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Graduation Banquet 2024

Celebrating our Graduates!

Date: Wednesday, May 8th 
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Location: Kingsmen Park, Thousand Oaks Campus
We warmly invite the Class of 2024 from the School of Management to join us at our Graduation Banquet! Come and celebrate your hard work in an evening filled with joy, surrounded by friends, family, and faculty, under the stars in Kingsmen Park!
Join us for...
  • catered dinner
  • bar
  • photo booth
  • DJ and dancing
  • magician
  • brief speeches
  • exclusive School of Management merchandise 


Registration CLOSING on Wednesday, May 8th at 12:00 pm
General Admission:
Regular Tickets


Free Graduating Student/ Faculty/ Staff/ Council Member:

2023 Graduation Banquet Highlights

We celebrated our 2023 graduates under the stars in Kingsmen Park with family, friends, and faculty at our Annual Graduation Banquet. In attendance, to honor our graduates' accomplishments were President Lori Varlotta, Provost Leanne Neilson, VP Regina Biddings-Muro, Dr. Taiwo Ande, faculty, staff, advisory council members, and other guests.

The event was masterfully guided by Bryant Nguyen (Accounting '23), and featured student speakers - undergraduate Andrea Brimmer (Business Administration '23) and graduate Shawn Adams-Lanz (EMBA '23). This year, we also presented our School of Management Alumni Awards. Don Armstrong was awarded Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2023, and Majd Abdullah Almaki (MPPA ‘20)was awarded Young Alumna of the Year 2023. Visit here for more information on these awards.

Everyone enjoyed excellent entertainment, music, dancing, the magician, catering, photo booths, exclusive merch, games, and more! Thank you to our corporate event sponsors Jay Bradshaw, Wayne Davey, The Walt Disney Company, Arroyo Capital and Nissan for their generous support of the banquet. It was a celebration not to miss! 

GO TO COMPlete Photo ALBUM on SOM Facebook page
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.

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