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Close School of Entrepreneurship

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A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Charles D. Close School graduating Class of 2022. Together, we join you in celebrating this milestone and share in your sense of pride as you join the ranks of our Close School alumni. There really is nothing like graduation. It is a moment of change, growth, and transition — and we are certain that you will embrace this new step in your life with an entrepreneurial spirit, with resilience, optimism, and the knowledge and skills that you developed during your time here at the Close School.

You are entrepreneurs in the true sense of the word, and we couldn’t be more excited to see you start the next phase of your entrepreneurial journey.


Donna Marie De Carolis, PhD
Founding Dean
Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Donna Decarolis

See What We Have To Offer

Whether you’re looking for funding, a physical space to grow your business, mentoring, or resources to start your first (or next) big thing, The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship’s groundbreaking curriculum helps turn disruptive ideas into innovative companies. Join entrepreneurial students on campus or entrepreneurship graduates worldwide and take advantage of all our programs and services.

Don’t Miss the University-wide Commencement on June 9!

We look forward to celebrating our graduates at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, June 9. The University-wide Commencement ceremony will feature American educator, author, civil rights advocate, and mathematician Freeman A. Hrabowski III as our keynote speaker. Following his remarks, our Forever Dragons will turn their tassels to the left and the exciting evening will conclude with a fireworks display!