Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0120 USA
- Reserve Lodging for Yourself and Guests
If you have not already done so, you and your guests should make hotel reservations now!
A listing of local hotels is provided for your convenience. You can also visit the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for additional area information and lodging options.
- Send Graduation Invitations and Announcements to Family and Friends
In February/March you will be mailed ten announcements and invitations to share with your family and friends. The announcements and invitations will be for the Saturday graduation ceremony and will have your specific program's information.
- Complete Graduation Attendance Survey and Request for Special Accommodations
You will be sent a graduation attendance survey to fill out in March. It is critical you complete this survey as it enables the Executive MBA Programs Office to plan accordingly for the graduation day festivities.
Part of the graduation attendance survey asks if you or any of your guests need special accommodations in regard to parking or seating. Please pay special attention to this section as you are completing the survey so we can make sure we are prepared for you and your guests.
- Pick Up Graduation Apparel
On Friday, May 8 Cross Continent and Weekend Executive students will need to go to the front circle of the Fuqua School of Business (from Fuqua Drive) between 12pm and 7 pm to pick up their graduation apparel. If you are unable to pick up your apparel during this time period, please have a classmate pick it up for you or you can pick up your apparel on Saturday morning starting at 7:30am outside of Cameron (see map). Friday afternoon pick-up is strongly encouraged. Global Executive students will have their apparel distributed during the Term 5 residency. The staff members handing out the caps and gowns will show you how the hood is to be worn, as it can be a bit tricky!
- Arrive Early for Class Photo (if applicable) and Line Up
Weekend Executive will have their class photo taken at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 9. Cross Continent students will have their class photo taken at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 8:15 am on Saturday, May 9. Students should come dressed in their apparel or allow time to put their apparel on before the class photos. Global Executive students will have their class photo on Friday, May 8 at The Fuqua School of Business.
All students should gather at the Cameron Indoor Stadium Hall of Honor by 8:25 am on Saturday, May 9 for formal lineup for the graduation ceremony.
- Pick Up Your Diploma
Cross Continent and Weekend Executive students will receive their diplomas in the mail prior to the graduation ceremonies.
Global Executive students will be able to pick up their diplomas in the Fox Student Center at Fuqua during the Executive MBA Programs graduation reception on Saturday morning.
- Review Recent Graduates Website
Fuqua's Development and Alumni Relations team has developed a website to assist recent graduates in their transition to becoming alumni. The website serves as a great resource for graduates of all programs at Fuqua.
- Order Class Ring (Optional)
Students have the opportunity to order a class ring through Jostens.