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Graduation Banquet 2023

Celebrating our Graduates!

Save the date for our 2023 celebration of the School of Management's graduating students on May 12th, 6:00pm-9:00pm in Kingsmen Park. (Children under 12 can enter for free with no registration, please email to notify)

*Registration has now closed, however, we are excepting walk ins.

*Guests are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evening temperatures. Heaters will be provided. Non-stilettos are suggested as the event is hosted on short grass. 

Free CLU Student, Faculty, Staff, Adjuncts, and Advisory Council Members Registration

free registration

Paid Registration 

paid registration

              Graduation Banquet 2023

Corporate Sponsorship Partners

Arroyo CapitalNissan Logo

2022 Graduation Banquet Highlights

We welcomed close to 600 guests at our Annual Graduation Banquet - the first one since the pandemic struck the world in 2020. This year's special celebration included students from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 and their families and friends! In attendance, to honor our graduates' accomplishments were President Lori Varlotta, Provost Leanne Neilson, VP Cristallea Buchanan, faculty, staff, advisory council members, and other guests, including the Austrian Trade Commissioner to the United States, Mr. Volker Ammann.

The event was masterfully emceed by undergraduates Avery Conrad and Christina Whyte, and featured student speakers - undergraduate Khuslen Munkhbayar (Business Administration '22) and graduate Colin Hall (MSQE '22). This year, we also presented our inaugural School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award to double alumna Amie Krause

Everyone enjoyed excellent catering, entertainment, music, dancing, photo booths, swag raffle, games, and more! Thank you to our corporate event sponsors Union Bank and Arroyo Capital/alumnus Jeff Brouelette for their generous support of the banquet. It is an amazing community celebration not to miss! 

GO TO COMPlete Photo ALBUM on SOM Facebook page

Photobooth album

Corporate Sponsorship Partners

 Union Bank LogoArroyo Capital

If your corporation or you know someone who might be able to support this event, please view this flyer for information or email

Watch a few videos from our past banquets


This banquet is a separate event from the commencement ceremony. Please go here for instructions on how to apply for graduation, request tickets for commencement and ordering of your cap and gown.

If you have questions, please email Rosie Baker at