Faculty Instruction

Faculty Instruction


Faculty Instruction

Academic regalia are not provided by the university but can be rented or purchased through the University Store.

About a month before the ceremony, the Graduation Coordinator will send an Intent to Participate in Commencement invite card to all faculty and request 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 the upstairs lobby of Haas Center for the Arts to robe in your academic regalia no later than one-half hour before the start of the ceremony. At approximately 9:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. a university marshal will lead the faculty out the East door and the double line will enter Haas Auditorium. Once on stage, please remain standing while graduates are entering and until the Moment of Silent Reflection (men should remove their caps prior to the singing of the National Anthem). The president will request that faculty take their seats at the appropriate time. The ceremony will then progress and is expected to last approximately two hours.