Congratulations to the Class of 2015!


Please join us for our 50th annual Commencement Ceremony featuring our Distinguished Commencement Speaker Paul Merage, Chairman and CEO of MIG with Chancellor Howard Gillman.
 
Monday, June 15, 2015

Graduate Check-in Time for Class Photos: 8:00 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Bren Events Center, UC Irvine Campus


Reception immediately follows on the Merage School grounds


The Paul Merage School of Business is pleased to be graduating nearly 540 new business leaders at all levels -- including our Undergraduate business majors, our Full-Time, Fully Employed, Executive and Health Care Executive MBAs, our Masters of 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 below and those emailed to you by your Merage School program office (NOT those instructions from UCIAA). Our 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 to audition to sing the National Anthem at our ceremony.
  
STUDENT SPEAKER: The Merage School is pleased to invite auditions for a graduating student speaker to represent the Class of 2015. Please download the Student Commencement Speaker Application Instructions early to meet the initial March 31, 2015 deadline.


UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTIONS

 
CAP & GOWN PURCHASING:  Undergraduates participating in Commencement are required to purchase their Cap and Gown through UCIAA.  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 8:00 am. Signs at the Bren Center will direct you where to meet for class photos and procession lineup by the tennis courts. Please wear your cap and gown. Your class will be asked to split up into two lines for the procession. 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 2015, 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. MBA regalia orders should be placed online between February 15 and March 31, 2015:    
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 ceremony in one of the drop boxes outside the Bren Center. Any rentals not returned directly after the ceremony will be assessed a $400 fee.
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIME: Please plan to arrive no later than 8:00 am. Signs at the Bren Center will direct you where to meet for class photos and procession lineup by the tennis courts. 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.
 

MPAc INSTRUCTIONS

  
CAP & GOWN RENTAL ORDERING:  All graduates must have proper regalia to participate in the ceremony. MPAc regalia orders should be placed online between February 15 and March 31, 2015:   
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 8:00 am. Signs at the Bren Center will direct you where to meet for class photos and procession lineup by the tennis courts. 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.
 
 

PHD INSTRUCTIONS

 
CAP & GOWN ORDERING:  PhDs participating in Commencement are required to purchase their Cap and Gown.  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.
 
CEREMONY CHECK IN TIME
: Please plan to meet in the Koll Room (lower level of the Bren Center) no later than 8:30 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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