Graduate Programs

Graduation and Hooding

Business Graduate Programs

Things To Do Before You Graduate

Important details are provided below. Please read carefully.

  1. File for Graduation
    In the first week of your graduating semester, you must submit a Graduating Student Form so the Graduate School can certify your graduation.
  2. Confirm Commencement Attendance. Baylor assumes all graduates will walk in the commencement ceremony. If you are unable to attend, notify the Registrar's Office by completing the Non-participation Form. If you submit the Non-participation Form, your diploma will be mailed to you after the ceremony.
  3. Confirm Hooding Ceremony Attendance and Provide Information. The Business School will host a Hooding Ceremony and reception to present you with your master's hood.
  4. Purchase Cap and Gown Graduates wear traditional academic dress which you may purchase at the Baylor Bookstore on campus. Master's degree regalia includes a cap, gown, tassel, and hood. The color of the hood is "drab" (tan).

Hooding Ceremony

The Hankamer School of Business hosts Hooding Ceremonies to recognize our graduate business degree candidates. During the ceremony a faculty member places the master's hood over the head of the graduate, signifying his or her success in completing the graduate program. The ceremony is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. Families and friends are invited to join the celebration. The Hooding Ceremony is in addition to the Commencement Ceremony at the Ferrell Center.

Schedule for Spring 2018

MACC and MTAX Graduates

DATE: Friday, May 11, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Waco Hall

Immediately after the ceremony, graduates and guests can attend a reception in the Waco Hall atrium.

MBA, MBA/MSIS, MBA/JD, and MBA/MSW Graduates

DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2018
TIME: 9:30 a.m. Ceremony; Reception to follow
PLACE: Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room #240

Immediately after the ceremony, graduates and guests can attend a reception in the Business School atrium on the first floor.

GRADUATES: Line up in Foster Rooms #143/144 no less than 30 minutes prior to their ceremony start time.

Online MBA, MSECO, and MSIS Graduates

DATE: Saturday, May 12, 2018
TIME: 11:30 a.m.; Reception is prior to the ceremony, starting at 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Room #240

Prior to the ceremony, graduates and guests can attend a reception in the Business School atrium on the first floor. Doors for the ceremony should open at 11:00 a.m. with ample seating for all guests.

GRADUATES: Line up in Foster Rooms #143/144 no less than 30 minutes prior to their ceremony start time.

All graduates need to: RSVP for Hooding Ceremony.

Alumni Opportunities

  • Keep a Baylor email address: To access your new alumni.baylor.edu account, see Alumni Email.
  • Join the Baylor Network: Baylor MBA alumni can benefit from the significant network capital that exists with our graduates. As a graduate of either the full-time or executive MBA program, we invite you to join the Baylor Network.

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