Commencement is a special time for our graduates and guests. The participation of faculty members emphasizes the value and importance of the guidance, leadership, and support you have provided to our students.

Ways to Participate

Faculty may participate in the commencement ceremonies in the following ways:

Faculty Marshalls

Academic Deans invite these faculty members to be part of the undergraduate processional. They lead their discipline's candidates to their seats and remain with them throughout the ceremony.

General Faculty

Participate in the Academic Procession and are seated either with the candidates on the arena floor (undergraduate) or in a designated seating area (all others) during the commencement exercise.

Academic Procession for Faculty

The academic procession, consisting of candidates and participating faculty assemble one hour before the ceremony begins and will be led into the arena by the grand marshal.

The Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) wing at the North entrance on the first floor of the Don Taft University Center serves as faculty staging area.