Student Announcements

Commencement Exercises 2018

To : Candidates for Graduation

From : Rodolfo P. Ang, Dean

Subject : Commencement Exercises 2018

Date : 08 October 2018

The 2018 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB) will be held on Sunday, 09 December 2018 at the Hyundai Hall, Arts Wing, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

The Mass will be celebrated at 3:45 in the afternoon to be followed immediately by the Graduation Ceremonies.

This year’s commencement speaker is Mr. Manolito T. Tayag, Country Managing Director of Accenture, Inc., Philippines. Mr. Tayag also currently serves as Vice Chairman and a Trustee of the I.T. and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and played a central role in crafting the Business Process Industry Road Map for the Philippines.

The schedule of graduation-related activities is presented below. The important details and instructions will guide you in your planning. I ask for everyone’s cooperation in ensuring a successful and meaningful ceremony.


A. Pre-Graduation Activities
November 8, 9, and 10, 2018
(Thursday, Friday – 1:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

STEP 1: Completion of Graduation Clearance AGSB Registrar’s Office
2nd floor, APS Building
STEP 2: Payment of the Graduation, Diploma, and English Translation Fees

  • Graduation Fee                                                           P 1, 575.00
  • Diploma                                                                       P 1, 458.80
  • Official English translation of the Diploma            P 162.80

N.B. A P200.00 late payment penalty will be charged for all payments made
after November 10, 2018.

APS Cashier
Ground floor, APS Building
STEP 3: Toga Measurement

Graduates should pay the toga rental fee and refundable deposit through bank
deposit in the name of GSA Academic Regalia Shop in any of the following accounts:

  • BPI Account Number 3089 2011 43
  • BDO Account Number 0086 5800 2929

Validated deposit slip will be given to GSA Regalia representatives upon measurement.
Representative will not accept cash payments on the day of measurement.

Toga rental fee is P 1, 000.00 and deposit is P 3, 000.00. The deposit will be
refunded upon return of the toga immediately after the graduation ceremonies.
There is a penalty of P 500.00 per day for any delay in the return of the toga

Room 202 – 203
2nd floor, APS Building
STEP 4: Issuance of guest car pass for Loyola Heights Campus

Instructional Materials Section will issue the guest car pass for entry to the
Ateneo Loyola Heights campus on 08 December for the rehearsal,
and on 09 December, for the Commencement Exercises.

Window 3
Instructional Materials
2nd floor, APS Building
STEP 5: Graduation Photo

Graduates may avail of an optional formal graduation photo package
by a third-party supplier contracted by AGSB.

AGSB Graduation Photo Package by DWB Studio

Room 202 – 203
2nd floor, APS Building
STEP 6: Membership in the AGSB Alumni Association, Inc. (AGSBAAI)

Graduates may opt to avail of lifetime membership in the
AGSBAAI. Membership fee is P 2,500.00 and should be paid
directly to AGSBAAI. This is not a compulsory membership.

Ground Floor (across the
APS Amphitheater),
APS Building


B. Graduation Rehearsal
December 08, 2018 (Saturday), 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn,
Hyundai Hall, Ground Floor, Arts Wing, Areté
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

(Attendance at the rehearsal is a strict requirement for all who intend to join the commencement exercises.)
Togas, graduation programs, and invitations will be distributed immediately after the rehearsal. The invitation cards will also serve as the guest entrance tickets to the venue for the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises. Each graduate is allowed to invite two (2) guests to the ceremony.

C. Commencement Exercises
December 09, 2018 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Areté, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Time Activity Venue
2:30 Assembly/Formation of candidates for graduation Ramon and Rosalina Siy Innovation Lobby,
Ground Floor, George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing
3:30 Processional George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing to Arts Wing
3:45 Baccalaureate Mass Hyundai HallHyundai Hall
Ground Floor, Arts WingGround Floor, Areté
5:00 Commencement Program Hyundai HallHyundai Hall
Ground Floor, Arts WingGround Floor, Areté
7:00 Distribution of Diplomas and Collection of Togas The Loft
Fourth Floor, George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing
7:00 Cocktail Reception for all graduates and their guests The Loft
Fourth Floor, George SK Ty Learning Innovation Wing

Additional reminders:

  1.  The following is the prescribed attire for all candidates for graduation. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any candidate who is not properly attired for the occasion:
    • Males: Plain, light-colored long-sleeved polo shirt with necktie; black trousers; black
    • Females: Long-sleeved or short-sleeved dress; black closed-toed shoes
  2. Parking will be available at the North and Northwest parking areas.
  3. Bring ADMU ID on rehearsal and graduation day.
  4. The Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University is a secure area. The university enforces a number of rules and regulations related to entry into the Loyola campus to ensure the safety of the community. The following will be observed:
    • Vehicles of AGSB administrators, faculty, staff and candidates for graduation with valid APS-Rockwell stickers (Year 2017-2018 or 2018-2019) will be allowed to enter the campus.
    • Vehicles without the aforementioned APS-Rockwell stickers may enter the campus by using the blue Guest Car Pass which will be issued to all graduates. The pass should be displayed on the dashboard (driver’s side) before entry into the ADMU campus and should be left there until after the vehicle has exited the campus.