Information For

Day at a Glance

(This information is subject to change-please check back periodically)

Check - In
All Faculty participating in the Commencement ceremonies must arrive one hour prior to the ceremony start time for line-up.  Please refer to the 2014 Commencement Schedule for a list of majors per time.

The Faculty will march in the processional behind the students and before the Platform Party. Please check-in at the Faculty Table located in the Clarke Field House.  The Faculty will assemble on the terrace; students will assemble and line-up on the right side of the Clarke Field House then proceed down the pathway toward the Mangrum Track & Field.  Staff at the Faculty Table will be available to assist Faculty. 


The Platform Party will exit the stage and ceremony site first, followed by the Faculty. However, rather than exiting the ceremony site entirely, the Faculty will exit the graduate seating area and form a double line immediately beyond it, along the recessional route, so that Faculty may greet students and offer congratulations as the students exit the ceremony site.  The Faculty Marshals will assist in creating this "congratulatory line".  The Students will continue the recessional to the meet and greet area.

You may rent academic regalia (cap, gown, hood, tassel) from the University Store. If you have not yet made rental arrangements, please contact the University Store as soon as possible (x4730).

A light lunch will be available in the Clarke Field House Grand Salon for Faculty members and Administrators participating in the ceremony, and Commencement Staff Volunteers.  More information to follow.