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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


Saturday, May 6

MBA Commencement Ceremony; Queally Hall; Ukrop Auditorium

Commencement Speaker
2016 Main Speaker

John Fernandez

Fernandez is the founder and former CEO of Daystar Desserts, a manufacturer of upscale desserts and cheesecakes sold in supermarkets across the nation. He is a renowned business executive and has been involved with The Richmond MBA program for years offering students a chance to apply their knowledge gained in the classroom to contribute to real business issues.

2016 Student Speaker


Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 6



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