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MBA Ceremony

The MBA Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 11:30am to include candidates receiving MBA degrees from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business. 

The MBA Ceremony will take place in the Ukrop Auditorium in Queally Hall.

Tickets are not required for this event. 

The MBA Ceremony is anticipated to last approximately one hour.

Below you will find information regarding receptions and other events related to the MBA Ceremony. This list will be updated as events are confirmed.

Friday, May 11
MBA Graduation Reception
Jepson Alumni Center, Robins Pavilion
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
MBA Commencement Ceremony
Queally Hall; Ukrop Auditorium
Commencement Speaker
2018 Main Speaker
Ting Xu

Ting Xu, a Shanghai native, founded Evergreen Enterprises in her Richmond, Virginia suburban home in 1993 with $20,000. From a small decorative flag line, Evergreen has grown to be one of the leading gift, garden and home decor companies in North America, with over 1,400 employees.

Under her leadership the Company has completed numerous succcessful acquisitions including the 2010 purchase of Plow & Hearth. She is a member of the Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council. She also is an advocate for Chinese-American relations, sponsoring events like VMFA's Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, the Richmond Ballet's Road to China.

2018 Student Speaker

Amber Answine

Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 12

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.