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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.
Faculty may park on campus or in the Bloomsburg Hospital lot where shuttle busses will be making runs to the Academic Quad and return after the ceremony.
Please enter Haas Center for the Arts, through the back entrance, located near Columbia Hall.
Faculty, please plan to arrive in the McCormick building to robe in your academic regalia no later than one-half hour before the start of the ceremony. Be ready to process approximately 8:15 a.m., 11:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Faculty will line up in a double line in random order. If there is someone you would like to sit next to during the ceremony, that person should be behind you in line, not next to you, since the double lines split upon entrance onto the Quad.
A commencement staff member will lead faculty from McCormick to the stage. Once on stage, please remain standing during the singing of The National Anthem and the Moment of Silent Reflection. Attendees will be requested to take their seats at the appropriate time. The ceremony will then progress and is expected to last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Rain Plan Information
The Rain Plan will be called by 5:00 a.m. the morning of the ceremony. It will be posted on the BloomU Today page and announced on local TV and radio stations.
If the Rain Plan is in effect, the ceremony will be held at Nelson Field House. Faculty should park in the New Lot or the Husky A Lot.
Faculty should enter Nelson Field House by the upstairs lobby and follow the signs to Room 230 to robe and line up for procession.
A commencement staff member will lead faculty from Room 230 downstairs to the gymnasium. Faculty will be seated to the side of the stage. Please remain standing for The National Anthem and the Moment of Silent Reflection. Attendees will be requested to take their seats at the appropriate time. The ceremony will then progress and is expected to last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.