Academic regalia are not provided by the university but can be rented at the University Store. Regalia can also be purchased through the University Store.
About a month before the ceremony, the Graduation Office sends an Intent to Participate in Commencement card to all faculty and requests that the response card is returned in order to provide proper seating for the faculty on stage.
The reserved parking area for faculty will be in the Sutliff lot.
Faculty, please plan to arrive in McCormick new lobby to robe in your regalia no later than one-half hour before the ceremony. At approximately, 9:45 am and 2:45 pm, a university marshal will lead the faculty onto the Academic Quad. (If the Rain Plan is in effect, follow the signs at the Nelson Field House Athletic Department entrance.)
The double line of faculty will enter the Quad behind the Platform Party to process to the stage. In front of the Student Services Stage, the double line will split and the left side will walk up the stairs to the left of the stage and the right side will use the walkway to the right.
Once on stage, please remain standing while graduates are entering and until the moment of silent reflection and National Anthem are finished. (Men should remove their caps prior to the singing of the National Anthem.). The president will request that you take your seats at the appropriate time. The ceremony will then progress and is expected to last approximately two hours.