Offices will contact you with instructions when regalia is ready to be picked up at your Program Office (approximately June 1). All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the ceremony. Please click here for instructions and how to wear the Masters hood. 
 
GOWN & HOOD RENTAL RETURNS: Your cap and tassel are yours to keep; gowns and hoods must be returned immediately after the last ceremony you are attending in one of the drop boxes at Anaheim Stadium, the Bren Center, or the Merage School Reception area. Any rentals not returned directly after the ceremony will be assessed a $400 fee.
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIMES: Please plan to arrive no later than 7:00 am and signs at the Bren Center will direct you where to meet for class photos and procession lineup. Please wear your cap and gown; click here to learn how to wear the Masters hood or assistance will be provided at the Bren Center. Your class will be asked to split up into two lines that will each walk down the center aisle to your seats. Grads are in no particular order so you can sit with your friends to celebrate the day. See the FAQ page to help your guests know where to look for you.

PHOTOS:  GradImages is the official event photographer that will be taking several different shots of each graduate. Next May, you can pre-register to receive more information at www.GradImages.com; search on "Irvine" and select the Merage School.
 

MBA INSTRUCTIONS

  
CAP & GOWN RENTAL ORDERING:  All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the ceremony. Contact your program office if you missed the deadline.
   
CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION: The MBA Programs Offices will contact you with instructions when regalia is ready to be picked up at your Program Office (approximately June 1). All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the ceremony. Please click here for instructions and how to wear the Masters hood. 
 
GOWN & HOOD RENTAL RETURNS: Your cap and tassel are yours to keep; gowns and hoods must be returned immediately after the last ceremony you are attending in one of the drop boxes at Anaheim Stadium, the Bren Center, or the Merage School Reception area.. Any rentals not returned directly after the ceremony will be assessed a $400 fee.
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIMES: Signs at the Bren Center will direct graduates on where to meet for class photos and procession lineup. Please wear your cap and gown; click here to learn how to wear the Masters hood or assistance will be provided at the Bren Center. Your class will be asked to split up into two lines that will each walk down the center aisle to your seats. Grads are in no particular order so you can sit with your friends to celebrate the day. See the FAQ page to help your guests know where to look for you.
  • Full Time MBA:  Check in by 7:00 am
  • FEMBA:  Check in by 7:00 am
  
  • EMBA:  Check in by 6:30 am
  • HCEMBA:  Check in by 6:30 am
  
PHOTOS:  GradImages is the official event photographer that will be taking several different shots of each graduate. Next May, you can pre-register to receive more information at www.GradImages.com; search on "Irvine" and select the Merage School.
 
 

PHD INSTRUCTIONS

 
CAP & GOWN ORDERING:  PhDs participating in Commencement are required to purchase their Cap and Gown before April 11.  See the UCI Alumni Association website for more information and pricing.
 
CAP & GOWN DISTRIBUTION: The PhD Program Office will contact you with instructions when regalia is ready to be picked up at the Program Office (approximately June 1). All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
  
HOODING CEREMONY: Although the University holds a graduate hooding ceremony, the traditional Hooding Ceremony for Merage School PhD candidates takes place on stage at our Commencement Ceremony on June 16.
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIME
: Please plan to meet in the Koll Room (lower level of the Bren Center) no later than 7:30 am for hooding and pictures.  PhD graduates march in the procession with the faculty and sit in the front row facing the stage.
 
PHOTOS:  GradImages is the official event photographer that will be taking several different shots of each graduate. Next May, you can pre-register to receive more information at www.GradImages.com; search on "Irvine" and select the Merage School.
 
CAP & GOWN AFTER GRADUATION: PhD regalia is non-returnable; your cap, tassel, hood and gown are yours to keep!
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