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MBA Ceremony

Events are open to relatives and guests of the graduate. The number after each event location refers to the location key numbers shown on the campus map. The shaded areas on the map show parking adjacent to event locations.

Commencement exercises are expected to end by 12:30 p.m. for the MBA ceremony.

Friday, May 5
MBA Graduation Reception
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 6
MBA Commencement Ceremony
Queally Hall; Ukrop Auditorium
Commencement Speaker
2017 Main Speaker

Robert Reynolds, a 1998 MBA alum, is principal at Reynolds Development. He served on the Robins School’s Executive Advisory Council from 2004 to 2016. Before joining Reynolds he served as vice president of leasing for The Cordish Company, a commercial real estate development company in Baltimore. He also started and managed a distribution business that sold software products to manufacturers.

2017 Student Speaker

Dhruv Sethi graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the VCU Honors College in a joint BS/MD program. Before proceeding with medical school, Dhruv graduated early from college and completed his Masters in Public Health at George Washington University. Dhruv started the Richmond MBA in Spring 2016, and subsequently led the MBA Leadership Council as President. After graduating, he will begin his work towards becoming a physician by starting medical school this summer at the Medical College of Virginia here in Richmond. His aspirations are to become active in health care policy and administration to create better access of care for communities in need.

Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 6

Location for student check-in is Q158 at 10:00 a.m.

Location for faculty check-in is Q154 at 10:45 a.m.


Convenient access to the commencement exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or are in need of special assistance.

 Parking for disabled guests is located in the front of the parking lots directly adjacent to the Robins School of Business (R8 and R10).


Limited handicapped seating will be available in the front of Queally Auditorium for the ceremony. Other family members may sit directly behind them in non-handicapped seating. Additional overflow seating will be available in Molechert Commons, which will be accessible for people with disabilities. 

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests. Families and friends may rent wheelchairs from local establishments to be used while on campus. The following are provided as a courtesy:

RVA Medical Supply - (804) 543-7788