Student Marshals and Flag Bearers

Student Marshals and Flag Bearers:

  • assist in lining up fellow graduates for the processional
  • lead candidates in the processional and recessional
  • carry the school banner or department flag

In doing so, Student Marshals and Flag Bearers help ensure that Commencement is a dignified and memorable experience for graduates, their families and friends, and invited guests of the University.

Student Marshals and Flag Bearers are selected by their school's dean's office.


Undergraduate Student Marshals receive gold stoles at no charge from the Commencement Committee when they pick up their caps and gowns at the University Bookstore.


There will be a mandatory training for all marshals. Details will be e-mailed after marshals are selected.