Student Announcements

Graduation Ceremonies and Baccalaureate Mass for Class of 2021

Date :     27 July 2021
Memo to :     The Candidates for Graduation
From :     (sgd.) Jowett Cecilio F. Magsaysay, MBA, PhD
Subject :      Graduation Ceremonies and Baccalaureate Mass for Class of 2021

The Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremonies of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (AGSB) will be held on November 28, 2021 (Sunday) from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. The mass and ceremonies will be conducted online.


The Graduation Ceremonies cover those who received or will receive their final passing grades in the Strategic Management capstone course (STRAMA) between September 20, 2020 and September 25, 2021. A separate announcement will be made for the online graduation of students who will receive their final passing grades in STRAMA after September 25, 2021.


Upon receipt of their final passing grade in STRAMA, students can apply for graduation clearance at the Registrar Online Services in the AGSB website. Once completed, students can monitor the status of their clearance on the same page. The deadline for the graduation clearance of those who wish to be included in the Graduation Ceremonies is on October 23, 2021.

Date of Graduation

(Policy on the Date of Graduation and Graduation Clearance – RO Memo August 6, 2020)


AGSB has three graduation dates corresponding to the last class day of the trimester when the students complete their academic and graduation requirements. The graduation date does not pertain to the date of commencement exercises.


The Date of Graduation indicated in the Diploma, Transcript of Records, and other documents is based on the date when the student complies with all academic requirements (i.e., when the student receives the final grade in STRAMA encoded in the AGSB Student Information System). Once the Registrar’s Office receives all the grades, including the final STRAMA grade, the date of graduation for that student would be the last day of classes of that trimester (even for Regis students).


Application, Payment and Distribution of Diplomas and TORs

Graduates can apply for copies of their graduation credentials consisting of the Latin Diploma, the English translation of the Diploma, copies of the Official Transcript of Record, and the Regis Certificate (for Ateneo-Regis MBA graduates) at the Request for Graduation Credentials link found in the Registrar’s Online Services page. The process for obtaining these documents is as follows:

  1. Request for your documents at the Request for Graduation Credentials link.
  2. Once your assessment is sent to you, pay for your documents. Instructions are contained in the e-mail to be sent to you.
  3. Schedule the pickup of your documents which will be sent to you once payment is confirmed. Click on Monitor Status in the Graduation Credentials link.


Staff of the Registrar’s Office will be onsite at the Rockwell Campus every Wednesday and Saturday. In order to avoid crowding, a scheduling system is adopted that will accommodate 30 graduates a day from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.


Graduation Ceremonies

The Graduation Exercises will begin with an online Baccalaureate Mass at 3:00 pm. The

Graduation Ceremonies will have the following Programme.


Welcome Remarks

Presentation of the Candidates for Graduation – Dr. Jowett Cecilio F. Magsaysay, AGSB Dean

Confirmation of Degrees – Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., President, Ateneo de Manila University

Presentation of Graduates (spotlighting)

Introduction of the Guest Speaker

Address of the Guest Speaker

Induction into the Alumni Association

Closing Remarks – Dr. John Paul C. Vergara, VP Ateneo Professional Schools

Song for Mary


The details on the actual conduct of the online graduation will be covered in a succeeding memo.