Graduation

At The Bryan School Of Business and Economics

TO DO LIST FOR GRADUATING SENIORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Bryan School of Business and Economics will once again host our Graduation and Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2024, immediately following the University’s Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. Students who graduated in December 2023, who are graduating in May 2024, and who are anticipating graduating in August 2024 are invited to participate in in the Bryan School ceremony. If you plan to participate in the Bryan School ceremony, you must RSVP by submitting the form found on the right-hand side of this page.

  • Apply to graduate– Deadlines for Graduate and Undergraduate students differ
    The Undergraduate application for students completing their degree this spring is March 8, 2024.   
    The Graduate application closed on January 15, 2024. 
    The Undergraduate application for students completing their degree this summer will open on March 11, 2024.
    The Graduate application for students completing their degree this summer is open now.
    Students must submit their application by April 1, 2024, to be included in The Bryan School Graduation and Awards program.
  • RSVP! Inform The Bryan School of your intent to participate in The Bryan School Graduation and Awards ceremony, at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.  All students who plan to participate in our ceremony MUST RSVP (RSVP to the right-hand side of the page).
  • Purchase Regalia Undergraduate and Graduate regalia purchases may be made online here or at the Bookstore, located in the Elliot University Center, no later than April 7th. Undergraduate students who are eligible to graduate with honors according to the guidelines in the Undergraduate Catalog may pick up honors cords in the Bookstore around the middle of April. The Bookstore will have a list of students eligible for honors cords. The honors designation is tentative until final grades are recorded. If you have questions regarding regalia, contact the Bookstore at 336-334-5563.

WHAT TO DO AND EXPECT During the Bryan School Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Our ceremony, which is different from the two ceremonies put on by the University, will begin with a processional of all participants, followed by greetings and speeches from the Dean, The Bryan School Alumni President, presentation of student awards, recognition of graduates as names are called, and the recessional. The ceremony is expected to last about 2 hours.

PARTICIPATING STUDENTS:

  • Arrive to the Special Events Center no later than 1:30 p.m. for check-in and lineup (expect heavy traffic). Click here for a map of your assembly area and entrance.
  • Our ceremony will follow the University’s Undergraduate Commencement CeremonyThe Doctoral and Master’s Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024. These are separate events and you can choose to participate in either or both.  Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students must RSVP to attend their University Commencement Ceremony by April 5, 2024.
  • There is NO rehearsal.
  • No guest tickets or parking passes are required.
  • All students will be required to go through a metal detector before entering the lineup area. Please take note of the Coliseum Complex bag policy and full list of prohibited items here.
    • Large golf or non-telescopic umbrellas are prohibited from entering the Coliseum Complex.
  • Bryan School Graduation and Awards Ceremony programs will be provided in a digital, print-ready format and distributed as a PDF on our Website. Names of the December 2023 graduates, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduation candidates who have applied to graduate by April 1, 2024 will be included in the program.
  • All student names will be called, and students will walk across the stage to be recognized.
  • The processional begins promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Tips for an Enjoyable Experience

  • Please note: Students will stand in the lineup space prior to processing into the Coliseum.  We recommend wearing shoes that are comfortable for standing for long periods and walking across the stage.
  • If you, a friend, or family member has restricted mobility or is deaf or hard of hearing, we have information listed below. We ask that you submit requests for accommodations in your RSVP form. All requests will be reviewed by event organizers, and reasonable accommodations will be made.

Please note that participation in the ceremony does not presume graduation from the university. Degrees are conferred only after all academic requirements are met and the Board of Trustees has taken official action. We congratulate you on your accomplishments and look forward to seeing you at the ceremony.

PARKING

  • Parking is free and no passes are required for students or guests.
  • Expect heavy traffic on the day of ceremony. The University will be holding the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony prior to our event, so please plan accordingly.

Restricted Mobility

  • The Greensboro Coliseum is adequately equipped with seating to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. When guests arrive at the Coliseum, they should proceed to one of the following restricted mobility seating area sections: 106, 112, 116, 118, 124, or 128 (see map). Guests with restricted mobility should enter the Coliseum from the ground floor of the East Wing of the Special Events Center (see map). ADA drop-off locations are located in front of the ACC Hall of Champions and in front of the Special Events Center (see map). The elevator will be clearly marked. Contact the Guest Services Manager of the Greensboro Coliseum, 336.373.7461, for more information.

Guest information

  • The Bryan School Graduation and Awards Ceremony is both a joyful as well as dignified event. We ask that you express your excitement in ways that will not prevent others from hearing the speakers and enjoying the ceremony. Any distracting noisemakers, such as air horns, are prohibited and will be confiscated by Coliseum security.
  • Guests will be required to enter the Coliseum through a metal detector. Click here to view a full list of prohibited items and the Coliseum bag policy.
  • Alcohol is not permitted in the Coliseum during our ceremony. Security officers will be present to seize any alcohol and to prohibit any who may have already consumed alcohol from marching.
  • Security and emergency medical personnel will be available to provide a safe environment for all commencement participants and guests.
  • All electronic devices should be turned off to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the ceremony.
  • Tickets and parking passes are not required for guests attending the event on Friday, May 3rd .
  • The Bryan School Graduation and Awards Ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to last approximately 2 hours.

INFORMATION FOR RESTRICTED MOBILITY AND HEARING IMPAIRED

Restricted Mobility

  • The Greensboro Coliseum is adequately equipped with seating to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. When guests arrive at the Coliseum, they should proceed to one of the following restricted mobility seating area sections: 106, 112, 116, 118, 124, or 128 (see map). Guests with restricted mobility should enter the Coliseum from the ground floor of the East Wing of the Special Events Center (see map). ADA drop-off locations are located in front of the ACC Hall of Champions and in front of the Special Events Center (see map). The elevator will be clearly marked. Contact the Guest Services Manager of the Greensboro Coliseum, 336.373.7461, for more information.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Reserved seating for guests who read American Sign Language will be available in section 127; email [email protected] to reserve seats in this section by Tuesday, May 1, 2024.

The Coliseum offers Assistive Listening Devices—for those who are hard of hearing but do not read sign language—which work in any area of the Arena. Upon arrival, go to the Guest Services booth on the Concourse at Section 103 to secure an ALD. Guests should be prepared to leave a North Carolina Driver’s License or other form of ID, which will be returned when the device is returned.

For more information about the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and the ADA standards in place, please visit there website here.

REMINDER FROM THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Congratulations, Spartans! When you celebrate your achievements this year and take pictures with your friends and family so you can cherish this moment forever, remember glitter is litter (#GlitterIsLitter) and will remain in the environment forever, too. Please help keep our beautiful award-winning campus clean. Instead of using glitter, confetti, streamers, or balloons in your pictures, we recommend using bubbles or the filters on your phone. Learn more about UNCG’s zero-waste efforts.

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