Fall 2017 Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Commencement Information
November 11: Deadline to order cap, gown, and (optional) country stole from Herff Jones. Questions may be directed to Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that you MUST order a cap and gown if you intend to walk in the
graduation ceremony. Please see this diagram for additional information.
November 18: Graduation clearance deadline. All graduation requirements must be completed. This
includes any outstanding Incomplete grades. Students enrolled in the intermester and
II term courses will not graduate as intermester and II term classes end after the
graduation clearance deadline. If you will complete your graduation requirements after
the deadline, you may submit your application for graduation for the next term.
Saturday, December 2: Graduation ceremony. Graduates must arrive for line up at 9:00 a.m. The Graduation ceremony
will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Bible Church. Parking is free.
The Irving Bible Church
2435 Kinwest Pkwy.
Irving, TX 75063
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where will the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduation ceremony
Fall 2017: Graduation will be on Saturday, Dec 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Irving Bible Church (Irving, Texas). The ceremony usually lasts between 1-2 hours.
What time do I need to arrive? Why?
Fall 2017: Please report to Irving Bible Church no later than 9:00 a.m. for check-in and line-up.
(More details will be forthcoming.)
At line-up, you will be issued a card with your name and a number and hometown. The
number on your card refers to the order in which you will walk in the processional
and the order in which you will be called to receive your diploma. It is important
that you stay in numerical order during the line-up and procession.
Is the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business ceremony separate from the undergraduate
and Braniff College ceremony?
Yes. This ceremony will be honoring the achievements of the graduate students at the
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business only.
How long will the ceremony last?
The ceremony will typically last 1-2 hours, with a reception to follow at the venue.
What do I need to bring with me?
Wear your cap, cap tassel, gown and stole (if you have chosen to purchase a stole).
Bring but do not wear your hood-- you will carry it with you and be "hooded" on stage.
Please leave other non-essential items with family or friends.
Where do I get my cap and gown?
Caps and Gowns (Regalia) may be ordered through our online vendor, Herff Jones. From the list of available schools, please choose "The University of Dallas-University
of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business". Students are responsible for
ordering their own Regalia. You may still order a cap and gown if you are not attending
Country Stoles are optional stoles that can be worn with the Regalia to honor a student's
nation of origin. Country Stoles may be ordered through the Herff Jones website at the time the cap and gown order is placed. Questions on ordering may be
directed to Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at email@example.com.
How do I order graduation invitations/announcements?
Invitations and announcements are optional and may be ordered online through the vendor
Herff Jones. When choosing college/university, select "University of Dallas-Satish & Yasmin Gupta
College of Business." Then select the term in which you are graduating. You will be
able to choose a package that best suits you and your needs. If you have additional
questions, contact Herff Jones Representative, Mr. Gregg McDonald, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I order a class ring?
Yes! Class rings may be ordered through our vendor Jostens at www.jostens.com. You may also contact our service representative Tamela Herczeg at Tamela.Herczeg@jostens.com for information on promotional rates.
Can I order a Diploma Frame?
The University of Dallas Bookstore offers a variety of diploma frames. Click here to view the selection and order online.
Will I receive my diploma at the graduation ceremony?
Diplomas are given out at graduation unless you have a hold on your account.
How will I receive my diploma if I am not attending the graduation ceremony?
If you are not attending graduation, you will need to make arrangements to have your
diploma mailed to you by contacting Tasheena Mullins email@example.com. You will need to provide your name, student ID number, graduation term, and mailing
address. You may not receive your diploma until after they are conferred at commencement.
How many guests can I bring and do they need a ticket to get in?
We do not issue tickets for commencement guests, but we respectfully request that
graduates limit their number of guests to four (4). Seating is on a "first come, first
served" basis. Parking is unlimited and free.
Should I bring my child to the ceremony?
Your graduation is a special occasion that should be shared with your loved ones.
When deciding whether to bring your children, please remember that all children are
expected to remain seated during the ceremony (no running up/down stairs, in/out of
the aisles) and to keep noise to a minimum. Childcare will not be available.
If you have guests who will need special seating assistance or accommodations, please
contact Christen Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (972)721-5198.
Will professional photographs be taken?
Yes. More information will be sent to you via email with more information closer to
the ceremony date.