May 05, 2021
Schedule for Friday, May 14

You can arrive at any point within the window for your major after you pick up your diploma (see below).  When you arrive at Della Ratta, you will walk to the front of the room and take a photo with Dean Abela and your Area Director and receive their congratulations.  Students will enter Della Ratta one at a time.  Afterward, you can enjoy refreshments in Veno Plaza.

  • 9:30 - 10:15 AM: Management & International Business majors
  • 10:15 - 11:00 AM: Marketing majors 
  • 11:00 - 11:45 AM: Finance majors (and any Economics majors graduating with a Busch School diploma)
  • 11:45 AM: Presentation of Busch School valedictorian award
  • 11:45 - 12:00 PM: Accounting majors and Master of Science in Business graduates.  

At 9:30 AM we will also present the Busch Teaching Award to Profs. Sautet and Bottegal, and at 10:15 a.m. we’ll present the Busch Service Award to Prof. Weber. 

No RSVP is required.  This event is optional.  We hope to celebrate with you!

Diploma Pickup

You can pick up your diploma at the time and location below:

Day: Friday, May 14
Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Friday, May 13
Location: Tent tent outside Mullen library 

If you cannot pick up your diploma on Friday, you can pick it up the week after graduation from Enrollment Services in Fr. O’Connell Hall.  Remaining diplomas will be mailed to students.

Academic Regalia

You can wear your gown, hood, and cap.  Regalia will be available in Della Ratta to borrow for your photos if needed.  

Virtual Participation
  • Your family can watch you remotely as you receive congratulations and get your photo taken in Della Ratta auditorium. Sign up here for the livestream link.
  • If you’re not able to be physically present but would still like to celebrate your graduation in this way, please email a one-page PowerPoint slide with your picture (in gown) and any message you have for your classmates to business@cua.edu, and we’ll share those as part of the livestream. 
Refreshments

Refreshments will be served in Veno Plaza (outside the main entrance of Maloney Hall).

Other Friday Events
If you have any further questions about graduation, please see the Busch School page for graduating seniors here.