Information For

Faculty & Staff

Thank you in advance for participating in this year's Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 15, 2015 and Saturday, May 16, 2015.  As you already know, your role is a critical component in making the celebration of our students' accomplishments a success.


Friday, May 15, 2015
COBA - 10:00am
CSM - 1:00pm
CoEHHS - 4:30pm

Saturday, May 16, 2015
CHABSS - 9:00am (see list of majors here)
CHABSS - 1:30pm (see list of majors here)

A Few Important Items for Faculty:

The graduates and their families appreciate having the faculty present to celebrate with them. You honor our students' accomplishments by witnessing their big day and by taking the opportunity to shake hands or join a photo group after the ceremony. Our graduates' memories of the commencement ceremony will be much more meaningful because they had a chance to say thank you and farewell to their professors. To that end, the recessional will be arranged to allow personal interaction with the graduates.

Commencement Reader and Marshal Training - Information coming soon

Check-In: Faculty will meet in the Clarke Field House for processional one hour prior to the start of the Ceremony


Refreshments will be provided on site for faculty. Make sure to fill out the Sign up form and indicate whether or not you want lunch.  

All faculty are asked to park in Parking Structure 1

A Few Important Items for Staff:

Work Schedule:   

  • Information Coming Soon

Please note that end times are approximate times. Shifts will end when ceremonies conclude.

Refreshments will be provided on site for all employees that sign up to work the event. 

Responsibility of the employee's unit, in accordance with the respective collective bargaining agreement (e.g., for non-exempt employees, either by cash compensation, compensatory time off or adjusting the employee's regular work schedule within the work week in which Commencement is held-please contact HREO if you have questions).

Supervisor must approve staff member's request to work the event to ensure authorization for overtime compensation (if appropriate).  

All staff are asked to park in Parking Structure 1

Note:  We will provide Commencement logo shirts to new Commencement staff.

Please direct questions regarding commencement ceremonies to  The Commencement Office can also be reached via telephone at 760-750-DONE (3663).