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Week of Commencement
- More specific instructions will be emailed one week prior to Commencement weekend.
- Remove personal regalia from storage and steam if necessary.
Day of Commencement
Arrive on campus
- All faculty should arrive at the Events Center no later than one hour prior to their
- Park in Lots H, M, E or C.
- Platform Party and VIP guests please park in Lot F.
- Enter the Events Center through the far left entrance (near Tau Club Room).
- All regalia will be available in the Faculty Robing Area on the Mezzanine level. Follow
the signage in the Events Center.
- Report to the Faculty Robing Area before you go to the Tau Club Room.
- Faculty and School marshals will find the gray robes and green tams in the robing
area. Department marshals wear their own regalia.
- Faculty walking with doctoral students should report to the student check-in area
located behind the stage 25-30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time.
- All faculty are invited to the Tau Club Room for refreshments after robing.
- At approximately 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, you will be instructed to line
up into two columns behind the faculty marshals (two faculty members wearing gray
- You will join the processional behind the bagpipers and ahead of the Platform Party.
- The bagpipers will stop and face the audience; do not stop, keep approaching the stage.
- The two columns will split at the end of the center aisle and enter the stage on opposite
- Seats in the faculty section should be filled from front to back.
- You will be provided with a ceremony program and a bottle of water on stage.
- Remember, the ceremony is being recorded; you will be on camera the majority of the
- The faculty marshals will lead faculty off opposite sides of the stage.
- The two columns of faculty will meet in the center aisle and process out.
- Faculty will follow the Platform Party through the tunnel on the right.
- Be sure to return any regalia to the Faculty Robing Area. Platform Party please return
regalia to the Tau Club Room.
Last Updated: 8/30/16